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#16 eniparadoxgma

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 01:03 AM

yeah, the voltages look whacked out under speed fan. I feel ya. Anyone wanting me to look at a computer older than an athlon64 I think I'm going to give a one word diagnosis: "Upgrade!".

Thanks for the help, peoples.

#17 m.oreilly

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 01:28 AM

hehe, sounds like a plan :roadrunner:

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 05:28 AM

Well, checked the voltages again and they were very very off regardless of which PSU I used. So, I brought the guy over, showed him the temperature fluctuations, let him know that more than likely it was the motherboard, and told him it made more sense to upgrade than to try to fix it.

I then burned him copies of the stuff he wanted to save and sent 'em on his way. He ended up giving me a couple twenties for my trouble.

Whew. From now on, it's Athlon64 or later. :roadrunner:

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 05:37 AM

View Posteniparadoxgma, on Aug 6 2008, 10:28 PM, said:

Well, checked the voltages again and they were very very off regardless of which PSU I used. So, I brought the guy over, showed him the temperature fluctuations, let him know that more than likely it was the motherboard, and told him it made more sense to upgrade than to try to fix it.

I then burned him copies of the stuff he wanted to save and sent 'em on his way. He ended up giving me a couple twenties for my trouble.

Whew. From now on, it's Athlon64 or later. :roadrunner:

<_< ftw 1337 haxors!11!

(well done. usually, by the time i get these, they are overtaken by malware to the point of no return/backups. well done, indeed :bluerip: )




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