I see that I'm becoming Mr Negativity on this page.... My last blogs are a rantfest. Here's one more. ;) Heh.
My PC has been unstable for a while now. It all started about half a yr ago when one of the fans on the mobo died. I haven't really had any problems other than frequent crashes in demanding games. I could live with that, until last week that is.
All of a sudden my computer started to BSOD on my ass, I reinstalled some drivers, same problem, I ran a disk check, things got even worse. It started to reboot indefinitely. After 10-15 reboots, I decided to reformat the whole thing.
My first attempt at that was a phail. The PC froze up 37% into the extraction of XP-files (or something like that). Second time things went fairly smooth. I should have done this a long time ago, my PC boots up soooo much faster now and uses half the amount of RAM when idle compared to just a week ago.
So, things seemed to be fine and dandy again, right? Probably a software problem, I thought. That turned out to be semi-true. Last night the PC did not even put out an image to my TV. I had to restart it 15 times to even get Windows running. Even then, my PC sometimes just freezes after 20 seconds. Funny thing though, if it's stable for a couple of minutes, it'll be stable for many hrs. This is really weird.
I want to get a new PC, but only a moron would buy a new rig right now. W7 is right around the corner, no way am I paying twice for a Windows OS in a year. Don't even get me started on the prices of DDR3 RAM and the new Intel-mobos. AMD is about to release new CPUs and mobos as well.
What all this means is that I'm stuck with a PC that is about to draw a last breath. If it does that, I'll have to buy a crappy laptop to be able to at least pay my bills and check my e-mail.
The really sad thing is that I'm not sure whether I can play modern gfx intensive games on this PC or not. I'm glad I have a PS3 and a 360 as well. :)