My previous post, Don’t be cheap, I stated that when purchasing computer components that you shouldn’t be cheap. Well, I didn’t listen. I went to Tiger Direct today and purchased an MSI motherboard for $50 (USD) and a Pentium D 805 (dual-core 2.66GHz) for another $50. The reason for the motherboard is because I didn’t want to purchase anything else as I already have 1GB of DDR PC4300 memory and an old Radeon 9550 AGP card. This new setup is much faster than the previous.
Well, the bad motherboard I am going to RMA through Newegg.com which means I will get that same Biostar motherboard back. This time I will not flash the Bios at all, screw Biostar and their incapable tech support. That means I will have to 64bit systems. The new system will be my main 64bit system and I will use the old amd64 rig for my pbuilder box/server.
Thanks to those of you who offered similar situations and pointers. Now I will be able to finish my final projects for school. Ya, I have to install that great OS called Windows XP, which was free as in free beer because of the ASP.NET class. I tried out Mono and Mono Develop w/o any success. Now that I understand ASP.NET a little more, which I am not the biggest fan of at this time, I will mess around some more and see if I can reproduce the website projects that we had to do.