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It's Not Magic, It's Work!

06 Jun 2005

The Celeron Is No More

I'd just got the antique PC I'd been given working when it finally gave up the ghost and died. I'd just got the stupid Diamond Stealth II G460 graphics card to play ball - there is a bug in the Intel i740 processor when running in graphic modes other than 24-bit colour, when it stopped. Now it won't boot at all, not even a POST beep.

I've been planning to buy a new PC for quite a while, my first real entry in this diary: I need a new computer is more than 12 months ago, and I've still not done anything about it. Now I've decided to get a pair of AMD Athlon 64 based PCs from DNUK. It's a fair enough price, they come with three year warranties, and should run Debian okay.