An interesting and useful chart for wannabe Personal Computer hardware geeks to help identify the hardware parts in computers. I don’t know how up to date it is. Click image to biggify.
This cool video of a hard drive in action shows how its arm seeks across its platters. I’m surprised hard drives last as long as they do.
Strip Out The Fans, Add 8 Gallons of Cooking Oil: Common sense dictates that submerging your high-end PC in cooking oil is not a good idea. But, of course, engineering feats and science breakthroughs were made possible by those who dared to explore the realms of the non-conventional. They recommend motor oil, although they used vegetable oil. I wonder when you’d have to change the oil?
My new computer is dying. There are three fans in it: one on the CPU, one on the video card, and one for the motherboard’s chipset (NVIDIA nForce4). A month ago a loud buzzing sound started emanating from the computer case, sounding like a big-ass bee stuck in a glass jar; and then a few days later the computer froze with the BIOS message: Chip fan is running at a
I finally bought a new computer. I bought it in pieces from NCIX.com (I’ll post about them later), who are on the other side of Canada, but with shipping it was still cheaper than buying the equivalent pre-assembled PC. It arrived in less than a week. Here’s the important stuff: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ CPU ASUS A8N-E Motherboard Seagate 7200.7 120GB Hard Drive OCZ Dual Channel Premier 2X512MB DDR ATI