'And another computer dies'

Sunday, October 14, 2012 by Philly0381 | Discussion: Personal Computing

Oh yeah, just like it has happened to some of you folks, there I was, minding my own business when my computer just started acting up and doing strange and crazy things.  I ran all the anti-virus and malware scans and came up finding nothing.  Only problem was that each time I rebooted something else was going wrong.  After the third reboot and not being able to get to Control Panel from the Start Menu I kind of knew there was a problem.  Had it looked at and was told the PSU was going bad and doing bad things to the Motherboard, and here I thought it was just a virus.

So I salvaged the harddrive and video card, which seemed to be okay (got my fingers crossed) and ordered me a new computer.  Not alot of money to spend so I got what I thought was the best for the money.  I ordered this,  http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2767786&CatId=4928  .  I ordered 12 GB more memory to take to the max of 16GB.  I have 2 1TB HD's for movies, music and pictures that I access through a docking station and the 640GB drive from the other computer that I will use for back up.  The 500GB drive in the new system is more than enough for the small amount of programs I have.

Strange that this just seemed to happened with Windows 8 being released shortly, hmmm. 

This system will satisfy my needs, just need to figure out how to take better care of it.

It's been around two weeks but I sure don't like using my back up XP computer, old and slow, but it fits my personality. 

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Reply #21 Friday, October 19, 2012 8:40 PM

I had a Emachines E420 desktop that the psu blew in january of this year replaced the psu but foundout that when the original one blew it tookout the motherboard and hard drive [e digicons]:'([/e]   apparently during 2009 all the other machines of this make and model were doing the same thing so at least I had a extra 3 years but still...

Reply #22 Sunday, October 21, 2012 6:50 PM

So in light of this is there a program to tell you if your PSU is dying?

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