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February 20, 2002

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Currently playing: Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

Only this time it's Barry's PC. His overclocked Celeron (366@550) from summer `99 was dying by summer `01, so we replaced it this last fall with a Celeron 1.1ghz FC-PGA on a slocket. Unfortunately, his old Abit BH6 couldn't handle the power requirements of the new Coppermine core Celeron... so he underclocked it to 733mhz and limped along with periodic system crashes. Windows 2000 installation kept locking up at 4%, but we somehow limped through.

So, when I swapped out this past weekend to an Athlon XP, I sold him my Asus CUSL2-C motherboard... and well, we just spent the last 3 days working on it. After replacing almost every part, we finally traced the problem to a bad stick of ram. (I've been getting a lot of that from my purchases this summer. Grrrr...) He's now running with his Celeron 1.1ghz @ 1.1ghz instead of 733mhz like before. =) We really should have caught the bad ram a lot sooner, since it always failed at or around the 4% mark... but the MB swap, the CPU swap, Erik's system build and my own system build and its problems filled my mind with other problems... doh. But it works now, so we're good. Busy copying files right now. 10GB over 10mbit ethernet @ 94% network utilization... umm that could take a while. I think I'll go to bed...

Oh. Details of my box will be up later, but it's an MSI K7T-Turbo2, AMD Athlon XP1700+, Adaptec 39160, and some other goodies... =)

Posted by brian at February 20, 2002 03:23 AM


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