Down

Yeah, well I blew up my motherboard yesterday. At first, I didn’t think it was the board because Windows booted up, but I got to the login screen, typed in my password and the computer froze. Nothing I did worked. I put in a new hard drive I had, thinking, “I’ll take the easy way out. I’ll install the new drive, load XP on that and boot from there.” I figured I’d transfer files from the old drive to the new one, and later reinstall XP on the old drive when I built Motley a new machine. Oh, and I had a new stick of memory too. I figured if I have to open the case, I’ll add that too.

Nothing worked. Basically, what happened was that the motherboard stopped seeing anything. It didn’t see the keyboard or the mouse. The video display looked like a Scottish clan tartan. Even if I took the new drive and new memory out… same thing. So I bought a new board. A better board. Did that end my issues? Of course not! The freaking CPU would not come off the old board. Well, it wouldn’t come free of the heatsink really. By the time I’d managed to wriggle it off… the pins were bent. FUCK ME.

That is where I gave up for the night. Today, it’s a new CPU. I think. I’m not sure I have enough money for this. I’m way, way upset. So… I’m down. I’m hoping I can get my hands on a CPU for this board today without having to spend every cent I have on it. If I can, all I need to do is install it, plug in all the fans, and – God and Karma willing – it should all work.

I’m typing this from work. If I don’t start commenting on your blogs tonight… pray for me. Something will need to keep me from going ballistic.

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0 Responses to Down

  1. Shiny Bitch says:

    Without you being online, it’s really really really weird…very lonely too. Well, you just text’d me a moment ago saying you were formatting the new drive…*closes eyes and starts wishing like hell*

  2. Shiny Bitch says:

    Without you being online, it’s really really really weird…very lonely too. Well, you just text’d me a moment ago saying you were formatting the new drive…*closes eyes and starts wishing like hell*

  3. Matt-Man says:

    Good luck Winter. I hope it all works out. Cheers Baby!!

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  4. Matt-Man says:

    Good luck Winter. I hope it all works out. Cheers Baby!!

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  5. Oh nooooo, Winter! I am praying to The Great Mother of Motherboards as a type. My worst crash ever began with the blue screen of death and a message about ‘the computer can’t find its motherboard’. I thought it was having a laugh but after 3 days of Mr. Expensive Data Recovery Man I realised it wasn’t… 🙁

    Praying and stroking own motherboard,

    Livvy xxx

    P.S. Why does that bit about stroking my motherboard sound so rude? 🙂

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  6. Oh nooooo, Winter! I am praying to The Great Mother of Motherboards as a type. My worst crash ever began with the blue screen of death and a message about ‘the computer can’t find its motherboard’. I thought it was having a laugh but after 3 days of Mr. Expensive Data Recovery Man I realised it wasn’t… 🙁

    Praying and stroking own motherboard,

    Livvy xxx

    P.S. Why does that bit about stroking my motherboard sound so rude? 🙂

    The English Courtesans last blog post..Where is The English Courtesan This Weekend?

  7. Winter says:

    Marty – It always leads to spending more. Ugh. However, my tech told me to bend the pins up and try it again. Once the CPU is seated and locked properly perhaps the heatsink will fit. I’m tempted to get a new CPU anyway and save this one for Motley. At this rate, I’ll have a new machine for her very soon!

    Mary – I don’t think you f’d me. I think I f’d myself. I gotta keep the kittehs away from my Isotel.

    BPR – I’ve already spent a chunk of change for me. The board was about $100.

  8. Winter says:

    Marty – It always leads to spending more. Ugh. However, my tech told me to bend the pins up and try it again. Once the CPU is seated and locked properly perhaps the heatsink will fit. I’m tempted to get a new CPU anyway and save this one for Motley. At this rate, I’ll have a new machine for her very soon!

    Mary – I don’t think you f’d me. I think I f’d myself. I gotta keep the kittehs away from my Isotel.

    BPR – I’ve already spent a chunk of change for me. The board was about $100.

  9. bluepaintred says:

    Computers breaking – my worst nightmare!

    I sure hope you can solve this – and for cheap!

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  10. bluepaintred says:

    Computers breaking – my worst nightmare!

    I sure hope you can solve this – and for cheap!

    bluepaintreds last blog post..Polly’s First Post

  11. Marot says:

    I think I may have f’ed you. I did comment how I was jealous that you could build your own. Now look what happened. Explains why you didnt answer me on yahoo though. Hope you get it fixed and dont go crazy.

  12. Marot says:

    I think I may have f’ed you. I did comment how I was jealous that you could build your own. Now look what happened. Explains why you didnt answer me on yahoo though. Hope you get it fixed and dont go crazy.

  13. martymankins says:

    So sorry to hear about the problems. I saw some of your twitter msgs on this. Motherboard upgrades almost always cause problems and lead to purchasing other items, as well.

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  14. martymankins says:

    So sorry to hear about the problems. I saw some of your twitter msgs on this. Motherboard upgrades almost always cause problems and lead to purchasing other items, as well.

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