View Full Version : DANGER Will Robinson!
09-03-2010, 05:16 PM
Today my GPU started acting up.
(Way above normal BS)
It's a notebook so I can not replace it.
I've noticed increased activity of the fan and added additional cooling
in the past several weeks.
I'm afraid this system is nearing it's end.
As times are a bit tough right now?
I can not replace this system in the forseeable future.
It's been a great system for the past several years and handled lot's of
work in the SH series of Games.
I'm going to miss it I think.
If I should kind of vanish from here?
It's because this system has given it's all.
All files are backed up to an external drive for safe keeping until I can
afford a new system.
But I can not give a time line on how soon that may be.
09-03-2010, 05:34 PM
Did you get my PM?
09-03-2010, 05:35 PM
Ouch. Sorry to hear that man. I hope it isn't terminal, and if it should prove to be then I hope it can be replaced sooner then later.
*edit: Hey 1000th post... only took me 5 years, not the usual 5 weeks it takes most others here lol
09-04-2010, 02:16 AM
Good luck with the system privateer, I am sure we will all be keen to see you back when your new system arrives in the future.
Cant keep a good man down! :up:
09-05-2010, 01:06 PM
try this website for help: http://forums.techpowerup.com/
you get quick and good fast replies to things
09-05-2010, 01:24 PM
That's bad crack Jeff :nope:
If I was to refer to a collection of PM exchanges a month or two back would that shed any light on a way forward? :hmmm:
09-05-2010, 02:39 PM
The system is burning up Video Ram.
From 256 meg, I now run on 144 meg.
And it's dropping.
It's not a matter of do I know enuff to fix things.
(I'm VERY good with computers)
It's hardware failure plain and simple.
Being a NoteBook?
I can not replace the Video Card.
Although I hate to do it?
I may try to sell my Mig Welder to buy a new system.
I've over $1500.00 dollars invested in it.
And it's barely used.
So if I can get 1/3 that or close?
I'll take it.
That would be enuff to finish some very important work!
Not only for SH5, but SH3 and SH4 projects as well.
The SH5 projects include the Exporter with base code for importing
to GR2 files,
Answers to why Units done in Dat format take no damages,
A way to createing new GR2 files.
SH3 and SH4 (and maybe related to SH5) major project is
to decode and create a Saved Game Editor.
So if your save Game crashes?
We could fix it.
Then there's all the help I've said I'd give to many other modders looking for ways to do things.
To not deliver those probably bothers me the most.
I need a day at the Flying Saucer.
09-05-2010, 02:43 PM
Now that's what I call sacrifice!
People like you Privateer are the reason why the PC gaming community are the best in the world.
Anything I can do to help, just ask.
09-05-2010, 03:15 PM
I need a day at the Flying Saucer.
Pick me up at GW Bush airport in the morning :DL
Divvun ferget the PM exchanges either :nope:
09-05-2010, 03:19 PM
09-05-2010, 03:41 PM
Yep....good memories mate, good memories :yeah:
09-05-2010, 05:00 PM
have you tried a new battery / power supply?
it sounds too simple a fix but bad or failing batteries or faulty power supply can cause low voltage issues like overheating and burning out ram not to mention the PITA of damage if the battery is leaking
09-05-2010, 05:07 PM
It's not a battery issue.
I swapped the Wife's Battery in and no change.
I also tested all power supplies and connections.
The original screen on this system died along time ago.
I use an external Monitor now.
It's just getting old.
From my first post here at SubSim till now?
This is the system I've used.
It's done great service to the SubSim Community in those years.
I've pushed it hard at times so I expected a death sooner or later.
Now is the later.
09-05-2010, 05:08 PM
I hope u manige too keep ur sistem live. U done a gr8 things for comuniy here and i hope it all will pay beck. Maybe wining on lotery for new sistem so u cann iven try sh5. How know. Lets hope for the best.
09-05-2010, 05:10 PM
Thank You Mate.
I always hope for the best.
Whatever needs done?
That's what I'll have to do.
There is to much work to complete to give up now.
09-05-2010, 05:50 PM
I know how it is , i never had the money to get a computer to run sh4/5 for 2 years .
09-05-2010, 05:52 PM
I'd say get a desktop instead, but usually by the time the parts start failing in those the system to old to upgrade anyway so either way.
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