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16 December 2004 @ 10:08 pm
As predicted, the mobo + CPU didn't arrive today. Online package tracking still says it's in latham awating more delivery instructions. It's been that since 10:20 AM yesterday, even though before that I told them to ship it here. So for two days it has been doing nothing but sitting in a warehouse awaiting instructions on where to go, even though it, in theory, had those instructions for the past two days. WTF?
16 December 2004 @ 02:33 pm
Seriously, I have about $150 in the bank right now. I know some of youout there are lie "bouv, that's a lot more than i got!" But for someone who has had a full-time job for the past half-year pulling down a decent income, that's not very much. It seems every other day I recalculate whast my expenses should be, and find out I shuld have X amount of extra money each month, yet it isd clearly less than that. I want this month to be over so can finally start seeing what the are for real. Examples of big things costing me money this month:
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As for my computer, I checked yesterday online and the info hadn't been changed, and it was still stuck in Latham. I called again today, and the lady on the phone assured me in HER system it was changed, and that it might even get delivered today. Yeah, I've heard that line before. Of course, even if I do get it today, I won't install. I figures since I'm tearing the thing apart, I'll wait till the other new stuff gets here so I can have some nwe fans, sleeve all my ugly wires, and have a good connection between my heatsink and CPU.
15 December 2004 @ 07:45 pm
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14 December 2004 @ 08:43 pm
Firsty, two of the online stores I ordered from couldn't get me the products. One declined my credit card, and the other was backordered for the part I wanted. So, I go ahead and ordered both my memory and video card from another store. I expected my CPU and mobo late last week, and since I didn't get it by Yesterday, I typed in the tracking number, and it turns out they tried to ship my package to Latham, but failed.

Latham? The fuck? I found the answer, the zip code was wrong. I had the this weird problem when I ordered it. I typed in the zipcode wrong the first time I logged in (I accidentally used my old Troy zip code.) I thought I fixed it, but apparantly whatever little cookie it left kept reaccuring and telling it I lived in Troy. I could have sworn right before I clicked submit, though, it said Saranac Lake. I guess I was wrong.

But bravo to FedEx. I called at 8:30. 8:30 at night and I could still talk to a live person. She changed the zip code and city on the package and said it should be here tomorrow. Alright. And my other package apparantly left Ohio this morning.
12 December 2004 @ 02:25 pm
Yeah...so the other day I decided to clean out my PC. I used some canned air and sprayed off ann the dust (there was a lot! Actual gobs of dust bunnies INSIDE my CPU fan!) Well, I needed to take off the fan to do it. I cleaned it really well, even wiping off the old nasty heatsink compound with alcohol. I put on some more compound, slapped that sucker back on the cpu, made sure it was good ans tight, and powered up that computer. A few seconds later I wonder why it's still at the first display screen, which is the video card properties. Aahhhh! I never plugged in the CPU fan! I turn it off as fast as I can. I plug in the fan, wait a few minutes for the thing to cool down, and try again. Nope, that sucker ain't doing anything. Busted. Burnt out. Crapolla.

Well, good thing I already bought new stuff. It should be here early next week, especially the CPU and mobo, since I ordered those first. I also had to cancel my memory and vid. card orders, cause the vid card was backordered by 3 weeks and the ompanyt I ordered my memory from wouldn't accept my credit card for some reason. So I ordered a different video card (the GeForce XP 5900 128 MB) and more memory (768 MB of PC3200 RAM.)
03 December 2004 @ 11:28 pm
Well, I bought myself a new motherboard, CPU, video card, and more RAM. Here's what I gots:

Soyo KT600 Dragon Plus motherboard
AMB Athlon XP 3200+ processor
XFX GeForce FX 5700 256 MB video card
Atlas Precision 512 MB PC3200 DDR 400 RAM

Pretty sweet! I can't wait! I want them now!

Ahhh...I love early X-Mas gifts to myself...:)
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
03 December 2004 @ 07:13 am
I'm crashing and getting errors like no tomorrow. First, it was just when I played World of Warcraft, but I came back this morning and it crashed from just sitting here overnight doing nothing. Then, as soon as it rebooted, BAM, another crash. This one mentioned something about the usb port, so I'm thinking the motherboard is at least playing sone sort of role, which makes sense, cause I really skimped out on it when I got it.

I did a little looking around, and it will cost ~$400 to upgrade my system. That include new processor, motherboard, video card, and sound card. I don't want to have to buy those things, but I'm gonna have to, it seems, and soon by the looks of it.

Damn you World or Warcraft! $450 to play a game is too much!
22 November 2004 @ 11:43 pm


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19 November 2004 @ 01:38 pm
My ear feels better today. Kinda still seems like there is fluid in there, but no pain at all today. Nada. None. Ever proving that the best strategy is to just ignore it.
18 November 2004 @ 04:48 pm
So I busted my xbox trying to mod it. It's dead. Deader than dead. I might as well have some fun and take a baseball bat to it.

On the plus side, though, it looks like I have an ear infection! Well...not looks like...feels like. Hey, a big surge of pain coursed through my ear as I typed this! Yeah, so it's painful, hurts to swallow (hurts in the ear,) and feels like there is fluid in there. I'd go to the ER, but why? They would look at it, poke me, prod me, and say either "yup, you're infected! Here are some meds!" or say "nope, no infection. But take these meds just in case!" And. really, my body can fight this off on it's own just fine. Taking meds only reduces my immune system's chancs of fighting off future infection. So I say, bring on the puss!