The Day the Computer Died

Aug 26, 2010

My desktop computer at home has been giving me some occasional graphical problems ever since I updated to Windows 7. I have the latest and greatest drivers for my graphics card, but every so often I get graphical trash on screen that, usually, corrects itself. Tonight, it seems to have died for good. I can't get the system to boot reliably, even after trying to reseat the card. To add to my woes, I've also been having the occasional "double-beep" at startup, indicating that I have a memory problem. This has been an issue ever since I switched to the abit motherboard I'm currently using.

Anyways, I'm going to bite the bullet and buy a bunch of new hardware to fix all of this. New motherboard, CPU, memory, graphics card; the whole shebang.

If you have recommendations as to what to buy these days, I'd sure appreciate it. I'll be putting in some orders ASAP, so the sooner you can recommend something, the better.



4:32 AM on Aug 27, 2010
If you're looking for a serious gaming rig you might want to look into an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 to save some money. Just sayin. :)


1:09 PM on Aug 27, 2010
My friend from work, Dustin, has been saying the same thing. Is this some sort of conspiracy? ;-)

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