1. Computer Woes

    jake on 2005.09.30
    at 10:53 pm

    Well it looks like I’m going to be finally upgrading my desktop. The last major upgrade took place a little before construction of this site. I still have a little bit of troubleshooting to do but it’s not looking good. Unless I can diagnose it and just replace a particular component it’s more logical to start saving up and buying new parts.

    It all started with a wheezing fan in the case attached to the motherboard. Along with the junky stock power supply and old case fans it sounded like it was going to take off and phone in traffic reports.

    A few clicks later I had a new PSU coming on a Fedex truck. And a few more and a new cooler for my northbridge chipset was also on its way. All my worries were over.

    Of course it’s never that easy. After I put my new parts in my computer beeped at me. It has a lot of nerve sometimes. According to the Abit KT7/KT7-RAID FAQ she was trying to tell me there was something wrong with her memory. Anyone remember me say anything about RAM? That’s because I didn’t.

    I tried putting everything back the way it was with no luck. And I tried playing with which slot the RAM was in. No success.

    So if I can dig up an extra stick of RAM that I know works (though I thought the two in my system were fine) then I’ll do a little more debugging. But assuming it isn’t anything easily corrected I’ll just start picking up some new components and start from scratch. Always exciting to build a new computer.

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    Comments (1)

    1. Wong PoKér Hu Online said on 2005.11.13 at 10:58 pm

      I have had many problems with my old PC that I just had to buy an entire set. The motherboard was almost completely destroyed and the fans never seemed to work in the way that they should have. I think buying a new one was the best thing I ever did for myself and to my computer.

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