After almost seven years, my old Athlon XP 1500/Asus A7V266-E PC finally died. Looks like either the power supply or the motherboard went bad and toasted several pins on the ATX power connector. So I bit the proverbial bullet and bought a Core 2 Duo E6850 (3.0GHz) running on a Gigabyte P35 motherboard (GA-P35-DS4 v2.0) with 2GB of PC2-8500 RAM (that’s 1066MHz DDR2). Got everything installed with a fresh copy of XP… and nearly had a heart attack when I couldn’t read the files from my old hard drive. Then I realized that this is because the NTFS permissions on the drive were locked to the UUIDs on my old Win2K install. Nice.
From the Upgrades are Never Easy department
December 1, 2007 | 0 comments