Tag: diy

Sitting Quietly in Packing Peanuts

The replacement fan for my GPU arrived the other day, but I’ve been too busy to set some time aside to install it. I will be out-of-town from Sunday to Tuesday. I may have some time tomorrow to install the fan, depending on how productive I am on travel preparations and such. If I don’t get around to installing the…

Dead Fan

It seems that the fan on my graphics card (256MB ATI Radeon 9800 Pro) has stopped working. I discovered this last night shortly after starting up Windows. The display shut off, but everything else seemed to be working fine. My monitor showed a black screen and an error message, helpfully informing me that the input should be in 1920 x…

What’s-Its-Name is Here

After more than six months of research, waiting, and saving, I bought the Asus W3J Centrino Core Duo Notebook: PROCESSOR: Intel Pentium-M T2500 Yonah (2.0Ghz; 667mhz w/ 2mb Cache) DISPLAY: 14″ WXGA (1280 x 768) Color Shine (glaretype) LCD Panel MOTHRBOARD: Asus W3J w/ Intel 945PM Chipset MEMORY: 2048Mb DDR2 667 (1 Gb x 2) HARD DRIVE: 100Gb 7200RPM GRAPHICS:…

I Have Arrived

Here I am at my spiffy new location! I posted about the possibility of the move from my Blogger blog just recently, however I originally started looking at getting my own domain about six or seven months ago. I did reasearch on hosting options at that time, but I decided to postpone the decision so that I could deliberate. My…

It’s the RAM

Bloody computer started restarting randomly again. Same behaviour as before. At the suggestion of a few people, I checked my RAM. I did a memory test, took out my RAM modules one by one, checked each one, swapped sockets, etc. Near as I can figure, one of my RAM sticks is bad. It failed nearly all the tests on every…