A computer dies….

March 28, 2012 by
Filed under: Computers 

I bought a server type motherboard several years ago. It was before the dual core cpus were available. It was a dual opteron MB and I thought it was great. I eventually used it for my server while we lived overseas.

I have been working with it lately and it keeps locking up for no reason. I did a bit of research and find that at least one of the cpu’s is dying. It’s been a great machine and I’ll miss it.

Just to show how really behind I usually am, I started doing a bit of research on something to replace it. Now I find that the cpus come with up to 8 cores now. Really? I think there are even more, but I’m not really in the market for anything more. I just hate to waste all the space in my full tower case with a standard ATX motherboard. Oh, well, it still looks great and will hold a lot of stuff eventually.

Update! It wasn’t a cpu problem. It was a software thing. I don’t know exactly what was going on and the reason I thought it was a cpu problem was the messages I got every time it locked up. I ran a bunch of tests, and lo and behold, everything was fine. I did upgrade the power supply, and did a bios update and everything seems to be working again. I’m relieved. Now I have a computer to play with.


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