Gigabyte GA-7VT600 Motherboard automatically shutting off

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

I’ve been struggling off and on with an issue on my Dad’s computer the last month or so. He said that it would occasionally just shut off completely out of the blue. (He also admonished me not to spend much time on it. Unfortunately problems like this are usually the ones that take the most [...]

Boot up freeze/sluggishness with ubuntu 6.06.1 install cd (on 64bit AMD hardware)

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

I thought I had written about this once before, but when I searched the site to find the solution I had come across before, I couldn’t find my post…. so, sorry if this is a duplication, but I’ve run into this on some AMD 64-bit based system boards. The most recent was based on the [...]

Strange Desktop issue resolved….

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Well, it’s annoying to me when my own computer has issues that I can’t seem to track down and off and on for the last year I’ve had annoying seemingly random shut downs (I mean it’s as if someone pulled the power plug). It was an AMD XP 1800 system. The first I noticed the [...]

AMD comes out on top in Dual Core CPU showdown

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

ZDnet has a showdown between AMD and Intel dual core processors. It looks as though AMD has won in every comparison. This is not the only good news for AMD lately as summarized here. Intel’s overwhelming dominance is not what it used to be.    Send article as PDF   

VMWare’s free VMPlayer

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

One of the other things I had hoped to do this weekend was play around with the new VMWare player. VMware is a company that makes virtual machine software, the entry level pricing usually starting at $199 and going up from there. They’ve recently released a “Player” that can run preconfigured vmware system images. Which [...]

$100 notebooks for schoolkids around the world likely will run linux

Monday, November 14th, 2005

I was reading that Apple had offered free copies of OSX for the $100 laptop project aimed at bringing cheap laptops to schoolkids in the developing world and in some cases even here in the US. They don’t have the price down to $100 yet, but OSX was rejected because it isn’t open source, apparently [...]

Low power, small, wall mountable pc

Friday, November 4th, 2005

This is something neat I found at the sunbeltblog. Usually I see spyware/security related bits there, but this was different and worth a mention. It appears to be a wall mountable pc around 4-5″ square.    Send article as PDF   

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