system assembly

  All ↵the parts I had ordered ↵finally arrived, and one week ago, on Monday, 05 March 2007, at 13:00h I unpacked the boxes.    First things first. The case I leave aside and carefully unwrap the mainboard, an Asus M2R32-MVP. The included documentation is excellent, reading it gives me a lot of confidence. Next I open the box of the CPU, an AMD Athlon X2 5200+. I bought the boxed edition, meaning a matching cooler and fan is included. The “documentation” boils down to instructions how to insert the CPU into the socket on the mainboard, and how to … Continue reading

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Sing to the tune of Dylan’s ‘Rising Sun’: “There is a house down in Agatha | They call the ragin’ bull!” Seemingly it is cars week for me: Lamborghini has done it again, as they already did when I was kid. Back in 1971 the first prototype of the ↑ Countach was introduced—the futuristic aztec architecture flabbergasted the audience, and several years later, when it went into production and on sale, us kids, too. We were standing at our preferred kiosk and wondered at glossy magazine pictures of that supercar of a never-seen-before kind. The car-magazines featuring the Countach even … Continue reading

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