Sunday, August 20, 2006

Best way to upgrade?

...break your current PC.

For the record, I was not looking for porn when I discovered this article.

I have been looking for a new motherboard, since mine got fried last night while I was installing my new video card. Bad news is that my new video card was an AGP 8X to go with my motherboard. Now that I need a new mobo I am kind of stuck getting an AGP8x one instead of upgrading to PCI-Express, unless I want to sell my new videocard and buy an even more expensive one, PCI-E flavor.

I guess it will save me money in the long run. In the meantime, here is a pretty good link explaining just what, exactly, is going on inside your PC.

I'm using this post as a bookmark so I can find this again, since I am posting this from Paulie's PC across town.

5 comments:

Gstdog said...

That sucks. How did you fry it? What happened?

Geona said...

I think you were looking for porn and this is a poor excuse just like everything else on your blog as an excuse.

Yojay said...

Well, the internet is for porn, after all.

mollyk said...

...and chatting with your best friends (with benefits of course).

Yojay said...

I fried it by being a dumbass, or so I thought. My flat panel monitor digital video cable has power running through it. When I went to plug it into the PC, it was plugged in. I think I touched it to the PC case before I connected it to the video port on the new card. I saw a small spark and that was the end of my trusty ASUS A7N8X deluxe.

I ordered a new chip yesterday (2.4 Ghz) so here comes the upgrade.