Sunday, January 22, 2006

What's this?

After installing my power supply today (Chad was right, all I needed was two opposable thumbs and a cheesey Phillips screw-driver), I realized it wasn't the problem after all.

Problem you may ask? Well, my cheeky friend, I'm so glad you asked. You see, my computer makes a loud obnoxious sound. Similar to a psychotic June bug. I've you've ever heard one, you know what I mean. Actually, imagine the June bug on crack that just sucked up helium. That's how my computer sounds. This has been going on for a couple months so you know I've had it up to here >< See the pretty pink arrow next to my hand? In case you missed it, this is the offending piece of hardware. When it wasn't plugged in, the helium-crack sound stopped. Of course, then my computer started to freak out and said something about the "master-boot"and the screen started displaying some sort of ugly boxy lettering...whatever. I'm sure it was important but I pretended everything was cool. I mean, the damage was done. I hate doing hard shut-downs. *sigh*

It appears helium-crack sound maker may have something to do with the power button. But what? Fill in the blank here: __________________________

Better yet, click on "comments" at the bottom of this post and let me know.

While you're here, I have a few more questions. Yesterday when I first took my computer in to Fry's to point and grunt at what I needed, the guy that was helping me askd why I had SDRM and DRM RAM. Good question. He suggested I remove the 64 MB of SDRM (how cute!!) and keep the DRM (see "1") since my computer can't read both at the same time and "see what happens." Well, so far so good.

Now that I have three empty slots (see "2"), what are they really for? Should my DRAM be over there? If so, what would take the place the DRAM is currently occupying? Somewhere, somehow, there will be some empty slots. I doubt that my computer, considering it's around four (4) years-old, would have that many empty slots. Thank you for reading. Don't forget to click on the "comments" link below and fill out your answers as to my questions.

PS - the new power supply actually seems to be doing something that the other one wasn't. It's blowing out air. Good to know, good to know.

Update: I've just received bad news. It appears this thing is the hard drive. VERY IMPORTANT. The decision I need to make now is whether or not I want to buy a new computer or install a new hard drive. The boys are leaning towards a new computer since this one is kinda old. *sigh*


rayleen said...

Word on the street is I need a new hard drive. So, I got one tonight. However, I'm chicken. I'm afraid to install it myself and accidently erase everything! So, I'm going to take it to work and see if one of the guys will help me with it.

Daisy Ditzy Do said...

Ray?! What's the deal? No new posts? There must be something that's got you all stirred up.