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16 April 2006 @ 02:10 pm
New Computer Geeking  
On Friday afternoon the power supply on the old PC, which had been limping along on a bad 5 volt output, finally croaked in the middle of various functions and caused my Micro$oft Windoze to corrupt.

I've been wanting to upgrade the household system for a while, and this was the perfect opportunity. As long I have to reload everything anyway, reasoneth I, why not do it for a new motherboard and processor combo?

As of today, I'm back up on a Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor, 1 Gb DDR memory, and a new case that actually keeps the innards cool. I had hoped to rebuild the old system so it could be used by K, who has moved back home (again), but it looks like the old motherboard has just been badvoltaged too much to survive, as I keep getting errors trying to install Windoze.

Given my previous track records, I won't have to upgrade anything for at least 3 years now. Coooooool.

And, hopefully, this system will be fast enough to run Civilization 4 the investment tools I'm starting to use!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: "Medusa" Annie Lennox
Mandelbearmdlbear on April 16th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
Can't really argue with that, except that I'd be inclined to double the memory fairly soon. As for me, I went for a core duo on my new work system because there's still a lot of software (including Firefox, oddly enough) that hasn't been recompiled for 64 bits yet.
Bill Suttonbedlamhouse on April 16th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
Well, ladyat and I had a budget for this computer which I had already exceeded and therefore did not think it was ... well ... "prudent" to add the second gig of memory.

I'm still running 32-bit OS and the rest, but we'll see what comes of the dual core. With luck it will allow me to rip CDs while doing other things...