Today, my computer died.
The old Gigabyte 5AX
motherboard succumbed to the ravages of time, dust and constant tweaking
. Usually after working on the machine, when it refuses to boot past POST
, I'll simply turn it off, go read for a bit, come back and it'll simply work. Last time however, the secondary IDE controller
burned out. This time, it gives me beep codes and doesnt even initialize the video card
I'm currently noding from a Frankensteinian system that I kludged together from the remains of my old system, a 1GB WD hard drive and an old Chaintech motherboard. I had to underclock the 533mhz K6-2 to 200mhz to get it to work correctly, and it crashes every half hour, but until I can resurrect my old system, it's home.