Things are going okay here. Kids don’t have school for the rest of the school year. At least not in-school school. The district is working on the online aspect. This is good, because if they can figure this out now, they’ll be able to figure it out later when it comes to snow days. Then they won’t have to add extra days anymore. Maybe?
So, I’m on the laptop because I’m waiting for the external to copy over to the internal on the tower. Why? Because my external is showing signs of dying. 🙁 It’s not connecting right to the computers. So, that’s a BIG sign that it’s going out.
So, sadly, now I’m stuck waiting with the laptop (which doesn’t really like Photoshop, apparently).
Okay, our tower is less than a year old (we got it 04/18/2010 ;))
So, it’s overheating … when we game. We know that we need both a new power supply and/or a graphics card.
BIG issue is the graphics card, but we might have to upgrade the power supply to get a new graphics card. We’re not burning this one out.
Well, I’m not sure what to look at for this.
Tower: HP P6310y
Motherboard: M2N78-LA (Violet6)
Processor: AMD Athlon X4 630
Current card: GeForce 9100 integrated POS (even NVIDIA says that )
Power supply is currently only 300W. It’s model number is ATX0300D5WC.
So … any suggestions on what the computer can handle would be like totally awesome 😉
We’re hoping to get a 1-gig card, since the tower can HANDLE 16gigs without a problem. We only have 6gigs , so we can upgrade EASILY 😉
You know it’s bad when my 2-year-old laptop with 2 gigs of RAM can handle games better than the tower so we gotta get this fixed SOON … you know, before the house, and we’re totally broke forever
Now to get some decent headphones!! A friend suggested these Panasonic slim style because we have a similar dislike, and for the same reasons, of ear buds.
Otherwise, I’m seriously boring. Oh, well, we’re under tornado watches and severe thunderstorm warnings. That’s fun, right? Welcome to Kansas, right?
And now I’m telling my husband to shut up because I’m crying at God Must Be Busy. Sometimes he thinks I care a little too much about Star Trek. If we didn’t own the movie, I’d care more, but seriously, we own all the freaking movies (with my complete and total blessing, BTW), so ugh, an AMC-edited version is so not in my plans to watch).
I did get some “decent” pictures of today’s blah and boring gloomy sky:
Well, the tower finally quit. Completely and totally quit. 7 years is a long time to run! Those that say HPs are shit obviously treat theirs that way 😉 Oh, and I'm totally posting from it *and* installing Sims 3 😛
HP Pavilion Desktop with AMD Athlon™ II Quad-Core Processor
HP USB keyboard, HP USB optical mouse
Software: HP MediaSmart Software Suite; Cyberlink DVD Suite Deluxe; Microsoft Works 9.0 and more