R.I.P my old PC…

In short, my faithful Prescott system suffered from a motherboard failure and is now spare parts T_T. It has served me faithfully for the past 3 years or so since I bought it, and stood up to my near 24/7 abuse of it, even miraculously surviving at least 2 lightning strikes on the LAN card. Hell, I’m surprised it didn’t die on the 2nd strike when it got hit and couldn’t boot up at all, magically reviving itself the next day. Really sad to see it getting felled by capacitor failure :(.

Anyways, thank you dear Intel D865GBF for giving me splendid and faithful service over the years I’ve had you, and all the awesome times you’ve given me. It’s really sad to see you go in this way, but what’s been fated can’t be changed. Posthumously, I offer you my respects and appreciation, may you rest in peace in the Big Motherboard Junkyard up there.

(And yes, I’ve just written an eulogy for an electronic component. I am not only hopelessly otaku, I am also a big geek as well orz)


  1. Shin Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 9:21 pm

    What was her name?

  2. Kresnik Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 9:44 pm

    If you remember her always, then she will keep on living inside your heart.
    . . .
    . .

  3. nutcase23 Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 10:45 pm

    R.I.P to a piece of hardware that has served faithfully and gone on to a better place ;D

  4. Syaoran Li Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 10:49 pm

    ^_^ I know your pain Kuroneko-sensei; I lost a notebook thanks to a lighting storm, but my 3 PC’s (2000,2003,2006) are still alive; well I don’t know if the person who has my first one is taking good care of her, but the 2nd one is with my mom and the last one is with me. I’m still impressed on how my 2nd PC is alive after all the punches I gave her.

    R. I. P. to your PC.

  5. Impz Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 10:56 pm

    Ermm… ok? So, who’s your new wife?

  6. steelbound Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 11:46 pm

    I don’t find it that strange. If you think of your computer as the new 21st century equivalent of a dog – helping you faithfully in the digital world – I think it’s a perfectly human reaction. If computers where given means for interacting back to us, I think almost everyone would feel sad when a computer bits the dust.

  7. nutcase23 Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 11:50 pm

    @Impz: probably Chi.

  8. Heero Yuy Said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 12:25 am

    Hey, I gave a funeral to my good friend, a K8N-F9 series Gigabyte nForce4 motherboard, so I see nothing to be ashamed of here. This is the internet, techies rule here, so this is commonplace.

  9. Syaoran Li Said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 5:12 am

    Damn right! They’re our fellow companions on this globalized world, they helps to work and gave us the joys that with like, so…

    So long old PC.

  10. Hitman66 Said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 5:16 am

    Just the mobo only right?As long you got the processor safe and sound maybe you find another cheap ass 2nd hand mobo via lowyat.net.

    That is if you have extra monies to spend lol..

  11. Synbiote Said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 5:47 am

    I used to install those motherboards frequently when i was working in a PC store..
    Those never came back..really >_

  12. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 9:09 am

    @Shin: I’m not geek enough to be naming each of my PC’s.

    @Impz: This one. I still haven’t named her.

    @Hitman: Nah, planning to buy a Celeron Dual-Core and a new mobo. Time for an upgrade anyways and I can easily reuse the rest of the components. Probably gonna sell off the P4.

    Anyways, thank you for all your replies. I’m sure the mobo will appreciate it T_T.

  13. manga Said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 4:39 pm

    I’m joining everyone else to give my regards to your dead PC, she lived well and will rest in peace.

    Have fun getting the new parts and installing them. Upgrading is fun in it’s own way. Me I like to get new computers, just because it’s so fun to unpack them and build them.

  14. AllNiteRaver Said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 11:16 pm

    awww.. may rest in peace.
    i’m pretty sure she spent the most wonderful three years serving you and keeping you satisfied. my PVD(my pc’s name, tehehehe) is the same. she’s a three and a half years old, and so far she and two minor breakdown and one major heartattack(?). heh. i hate to admit it, but she’s gettin’ old. *sigh* oh wellz

  15. wolfx Said,

    July 23, 2008 @ 12:21 am

    My pc’s name is Mahoro.

    She has 3 HDD partitions.

    Balthazar, Melchior, Casper.

    I just bought a new rig and i dunno what to name them. (computer and paritions)


  16. Syaoran Li Said,

    July 23, 2008 @ 12:37 am

    When my 2nd PC was on the verge of death when I overheated the power supply, it was my uncle who gave me a new one. I guess she was very loyal to me.

    My new baby, a DELL Dimension 9200 with an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83 GHz processor is doing a great job so far. After getting my hands on her almost two years ago; I did her a few upgrades:

    Upgrade: From 2 GB Ram to 4 GB Ram
    Upgrade: From 160 GB HD to 480 GB HD
    New: D-Link TV turner
    New: Dual Screen (2 LCD 19’’ Ultra sharp monitors)
    New: 2 500 GB External HD for more storage

    So, I don’t have any complains.

  17. WaffleBoy Said,

    July 23, 2008 @ 1:50 am

    May God have mercy on it’s soul.

  18. Syaoran Li Said,

    July 23, 2008 @ 2:19 am

    @ wolfx
    Now that you mention it; my PC’s name is DEATHGOD (and my notebook’s name is SHINIGAMI). My friends call me Soul Taker because of some deeds I did in college (don’t ask). So, is natural that my fellow companions got those names. The only thing they won’t get from me is Windows Vista, that piece of craft isn’t worthy of my babies.

    Well, I got to go, lunchtime.

  19. Dorne Said,

    July 23, 2008 @ 11:12 am

    You may as well just get a laptop as well. I suggest the EeePC as a fine emergency UMPC laptop to buy. The small models are pretty cheap.

  20. Traversy Said,

    July 25, 2008 @ 6:06 am

    *sigh* yeah, idk what I would do if my P4 northwood HT failed, you know, since it’s not a prescott (LGA775 opposed to socket478), I can’t upgrade as easily. So consider yourself lucky. At this point, Hard-drive failure is my only true concern. If that component fails before any other, I wouldn’t have relocated the data into a new hard drive, as I’m hoping for in the case that it does fail…. I guess I’ll go and back up my data, now, since it’s never too early.

  21. John Said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 1:13 am

    That kind of sucks that it died out. O well, at least you get an upgrade.

  22. grss1982 Said,

    September 11, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

    What a coincidence!!! We have the same motherboard. :)

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