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)