Monthly Archives: January 2007

Cool New Heatsink Drops CPU Temps

In the process of building the kids’ new computer, I bought a new heatsink/fan for our P4 computer, along with a 320GB WD SE16 SATA hard drive. We were down to 1GB on the main drive, which amounts to 1% … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting the RAM Issues

Here’s the results after several hours of running Memtest86: DIMMA1/RAM1 + DIMMA2/RAM2 = ERRORS, 8 Passes, 20,000+ DIMMA1/RAM1 + DIMMA2/Empty = ERRORS, 3 Passes, 4,000+ DIMMA1/Empty + DIMMA2/RAM1 = ERRORS, 4 Passes, 793+ (2.7V) DIMMA1/RAM2 + DIMMA2/Empty = No Errors … Continue reading

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The Upgrade Turns into a Brand New PC

Here’s the update on the PC upgrade: All the parts arrived on Thursday and everything arrived in great shape. The Biostar open-box was certainly just that, it didn’t come with anything other than the mobo in a static bag and … Continue reading

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Get Ready for 3S Li-po Power

I got an email from Mike over at cheapbatterypacks last night saying he was doing a huge blowout on all PolyQuest li-po battery packs, and once they were gone, they were gone for good. I’ve been wanting to get a … Continue reading

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WordPress 2.1 Released

I upgraded to WordPress 2.1 tonight and so far I like it a lot better. After loosing an entire post one night after hitting Publish only to have the server time out on dump everything I’d written into oblivion, I … Continue reading

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Upgrading an Old PC on the Cheap

My kids have an old Compaq Evo desktop computer we got them that they use mostly for playing games. Oddly enough, they do more “gaming” than I do, so it makes sense that they need a semi-modern computer in order … Continue reading

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