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General Septem

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  1. So my dad's been having trouble lately with his Dell Dimension 8400 MCE bogging down every now and then, particularly with internet radio. I never gave much thought to it, figuring it was just the internet connection, but he was having the same issue with last.fm, which I use and have no issues with.

     

    In any event, I recommend he purchase a dual core processor. I did some research and discovered on Dell's website that there seemed to be absolutely no information whatsoever as to what processors this motherboard was compatible with. I did, however, find out that it apparently has an Intel 925X chipset.

     

    Great, I thought, that meant I could use a Pentium D but not a C2D. So we purchase a 935.

     

    After I installed it, the Dell would not POST. It just got stuck on the orange light when I pressed the power button. I put the old CPU in and everything is fine.

     

    If the processor is not compatible with the motherboard, then it's a screwup on Dell's part. But I wouldn't put it past them (anyone ever notice how I only ever seem to have trouble with Dells?). Does anyone know what might be going on? Thanks.


  2. Get some threaded rod, a couple of nuts to hold them securely to the board (optional), two nylon washers, and a couple of brass knurled nuts. Install it like a waterblock. The nylon washers go in between the knurled nuts and the springs. This is very important because otherwise the springs will prevent you from being able to unscrew the nuts in the future. You can use the springs that came with the unit.

     

    I did this with mine and it works great. I just don't remember what the thread is now, but bring one of the bolts to Home Depot and match it. I want to say it's 10-32.


  3. However, vocal anti-videogame activist and "lawyer" Jack Thompson disagrees. After reading the public report on FPSS, Thompson spoke out.

     

    "FPSS proves that video games are responsible for all murders ever. In history."

     

    When informed that First Person Shooters have only existed for the last 15-20 years, Thompson screamed that we were lying homosexuals, then sued us for criminal harrasment.

     

    :nod: :nod: :nod:

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