In 1 week, I lost the PSU on one of my computers and had the fan die again on the HD5830 and the GTX560 started overheating.

So far I have bought a new PSU and heat sink for the i3-2120, have ordered a new case for it as well. I also sent off the 560 for RMA and am waiting for a VGA cooler to see if I can resurrect the 5830.

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PSU Ordered

Now I just have to wait for the new PSU and I will be rocking dual video cards in my AMD machine.

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Computer Updates

The iMac is still barely running, I use it for my 3 Nationstate nations and downloading my daily comic fix.

The Q8200 is currently running the GTX460 and doing mostly SETI on it.

The X4-630 has been recently upgraded to a newer motherboard that supports 2 PCI-E slots and DDR3-1600 RAM. Once I upgrade the PSU, I will put the HD5830 in it along side the GTX560 that is already in there.

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ATI HD5830

Last Monday this card up and died on me. it was randomly crashing the computer, but I thought it was something else.

After the last freeze, I opened the computer and restarted the computer, got no video and then noticed that the fan on the card was not running at all.

Looked up on Newegg and discovered that I had a 2 year warranty, so I started the process for an RMA on the card.

I just sent it off today and I will most likely have to wait for several weeks before I get it back.

For the time being, I am using the older HD4830 in that machine.

I still want to get something like a GTX560 though.

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iMac almost dead

My poor old iMac is getting worse every day, constant lockups and crashes.

I have to start saving for a new Mac, but for the time being I am using my AMD Quad as my running desktop.

I will most likely pick up a new Mac Mini after they are refreshed.

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New graphics card

I finally joined the CUDA world.

I bought a Nvidia GTX 460 to replace the ATI HD4830 that was in my XP machine.

I had to run down all the tasks that were in the machine, then switch out the cards since they are from different companies and use different drivers.

Now I get to see if my SETI RAC will go up at least a little bit.

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No more lines

I now have the 22” Dell monitor hooked up to the iMac and don’t have to see those lovely colored lines while watching movies and TV shows.

I still want to upgrade to something newer eventually, but I do not have to be in that much of a hurry now..

Of course I still have to be able to see the iMac as that is where the DVD drive is.

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I have purchased a new 23” monitor for the gamine machine and once an adaptor arrives I am going to try using the 22” on the iMac.

I purchased new pads for the swamp cooler and found out that they are pretty much worthless, they do not hold enough water to cool the air as it comes into the place.

I ended up putting my old pad back in as it still works just fine.

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Saving for a new Mac

Looks like it is time to start saving for a new Mac, my iMac is having display problems and crashes randomly.

I am thinking that I can get a Mac Mini and a 20″ monitor and that should keep me running for a few years.

Cost will be about $820 or so.

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New Quad running

Got the parts in, installed them in the case.

Tried to install Ubuntu, but the ATI drivers for Linux just plain suck.

Installed XP-64 instead and am now crunching on that machine again.

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