Periodically I’ve been having a wonderful problem with my computer where it would ‘spontaneously reboot’ during a game or while working. Not good. It makes the geeky among us very angry, it would be like a prize dog at a dog show leaking on a judge. Bad, bad. So ~ something ~ had to be causing this… Back when I got the computer from ***computer grin> I noticed that the power supply clearly had ‘Pentium 4’ labelled on it. Well… my computer is an AMD XP Athlon… I know AMD is picky about power supplies, they have to be AMD certified… well… I didn’t say anything at the time (since it I had already been there complaining about something else with the computer) so I gave them the benefit of my doubt, figuring it could be a dual chip supported power supply. Ha. Well it wasn’t. After running Asus probe I found the CPU was actually rather cool, the case however was very warm. Odd. So I took the case off and it was obvious where all the heat was coming from. The power supply was giving off some nasty heat… the back was nearly too hot to touch. Joy. So I ripped it out and replaced it. Lo and behold. It has not spontaneously rebooted since. Further to my dismay I found the lack of power to the Hard Drive has created many bad blocks… Gah. The moral of the story kids? It it worth the extra $20 bucks to get a good power supply for your computer.
In other news… I get to see B. tonight after being apart all week. Funny it seems like much longer to me.