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Offline dpareja

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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10665 on: March 18, 2018, 01:49:22 am »
My CPU's been running really hot recently, so I finally opened up my computer to take a look inside and clean out a lot of dust.

And then, when I plug it back in and flick the power switch on, the power supply starts making a high-pitched whine.

Fuck.

And the thing's old (2007), so I'm honestly not sure if it's worth it to replace the power supply or just bite the bullet and get a new machine.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10666 on: March 19, 2018, 03:41:46 am »
If your computer is 11 years old, it's long past time. Computers have an effective lifespan of 5-6 years normally.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10667 on: March 19, 2018, 03:52:00 am »
Mine are lucky to survive 2 years because I can only afford used computers.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10668 on: March 19, 2018, 01:20:32 pm »
If your computer is 11 years old, it's long past time. Computers have an effective lifespan of 5-6 years normally.

It sat dormant for four years, so while I got it 11 years ago, it's really only seven years old as far as use time is concerned.

But since it works fine otherwise (cleaning out all the dust cut the CPU temperature by about twenty to twenty-five degrees), I'd rather just replace the power supply. If need be, once I've done that, I could then replace the motherboard at a future date. (And then you get the old puzzle about the ship where every plank has been replaced--is it still the same ship?)

EDIT: Replaced the power supply. Its fan was kinda shot due to dust accumulation. Might replace the motherboard next, but we'll see. Seems to work fine.
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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10669 on: March 25, 2018, 02:07:44 am »
A very good friend of mine was fired today. Years of medical training, experience and hard work and he's been barred from the entire medical profession simply for having a relationship with a patient. Such a huge waste. He's one of the nicest guys I've ever met and a genuinely brilliant vet.

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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10670 on: March 25, 2018, 03:00:03 am »
'relationship with a patient' ...'vet' ...but not the really bad jokes thread?

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Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #10671 on: March 25, 2018, 03:01:16 am »
That would've given things away prematurely.

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« Reply #10672 on: March 25, 2018, 03:22:32 pm »
Of course it would've.