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Death of a PC Power Supply

Three power failures last night… most likely due to wind and it was quite windy. Red flag warning and all. I relaxed… waited… the whole ordeal only lasted maybe 15 minutes… One of my pc’s has been victimed and has destroyed a power supply… good thing I have redundancy… and i’m afraid a 350w power supply will be replaced with a 400w that has been used as nothing more than a temp power supply to trouble shoot other computers. I think perhaps this machine was a little pissed off at me. I actually ran the windows 8 compatibility update wizard to see how I stand with my hardware on the media center pc. It said I would need software to watch dvd’s… so I got concerned and decided to upgrade the HP touchsmart tm2 instead. I’ll reserve comment. It hasn’t crashed yet. All of the firefox plugins had to be reinstalled. Chrome survived with no issues whatsoever.

English: A modular and a non-modular power supply
English: A modular and a non-modular power supply (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5 Ways To Give An Old Laptop A New Life


New life for the aged begins with UBUNTU.

Computers seem to become slower as they age. Anyone who has kept a PC for more than three years has run into this issue. What once seemed quick begins to feel sluggish and ancient.

There are reasons for this. Operating systems tend to become more resource-hungry over time, hardware ages, and the exuberance felt during the first months of laptop ownership fades. This is why some people buy new laptops frequently, but there are ways to make an older model feel new again.

5 Ways To Give An Old Laptop A New Life.