Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Culprit

I finally pulled my video card (NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS) and found these awesomely exploded resistors. I plugged into the mother board, after finding that HDMI-to-serial converters don't exist, forcing me to steal my parents monitor, temporarily. So the good news is that the whole rest of the computer is just peachy. The bad news is that I can't run shit with all the graphics being processed by the main processor. I feel like I have a Ferrari and only first gear works. Or a broken truck full of goods, and where I want to go just happens to be down hill. :(

Sunday, February 7, 2010

S.M.Rudiger Stopped Cold

It started with lag and boot loops and ends with me here on my girlfriend's laptop, with something I think is interesting to blog about. Somewhere in the middle I opened my Acer, which has been running like Randy Moss for over two years, and discovered the fan on my ATi Radeon not working, by almost burning my finger. Oh, and the sequel may or may not involve me baking my video card. Which will, I'm sure, void any and all warranties that my still be valid. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7jUqoKVY-k , the link Binky sent me) So the cheapest and least risky, and therefore first and favorite, plan is to replace the fan and or, somehow, super-cool my case enough to solve the problem. Butters has been babbling about a cooling fan or something that he wants to give me, so thats sweet.

If that doesn't work, I probably need a new video card. :(