New hardware not working blues

Gabriel Gunderson gabe at
Sat Feb 12 09:56:29 MST 2005

On Sat, 2005-02-12 at 09:00 -0700, Josh Coates wrote:
> gabe,
> i've had similar nightmare problems with pieced-together boxes.  i'm going
> to guess that your CPU is a high-end P4 w/ that extra 1.5V power (IIRC)
> attachment thingy?  power supplies are notoriously awful pieces of hardware
> that easily fail and often don't actually produce the power they are labeled
> to produce.

If this is it, I'll be ticked.  This was the first time I payed a little
extra for a nicer power supply.

> i tried several different power supplies (generic, 'name-brand', 300W, 600W
> etc) and found one that worked.
> but, maybe that's not your problem - i'm just making a guess.  this is why
> you pay a little bit extra to get a factory made box, because they make sure
> all the components work together.

But then what would I do all night?

> this is why i am not an electrical engineer - hardware is non-deterministic.
> ;-)

My feelings exactly.

> Josh Coates


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