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, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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