Log in

No account? Create an account
Sep. 2nd, 2012 @ 07:23 pm Calcifer is a goner
Current Mood: blahblah
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. :(
About this Entry
[User Picture Icon]
Date:September 3rd, 2012 06:49 am (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
It's always sad and a hassle when a machine breaks down.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture Icon]
Date:September 3rd, 2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
(Permanent Link)
Porting is always a pain, but with each iteration you ditch things you do not actually use or need. Much easier with software than moving your house, which involves physical things.
(Reply) (Thread)