Maeglin (maeglin73) wrote,

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PC resurrection attempt #1 - failed

I went this morning to pick up a power supply for the dead PC I have upstairs, and on the way I did a little caching (successful the first time, this time :-)

I brought the power supply home and replaced the old one, though, and the computer is still pretending to be a doornail. I'm getting a little more than I had before (a twitch from the fans, where there was nothing before), but it's still a far cry from a successful boot. Looks like the next thing to try is switching out the motherboard. I have a spare one (that I'm lucky I haven't sold yet), but it's a Pentium 4 board where the old one was for an Athlon.

Does anyone near me (you know who you are) know where I can get a P4 chip cheaply, without waiting for a special order? I went looking before for one (when I got the mismatched motherboard and CPU at the computer sale here a few months ago) and the best option was to order one in.
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