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.
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?
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…