Diane Trout (alienghic) wrote,
Diane Trout

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hardware is annoying

So some time ago I decided to upgrade my desktop computer. I obtained a new Asus K7333 m/b, a Athlon XP processor, and a zalman cpu cooler. I put everything together and got "CPU Error".

So then I took the CPU back to the store I bought it from and got a new one, which also generated a CPU error.

Then I ignored the problem for a while and realized that the time for returning the motherboard to the mail order company had passed.

So I got a new version of the same mother board. I tried the CPU and it failed in the new motherboard.

Then I tried a different power supply.

My remaining theory is the first motherboard was so bad that it damaged the chip. Unfortunatly the best way to test that is to obtain and try a new CPU, dropping even more money into this foolish quest.

The other possible things that haven't been replaced were either the CPU cooler or me.

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