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My laptops new badge!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

and with a new processor, I get a new badge for my laptop (it’s the black one!)

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Processor Upgrade Sunday

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

This has been on my ToDo list for a while to upgrade the processor in my daily driver laptop. The laptop currently has a socketed Intel Core i7-2640M Dual Core 2.8GHz.

Intel Core i7-2640M Dual Core 2.8GHz.

Intel Core i7-2640M Dual Core 2.8GHz.

The only issue is this laptop only activates two memory DIMM slots with the current Dual Core processor so the maximum RAM is 16GB.

Time to upgrade to an Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition Quad Core 2.7GHz.

Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition Quad Core 2.7GHz.

Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition Quad Core 2.7GHz.

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My collection of Intel 8086/8088 processors

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Sorting through my computing related stuff, I’ve acquired over the last 30 years…. I found my collection of Intel 8086, 8088 CPUs and Intel 8087 maths co-processor.

Released 40 years ago, the birth of a standard which has kept me in a job for my working career!

Intel 8086, 8088, 8087 Processors

Intel 8086, 8088, 8087 Processors

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Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 PC motherboard which caught fire!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

This is a photograph of a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 motherboard which caught fire, inside a PC case, whilst a co-worker was playing Civilization!

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 motherboard

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 motherboard

Close-up of Gigabyte 970A DS3

Close-up of Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 motherboard

So maybe you should not leave PCs turned on at night – unattended! – or have a smoke alarm fitted and fire extinguisher near by!

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Outage – suspended!

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

You may have noticed if you visited between 8.30 – 21:00 on 30 June 2009, my website was suspended by the hosting company.

Overnight, a script went bad causing the CPU on the server to exceed my allowed 10%, and hence my hosting was immediately suspended. No warning was issued, just suspension.

I had noticed my website was not functioning correctly on the 30 June 2009, as previously reported, and this script was removed, the strange thing is this script has been running correctly for the last 30 days without issue. I hope it doesn’t occur again, it caused me a massive headache.

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