Hein (fub) wrote,

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Calcifer is a goner

Even with a new stick of RAM, Calcifer still crashes when doing memtest86. That doesn't involve any moving parts, so the only viable explanation is that the motherboard has become unstable. I guess four years of non-stop running took their toll on the electrolytic condensators. (The lightning strike of a year ago might not have helped either.)
So it's time to say my teary-eyed goodbyes. I've just ordered another nettop to replace Calcifer: an Atom/ION desktop. It's an upgrade of sorts, because the CPU in the new machine is a dual-core Atom, and the video drivers for the ION enable the playback of full HD video.

Getting all my stuff ported to the new machine is going to be a pain. :(
Tags: calcifer, hardware

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