Smrgol (smrgol_t_kirin) wrote,
Smrgol
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Well, the PC seems to be dead. Really Dead this time.

My PC has gotten worse. It now reboots even before Windows gets going, even in safe mode.

I've tried booting from the CD, but even that fails before things get to a point that I can get running.

Replacing memory is not an option at this point. My PC has an ASUS P4T533-C motherboard and uses DDR SDRAM PC-3200 400Mhz chips.
Last time I looked at these they were $200+ for a gig of memory. I'm not going to shell out that kind of money unless I know for SURE that that will solve the problem.
Of course I'd need two gigs, so that's $400 or better right there. The processor is a P4 3.06GHz. It has a Radeon 9800 series graphics card ands a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 audio system.
It has two DVD RW drives, one a dual layer.

Is it even worth fixing? I can get a new Gateway FX PC at Best Buy for about $1200 with a good payment plan (18mo, interest free) but I'm still paying off the laptop.
http://www.gateway.com/programs/fxseries/

Eventually I'll have to get a USB interface for the hard drives so that I can get the data off them. *sigh*
I wonder if I can get an external drive case for the DVD drive too.

For now I'm living with the laptop,Gateway P-6860FX with an Intel Core2 Duo T5550 at 1.83 GHz. and 4 Gb of RAM. It'll run 2nd Life and WoW so it'll do.


Maybe I don't need the PC at all ... Just a good Hi-Def large monitor.
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