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The best things in life are free...

.. but you can tell that to computer manufacturers and they will laugh at you.

Laugh I say.

damnit. Ok, so I spent the last two days trying to fix my computer. I failed. -5 geek points I guess. There is some problem with the motherboard where the onboard sound is on the fritz and is causing the software to die randomly. One format and reinstall of windows later and still no joy. Annoying, but as the beautiful Miriam said to me the other day "meh.. these things happen."

So.. time to buy new hardware - as the current mobo is annoyingly just outside its warranty. I decided to go for the proper upgrade route as there was little point spending money just to be superseeded imediately. For the geeks in the audience - PCI Express it is.

Out of the kindness of my fathers heart (he just made me say that) he's paying for it so I can then use him like a 0% interest credit card over a few months. This is good, as its like... £500 or nearly $1000 for you people on the other side of the pond (so... most of you).

I'd also like to take this moment to thank Miriam, she listened to me be stressed and grumpy over the last few days and was a saint about it. She always apologises to me when she's grumpy on the phone and I tell her I don't mind (which I don't), but she's really been wonderful recently - and I know she's got her own stuf on her mind too.

much love :)



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9th Feb, 2005 07:20 (UTC)
of course i'm a saint! patron saint of...

9th Feb, 2005 15:47 (UTC)
This is good, as its like... £500 or nearly $1000 for you people on the other side of the pond (so... most of you).

Good god! What the hell are you buying?
10th Feb, 2005 09:19 (UTC)
new mobo, new gfx card, new proc, new case, new psu, new heatsink + fan..

Basically because its better long term that way. Its all PCI-Express stuff, no more PCI or AGP anymore. The old case won't let me change the PSU, so that has to go.. annoyingly. Oh and the mobo will only support the 64bit chips.. so yeah.

But yeah.. concidering what I'm getting its actually a v.good deal. I'll post with specs and photos later.

10th Feb, 2005 15:36 (UTC)
Parents with 0% interest credit rock! My Mommy = New Laptop. And just think how sweet the monster will run with all those new parts under the hood! *gives old tower an ugly glare*

Thanks for keeping him sane Miriam, his last post scared me so bad I couldn't comment ;) ps. nice spoons.
10th Feb, 2005 19:13 (UTC)
keeping him sane is always fun ;)
and thanks! i call the big one "spooninator" and the smaller one is his male "partner" spoonito
10th Feb, 2005 19:42 (UTC)
LOL "Spoonito" :D very italian mafioso
11th Feb, 2005 07:28 (UTC)
hehee, i suppose...it was supposed to be "little spoon" in spanish ;) at the time it was funny because he was a large spoon, but then i got spooninator and it became less funny because he IS the smaller spoon...
anyway, yes ;) spoooooooooooooooon.
11th Feb, 2005 07:30 (UTC)
er....not IN spanish because they have another word for spoon, but the dimunitive form of "little" used in spanish...anyway yes...
must correct self before someone else does ;) *shifty eyes*
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