Michael (spudpuppy) wrote,
Michael
spudpuppy

Got home from work last night and started the rebuild on Lynn's computer. Bought new motherboards and processors, a month ago, but hadn't gotten around to actually starting on the switch out. With the problems we had over the weekend, he decided, if he was going to have to do a complete reinstall anyway, might as well do it all at once.


This is my first experience with a really fast processor with the new heatsinks and thermal greases. I'm hoping I got a good connection on his chip.

Anyway, got home from work at about 11:00. And we started in. He started tearing down his computer and I pulled out the new motherboard and chip. I bought Arctic Silver grease for improved thermal transfer, and they do have a very good set of instructions on using it. So I downloaded those and started reading through them again. It was at that point I realized I didn't have any Acetone at the house. So, off the Wally World we go, to buy acetone.

Chased some cute boy through the store, since he had a huge box and didn't appear to be wearing underwear. He kept giving us funny looks, since we kept ending up in the same place as him. :)

Back home and started the assembly process. It seemed to go pretty smooth. I finally went to bed at 2:00 this morning. Much later then I wanted to stay up. Lynn was still installing parts in the case when I went to bed.

He was still up this morning, when I got up. But the computer was up and running. He was working on installing Win2K SP2, and everything seemed to be working. I guess we'll see just how successful the install was, when he loads all of his application software.

But he did comment, that it's running much quicker. Upgraded him from an AMD K6-2 500 to an AMD Athlon XP 1800+ with DDR RAM. Once I get the rest of the parts, I'll be building mine also.


So now I'm at work. Fighting the normal, daily fatigue. Fantasizing about being naked on the beach, surrounded by naked boys. Oh well, back to work.
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