Thursday, May 10, 2007

It has been a while since I posted here. Well, two things....

1. The Artic Freezer and the HDD came Monday morning ( when I was sleeping..Air21 you rak!). I had to install the freezer immediately coz I want to see it work during the hot summer afternoon inside my hot summer bedroom. Installation was really easy. You just have to be careful on hitting transistors and cables that are enatangled inside my PC. It's during these times that I am reminded why I can't be an onsite PC tech. My hands are too damn big to fit in the narrow spaces in the PC. Anyways, I was able to install the freezer, and turned my PC on. As usual, my first try always fails. I checked the thing and reseated it. Then it turned on, opened Windows normally. The next thing to open Asus PC Probe ( a software that cam with the mobo to check voltages and temps ). Lo and behold, the temp that was playing around 65 - 80 degrees cam down to 38-45 degrees! Wow, and it's noon! The reviews for this CPU cooler was nice but I was not expecting it to be this effective. Brownie points for Artic Coolers!

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro (Front) Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro (side)

2. It's time for the hard drive. I bought a 160 GB IDE Seagate. I borrowed an IDE cable from an officemate and the mobo was not reconizing it. I tried to slave it from my primary IDE and now I am sure it's the cable. I went to SM Megamall to buy one Ultra ATA cable. As soon as I got home from work I installed the new cable and attached the HDD. It recognized it and it is working perfectly fine.

After installing those two, I transferred all my needed files to my new HDD and reformatted the old HDD to have one primary HDD with one partition.

That is why I was kinda busy these past few days. Thanks for everyone who dropped by to check on my blog since I was out. I promise to make up for the lost time.

Next project, a decent computer table and a high end chair. Anyone who knows a good place I can buy these things please leave a comment. All I see in the malls are the generic tables and the big and bulky office tables. I just want a sleek and small pc table. About the chair, if you have been to station 168 in Makati Ave., those are the chairs I am looking for.

Sorry for making my post a classified ad.

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