Posts tagged motherboard

A new year a new computer

Jan. 2, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CPU , motherboard , Phenom

I blogged earlier about how all my computers seem to run into trouble all at once. In recent times my file server died (motherboard + hard drive). Then the desktop hiccuped but recovered but at the same time the macbook decided to pack it in. The desktop also suffered a relapse and died. So for a br ...

Picking a mother board.

Nov. 18, 2010, 2:11 a.m. motherboard , toast

Having chosen an AMD Phenom II as the processor, it's time to choose a motherboard. There are enough brands and chipsets to make even a geek feel confused. First up, I wanted it to be something other than Asus. A toasted Asus mother board is the reason that I am having to do this rebuild in the firs ...

Down from three computers to two computers.

Nov. 5, 2010, 2:31 a.m. Macbook , motherboard , religion , toast

Just a few weeks back I mentioned that I had three computers. It never pays to boast because now I am down to two. For a very brief period, I was actually down to just one. All three of them had failed at different times and two of them went together. But two of them have been restored. The travails ...

From P5B SE to P5B VM SE

Nov. 3, 2010, 3:55 a.m. motherboard , toast , X11

On October fourth, nearly a month ago, I tweeted about a toasted Asus P5B SE mother board and about breaking my life long habit of not claiming a warranty. It turned out to be such a waste of time. The owner of the shop from which I bought the mobo, is a decent bloke. Wish I could say the same about ...

Asus P5B SE Toast

Oct. 4, 2010, 4:22 p.m. motherboard , toast

The other day, I mentioned that I have three computers. Now I am down to too. The mobo on one of them died, it wasn't entirely unexpected. For a while now this computer in question has been behaving erratically and needed a few reboots. It refused to stay up for more than a day or two at a stretch. ...

Yet another dead macbook

July 23, 2010, 5:26 a.m. bootstrap , Macbook , motherboard , toast

Dell is in a lot of hot water for shipping lousy hardware. One wonders why the same fate has not befallen Apple, the company that is so arrogant as to elegantly package a brick and call it an iphone or an ipad and charge you heaps of money for it. Macbooks are only slightly better. It was only a cou ...

Core 2 Duo.

Oct. 24, 2006, 10:14 p.m. motherboard , toast

Since the mother board is toast and there is a 10 day waiting period for macbooks (and Imacs). The next step is to set up a new core 2 duo machine. I have always preffered AMD over intel, the only reason that the now deceased machine is an intel is because I am sick and tired of poor quality mother ...

Toast Motherboards and Macbooks.

Oct. 23, 2006, 10:08 p.m. Macbook , motherboard , toast

I have been coming up with various excuses for delaying the purchase of a macbook. One of them is pretty valid. It cost an Outrageous 153,000 rupees in Colombo while it costs only about 115,000 Rupees in the US and about 122,000 in Singapore. With people as reluctant as they have ever been to fly, y ...

Yet Another Toasted mother board.

Oct. 23, 2006, 2:52 a.m. motherboard , toast

My hardware has a tendency to fail more often than the next persons. It could be that I put too much a of a load on my machine or it could be because they manufactures always ship their low quality junk to South Asian while sending the best stuff to North America and Europe. Anyway, my motherboard, ...

Mother Board Stew

Dec. 1, 2004, 4:22 a.m. motherboard

It's been two weeks since my last post, I have been down with indigestion caused by Mother Board Stew.Immidiately After I completed my migration from Red Hat 9 to Fedora Core, one of the three hard disks on my computer fell criticially ill and died. All that whirring about while Fedora was being ins ...