I fixed my main workstation - Journal of Omnifarious
Aug. 6th, 2008
11:44 am - I fixed my main workstation
I fixed my main workstation. I've been meaning to do this for a long time. I partly didn't out of fear that the problem wasn't the fairly simple one I thought it was and partly because my main workstation is old enough now to be disappointing.
The problem was the video card, which is what I thought it was. It was bad. I swapped it out for a really cheap video card I had spare and it worked great.
The video card that I swapped in is largely inadequate for what I use that computer for though, so I'm going to have to replace it with a much better video card a soon as I can afford to. *sigh*
The whole workstation should be replaced. It's old, comparatively slow, and the motherboard has a hardware glitch that causes the system to lock during periods of heavy drive write activity and network access.