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27 July 2007 @ 09:27 am
hardware problems continued  
Reseating things didn't help. Either did replacing the video card (we had a spare one lying around). But Lovely Man stuck the hard drive in his computer, and it's working fine, so that's good. He's going away for a week, so I'll use his in the meantime and we'll sort out getting it repaired when he comes back.
I have another theory now - he keeps trying to get me to use Ubuntu (a Linux distribution). Perhaps he's hidden a vital component so that I'll be forced to use Ubuntu for the week...
davidg666 on July 27th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
Oh good (that the disc isn't dead). Oh good again about having to use Ubuntu for a week - that's an improvement anyway (although not as much of an improvement as getting a real computer, although every time I say that people want to stone me :) )
a very caring potato: flick the little personmollydot on July 27th, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
This is the point where I wish I had that icon that says "boys are stupid, throw rocks at them" :-)
a very caring potato: a penguin in the handmollydot on August 12th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
You'll be pleased to know I'm seriously considering setting mine up as dual boot when it comes back.
(Anonymous) on August 12th, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)
Try kicking it! It's therapeutic!

a very caring potatomollydot on August 12th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
Too late - it's gone back to the suppliers to see what they make of it. But maybe they'll try a kick.
(Anonymous) on August 14th, 2007 09:06 am (UTC)
Re the dust issue - due to the cats roaming about we have super doopa fan set ups on our PCs. They're on pretty much 24/7 so get hot and also clogged full o shite if you're not careful. So the lad got some larger fans from electronics stores and put those in to send more air over the CPU and to also vent the hot air out faster and more efficiently.

Just because my pooty sounds like a 747 now......

But dust and other crap in the air can build up. When my PC was having a wee fritz we pulled the covers off and removed the CPU chip and there was a layer of dust underneath it, on the board. A vaccy every once in a while is good maintenance :) And run the duster over the vents on the outside of the case too - that will pull off any fuzzy yucks hanging around and causing hot air to circulate inside the case as it cannot escape.


a very caring potatomollydot on August 16th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
Good idea. I'll keep that in mind.