Upon starting up Juggernaut this morning it sounded like someone else had also switched on a floor-polisher – not good. Sometimes the fans inside it sound a little off key to start with but then are okay after a minute or so. Felt I had to whip the side off and have a look this time. Everything seemed okay – no obstructions. But reminded me of this shameful situation I’m in of underclocking my CPU.
That’s right – an athlon 1000MHz travelling at 750MHz.
I feel a bit like captain Archer from last episode – a bit frustrated at such a crappy situation. But getting it sorted means having to take everything out – removing the heatsink from the CPU (no small feat; it’s really wedged on there) then cleaning the conductant-goup off the heatsink (which i don’t have the correct chemical for — maybe I’ll have to ask the nerds at the computer store in Smellmont next time I’m there) – the whacking some Arctic Silver back on there – and sticking it all back together.
Would love to get another stick of Kingston RAM – only $88 this week. And interestingly enough – Soltek in recent ads for their newer motherboards don’t appear to be using the “red storm” overclocking technology – which is understandable – because it’s crap and it doesn’t work and all this would’ve been sorted for me if it’d worked.
I think I missed the point to the story – I need to get the CPU out of there so I can see what its safe operating voltage is – this will enable me to set the switches correctly – thus travel at the cruise speed of 1gHz or above.
Gene did a lovely thing for me and subscribed to PC World mag. -because I’m now talking about it I’ll probably null&void my cosmic-lucky-chance of winning the bonus, which this month is a DV movie-making package (with DV burner, firewire card and software) which sound kinda okay, but of course would require me to be using Woodnose to use its software, plus I don’t have a digital video camera. There are other things more called for right now. [Lasts month’s bonus of an IBM laptop wouldda been pretty choice, and hard to knock back).
They say it’s worth $1150, so I’d sell it – around $700 I reckon and get:
– a domain name and 12 months hosting
– a CD rewriter
– payofff the last of the Juggernaut debt
– and maybe a slightly cheap but reasonable digital camera.
Bob the Otter from Dutchland, who does the Pivot programming, has finally added Spouting to the Pivot
front page of people who use it — it’s on a basis of 10 random users showing up when you click through.
Also, he says that the next version of Pivot of very soon coming.