Re: KT7A upgrade surprize

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Subject: Re: KT7A upgrade surprize
Name: Bob
Date: 12/14/2004 6:09:25 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Re: KT7A upgrade surprize posted by LED

Whats weird is I just had my KT7A break down about 5 weeks ago. Tried a different CPU & still did not work right. The CPU was overclocked. Thou it had a HD problem at the begining, that only prevented booting up some times. I never brothered to figure out if it was the HD or controller. This was way back when I use to do the RC5 code.

I can also claim that computers & some components dont last like they did before. Then again some components last nowdays that did last before LoL.
Before besides the PSU, ROM, RAM & chache were the first parts to check. I use to keep a spare BIOS chip already programmed. And yes I did need one to once.

I did wake up today rethinking about the way BIOS chips boot up now days & I hate it. Ever since monitors got the power saving circuits added in, its very hard or impossible to watch the boot up process. Video card, CPU check, RAM check ect..
The modern monitors just take to long to come on & display the boot up info. Its cool they have added voltages & fan speeds only to whip by this screen very fast also.
I also have another beef its cool they later added a second info graphic screen which tells you stuff like the CPU type cache, RAM, all your ports, floppy, HDs info to the BIOS chips. Only to have that screen pushed out of the way by the IRQ info & CMOS checking. I can not catch this graphic screen on most modern computers any more with the pause key.
Call me old & stupid but I would like to see the bootup process slowed up some so when I have a problem I can get some usefull info from my computer.

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