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Broken Computer, Again. - AdrianG [APOD]
November 1st, 2004
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Broken Computer, Again.
The system I use to receive email is broken again. I shut it down to add a USB2 card, and I have not been able to reboot it. It appears to be failing at a very early stage, and in particular, it seems to be having trouble running the CPU fans. I've had enough system board related trouble with this system, lately that I think I may just replace the system board, which means also replacing the CPUs and perhaps the memory. This is not what I wanted to be spending money on, this month, but I'm getting tired of working around the quirks this system has been developing over the last six years.

Anyway, this means that I will not be getting LJ notifications of replies to posts and comments, until I get that system running again.

Edit (21:30 11-03-2004): I'm back online, with a new powersupply, a new main board, and a new video card. I think the video card may have been the answer. I really didn't want to spend that much money on my computer, this month. Oh well.

Adrian

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From:lightning_rose
Date:November 2nd, 2004 04:45 am (UTC)
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How many watts is the power supply rated?

When booting can you go into the bios and see what voltages the mb is seeing?

I have 2 computers that worked fine in California, but as soon I got to Colorado they started having problems with large and/or multiple disk drives. Beefier power supplies fixed the problem.

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From:lightning_rose
Date:November 2nd, 2004 04:49 am (UTC)
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I should add that a few months ago my main computer was having booting problems and cpu failures that were also fixed with a beefier power supply.

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From:adriang
Date:November 2nd, 2004 06:08 am (UTC)
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That's an interesting theory. It's too late for me to want to dig in and check that, but I'll look into that, tomorrow.

Thanks.

Adrian
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From:elementalmuse
Date:November 2nd, 2004 05:26 am (UTC)
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Good luck on getting it up and running again soon.
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From:adriang
Date:November 2nd, 2004 06:08 am (UTC)
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Thanks.

Adrian
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