Astral Viking (kriatyrr) wrote,
Astral Viking

[Matsuri update]

Oh dear. She thinks she has 384 MB ram, when she does in fact have 128 MB. This causes her to try to load stuff into non-existent ram, thus nothing will boot.
And if I put the ram stick in the second or third bank, it registers the same as if I have nothing at all.

Going to see if there's something I can do about this in the bios.

Editing this entry because you guys must be sick of seeing my updates by now. :P

Memtest found infinite errors on the stick in Matsuri, but running the same stick in Secunda gave no errors. There's something screwy with that motherboard. Next experiment would be to add another stick of ram, but that means taking Lorelai offline, so I'm a bit hesitant to do that. And I really don't want to touch Lorelai's ram at all, because it works now, and any tampering with it may change that. It took me a long time to get it to work.. I'm just worried that it won't work even if I put it back in the exact same order.

Maybe I'll just wait until I get paid again and buy a new motherboard, fan (already have an AMD Athlon XP 2200+ lying around that I bought thinking it would work on Lorelai, but found out it didn't before messing anything up), and.. I'd need to buy DDR ram.

I haven't given up on the mobo entirely yet, but I'm a bit resigned. I really want to turn that 1.7GHz into something usable. If I could make it work, I could put it in Secunda's case and give it to my mom.. she desperately needs a better computer, but can't afford one. Her current is technically at Secunda's level, but.. Trust me when I say that Secunda is far better. XD
I'd never give away Lorelai. She's my first computer that I built myself, for myself. I built one other before her, for that bastard (my ex)..

Oh, if only I had known when I left him what I do today.. I'd have set all his drives to PIO mode. Instead I just edited the registry so that the system properties show windows to be registered to "that bastard".

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