Archive for May, 2003

Exams are over

// May 21st, 2003 // No Comments » // General

Yes folks, all my exams for the second year of Uni are now over. I only had the one this semester, and that was yesterday. Wow, and everyone else is working hard, revising 😛

Pooter has improved… indeed it has!

// May 16th, 2003 // No Comments » // Geeky Stuff

To cut a long story short, I bid for a P3 800Mhz CPU and won. It was the Coppermine socket 370 style, so I had to get a new motherboard cos the one I had at the time was a slot 1 (totally different)… but that wasn’t the only reason. The board I had turns out it doesn’t support any higher than 650Mhz. So anyway, I went to bid for a new motherboard that supported up to 1.3Ghz. Yesterday it came through the mail… so now I’ve got a nice P3-800Mhz machine in the new sexy box. Quite an improvement from the last one, it’s almost double the speed than before (MORE than double if the last one wasn’t overclocked).

I wonder what kind of speeds I can get outta this one when I overclock it. I’m guessing at most 1.1Ghz, but I’m not doing that just yet. I wanna see if the system will stay stable for a while first. The CPU’s staying at a nice constant 31°C which is pretty good. Hopefully it’ll stay that way.

YAY! New pooter case!

// May 4th, 2003 // No Comments » // Geeky Stuff, General

Get this! I went to the pooter fair this morning in Stockton and got myself a Soundblaster Live 5.1 Digital sound card and the pooter case I’ve always wanted!!! Click here to see pics of it. Oooh, so sleek and sexy 🙂

Yay! Money!

// May 3rd, 2003 // No Comments » // Geeky Stuff

My student loan came in on Monday, so I’ve been a little happier this week. I got myself a pair of trainers – Adidas Galaxy 6 White/Blue (Brilliant design!) – and a 16x DVD-ROM for my pooter, replacing the 52x CD-ROM. I’m popping to the computer fair at Stockton Sixth Form College tomorrow to see if I can get myself a new CD storage thingie, a new case for my pooter and a wireless keyboard/mouse set. It has to be a natural ergonomic one mind, they’re so much easier to use!