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Message 1209376 - Posted: 23 Mar 2012, 20:28:50 UTC

I have the sad duty to inform you all, that my old friend since 2005, old ASUS Z9100L, have committed suicide through a hard disk crash.

When I came home this evening after work, the screen nagged me about a bootable disk. A thorough investigation, by attaching the drive to another computer, and running some diagnostics test, told me that the HD had departed from the living.

I apologize to my wingmen, that ASUS Z9100L will not finish its work in progress, which is one MB here on main, and three AP 6.01 on Beta.

Since it is nothing else wrong with my old friend, I may one day give it a new HD, and revive it from the dead. Until then I will let it rest for a while though, something it richly deserves.

Goodbye old friend, you served me well for many years before I attached you to SETI, and you managed to crunch quite a few workunits, and achieve the enourmous credit of 115,953, and at your prime climb to an RAC of almost 400.

Rest in peace, or in the worst case, rest in pieces....
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Message 1209443 - Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 0:28:56 UTC - in response to Message 1209376.

...which is one MB here on main, and three AP 6.01 on Beta.


Poor old thing didn't stand a chance. It had no antibodies to deal with such an alien ecosystem;)

Sorry for your loss Sten. This is the CeleronM I presume?

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Message 1209447 - Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 0:50:57 UTC - in response to Message 1209443.

...which is one MB here on main, and three AP 6.01 on Beta.


Poor old thing didn't stand a chance. It had no antibodies to deal with such an alien ecosystem;)

Sorry for your loss Sten. This is the CeleronM I presume?


Was, might be a better word, 1 minute of silence, may 'she rest in peace'
and get recycled.....




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Message 1209460 - Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 1:30:06 UTC - in response to Message 1209450.

It's not dead, it's only sleeping.

That's the good thing about computers. You can resurrect them at will, the undead.
At the moment I'm ripping out the heart (motherboard) of my dedicated cruncher, add some voodoo and it'll continue to serve me for years to come. (I just hope not too many workunits will time out due to waiting for the spare I ordered.)

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Message 1209489 - Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 3:36:49 UTC - in response to Message 1209475.

It's not dead, it's only sleeping.

That's the good thing about computers. You can resurrect them at will, the undead.
At the moment I'm ripping out the heart (motherboard) of my dedicated cruncher, add some voodoo and it'll continue to serve me for years to come. (I just hope not too many workunits will time out due to waiting for the spare I ordered.)

Don't forget to replace the magic smoke....LOL.

Hopefully the new kit comes with it's own supply, trying to put your own back in gets very messy, as old magic smoke is usually not compatible with new kit.

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Message 1209592 - Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 11:33:39 UTC - in response to Message 1209489.

It's not dead, it's only sleeping.

That's the good thing about computers. You can resurrect them at will, the undead.
At the moment I'm ripping out the heart (motherboard) of my dedicated cruncher, add some voodoo and it'll continue to serve me for years to come. (I just hope not too many workunits will time out due to waiting for the spare I ordered.)

Don't forget to replace the magic smoke....LOL.

Hopefully the new kit comes with it's own supply, trying to put your own back in gets very messy, as old magic smoke is usually not compatible with new kit.

Actually I considered just replacing the leaky magic smoke reservoirs (capacitors) but the ordering time and the relatively small price difference made me opt for a complete change of heart.

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Message 1209610 - Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 12:40:18 UTC - in response to Message 1209443.

...which is one MB here on main, and three AP 6.01 on Beta.


Poor old thing didn't stand a chance. It had no antibodies to deal with such an alien ecosystem;)

Sorry for your loss Sten. This is the CeleronM I presume?


Yes, it's the CeleronM 370. After a good nights sleep, I think I will give the little bugger a new HD, and revive it.
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Message 1209649 - Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 14:11:35 UTC - in response to Message 1209612.

...which is one MB here on main, and three AP 6.01 on Beta.


Poor old thing didn't stand a chance. It had no antibodies to deal with such an alien ecosystem;)

Sorry for your loss Sten. This is the CeleronM I presume?


Yes, it's the CeleronM 370. After a good nights sleep, I think I will give the little bugger a new HD, and revive it.

I told you, it's just sleeping.


Yes Mark, and it will not be sleeping for long. I just ordered a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 160GB 2,5" ATA drive to it. The original HD was only 40GB, so I think it will like this one. I even found my ASUS original recovery DVD's, so this is going to be easy. The HD is expected to arrive as fast as on Monday, or Tuesday.

Nowadays it's a little bit harder to find ATA/IDE drives. I don't think they make ATA/IDE SSD's, so I didn't even look for that.

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Message 1209654 - Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 14:30:48 UTC - in response to Message 1209649.

I just ordered a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 160GB 2,5" ATA drive to it.

Not counting other factors, including nostalgia, I wouldn't spend SEK 700 / USD 100 for a RAC of 200. The money would be better used towards a new computer that would be a better cruncher.

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Message 1209668 - Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 15:04:34 UTC - in response to Message 1209654.
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I just ordered a Western Digital Scorpio Blue 160GB 2,5" ATA drive to it.

Not counting other factors, including nostalgia, I wouldn't spend SEK 700 / USD 100 for a RAC of 200. The money would be better used towards a new computer that would be a better cruncher.


I know, and I will not force you at gunpoint to do it either :-)

And the RAC was 400, not 200 when it crunched 24/7.
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Message 1209739 - Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 18:25:23 UTC - in response to Message 1209668.

More bang for your money if you had bought another GPU for your top rig instead of trying to revive such an old/slow system.
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Message 1209775 - Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 19:52:49 UTC - in response to Message 1209739.

More bang for your money if you had bought another GPU for your top rig instead of trying to revive such an old/slow system.


But there are other things in life than just thinking about crunching, isn't it?

Money is not an issue. If I wanted to, I could afford buying 10 new computers with the fastests GPU's you could find on this planet. However I do not want to do that. What I wanted was to bring new life into my old Celeron with a new HD.
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Message 1209789 - Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 20:59:19 UTC - in response to Message 1209775.

More bang for your money if you had bought another GPU for your top rig instead of trying to revive such an old/slow system.


But there are other things in life than just thinking about crunching, isn't it?

Money is not an issue. If I wanted to, I could afford buying 10 new computers with the fastests GPU's you could find on this planet. However I do not want to do that. What I wanted was to bring new life into my old Celeron with a new HD.

Well, if you don't want to buy a new GPU for yourself, buy one for me :p

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Message 1209797 - Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 21:17:13 UTC - in response to Message 1209789.

More bang for your money if you had bought another GPU for your top rig instead of trying to revive such an old/slow system.


But there are other things in life than just thinking about crunching, isn't it?

Money is not an issue. If I wanted to, I could afford buying 10 new computers with the fastests GPU's you could find on this planet. However I do not want to do that. What I wanted was to bring new life into my old Celeron with a new HD.

Well, if you don't want to buy a new GPU for yourself, buy one for me :p


And to that I will reply as I usually do when people ask me to buy them something:

"Get a haircut, and find yourself a job"

LOL

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Message 1209873 - Posted: 25 Mar 2012, 0:04:51 UTC

If she runs astropulse only get her up and running ASAP. Otherwise the end times will happen! :)
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