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I fixed my main workstation - Journal of Omnifarious

Aug. 6th, 2008

11:44 am - I fixed my main workstation

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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.

Current Mood: [mood icon] frustrated

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From:mysticalforest
Date:August 6th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
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during periods of heavy drive write activity and network access
So "all the time" is what you're saying. ;)
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From:omnifarious
Date:August 6th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
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No, hardly ever. I've had this workstation with this motherboard since early 2005. I long ago learned that if I wanted to download anything I should use the server workstation. And thanks to the magic of network transparent windowing systems (i.e. not Microsoft Windows or Cocoa) I can run GUI programs to do that on the fileserver and still have them show up on my main workstation.

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From:rosencrantz319
Date:August 6th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:August 6th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
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Something you should look into? What's 'something' in this case?

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