My PC has died

Dead PC

This evening my PC died. I’m gutted.

It looks like it may be the motherboard (MSI K7N2 Delta) or the CPU (AMD Athlon XP 2800+), or possibly the RAM (PC2700 333MHz DDR). I’ve managed to find the same model of motherboard and CPU on eBay and ordered it (it was on Buy It Now for £60). I guess I’ll just have to wait and see if that fixes the problem.

Here’s how my brother Eddie cheered me up about the whole thing this evening:

Gareth: I’ve just ordered a replacement one from eBay — exactly the same model motherboard and CPU, as a package deal.

Eddie: Hmm…

Gareth: Nothing I can do but wait.

[A couple of minutes later.]

Eddie: Are you still waiting?

Gareth: I mean, I’ll have to wait until the new motherboard and CPU arrives. I’m really quite upset about it all.

Eddie: Has that kind of thing happened to you before?

[Pause.]

Not being upset – I mean the PC death thing.

That made me laugh.

In the meantime, if you are waiting for a reply to an e-mail that you’ve already sent I’m sorry but I can’t access it just now. I’ve now set up my laptop to pick up my main e-mail address so please send it again.

I’m going offline now to weep pathetically into a crumpled motherboard manual…

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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