Only Saw The Crash

I’m sure you’ve all seen this if you disable Auto Restart on fatal error in Windows XP.

But have you seen this? In the BIOS screen?

Or this?

Yep, my display card was screwed. Out with the old Sparkle Geforce 6600 GT 128MB AGP card, in with the (not so new) Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 2600XT 512MB GDDR3 AGP card.

(Strangely, the Blue Screen Of Death appears in a screen mode that is compatible with even a screwed display card.) I’ve gotta macro the old display card because it’s pretty, but that will come later.

Yes, I’m that out of touch with modern technology, still lugging behind with a single-core AMD Barton XP 2600+ and an AGP 8x slot. Well, whatever works. Kinda explains why I didn’t update just after the 10th of May 2008 which is when this happened.

I haven’t done the regular benchmarks, but well, I could’ve settled for a side-grade or a downgrade but picked something more DirectX friendly. And thus proved the irony that I’d always alternate between ATI Radeon and NVidia GeForce cards. Always.

3 thoughts on “Only Saw The Crash

  1. Albert Ng Post author

    Yeah, the last time I went to MyPC to fix, they diagnosed it as not having enough power. A high-specification Cooler Master PSU was installed with more than enough wattage. This time they said it was the graphics card.

  2. Silencers Post author

    Heh. Somehow I couldn’t escape my streak of Nvidia’s. The Ti 4200 AGP you sold me served me well for 4+ years before it was replaced by a 7600GT PCI-E.


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