Today I was going to blog about the Christmas party I organised last weekend or maybe a witty entry about banned Christmas toys, but alas, my mainboard decided to cease working today. Without warning, it suddenly announced “screw this” by rebooting, and then I sat there for ten minutes watching my POST screen for movement, alternating between calling it sweetie and telling it I will rip out it’s CPU if it doesn’t boot on the count of three. A dozen reboots and many swear words later, I unplugged all of the hardware and rebooted again in hopes that it was a hardware error, but it was not to be, it still refused to go past POST or even allow me into the bios.
So here I sit on my mothers computer, trackball mouse in one hand, typing with a prehistoric keyboard and thinking about how I want to burn that assrat of a mainboard for failing a few months out of warranty. It must have come with a built in timer that counts down 12 months till failure from the minute it’s installed.
Thankfully my hard drives are still working, but I can’t use them on this computer because it has different hardware (Windows, why can’t you be more like Linux?) and a friend has offered me his old mainboard. So if all goes to plan we will be back to regular posts about monkeys and people doing stupid things in public in no time.
jamming sharp objects into my mainboard to teach it a lesson tinkering, feel free to talk amongst yourselves and if you have a moment to spare, please nominate me in The 2006 Australian Blog Awards.
Now, where did I put that sledge hammer…
All systems are go. The mainboard my friend gave me worked a charm and the new Athlon64 3200+ CPU I purchased today is a big improvement. 🙂 I wasn’t sure if the hard drives would play nice with the new hardware, or even boot at all, but they did and after some driver updates everything is running nicely.
I also received a Logitech G7 mouse as a early Christmas present today. 😀
My old 350w PSU isn’t giving enough juice and is making booting up a terribly frustrating process. I hope to have a new 480w on Monday.