The New Paperweight - it's great!
A month or so back, I put in a new GPU & PSU (that's a gizmit and a hoodad for those of you not fluent with the lingo) - the system booted fine, but would not reboot without a BIOS flash.
Despite all advice & best wishes from the TOG think-tank, web searches, tips from Deep Blue and Bill Gates Himself, that issue still remains. The BIOS utterly vanishes the minute it achieves a successful boot, and it needs to be re-flashed (meaning kicked up the proverbial, for those not hip to my jive).
So, that I can
Today I accidentally ended up in a PC hardware store and I unintentionally gave a guy some indication I wouldn't mind a new monitor (thinking that ol' secondary was dead) and I quite amazingly ended up leaving with a new SamSung (SyncMaster P2350).
I got home, plugged it in and installed it - nothing. Self-tests fine, just not receiving anything from the system. 5 minutes of
Try flashing your BIOS blindfolded some time, knowing that if you don't you can start removing hardware to reset your mainboard.
...which I did, about 20 times tonight.
Good news: I'm back up and running and I have a seriously nice, brand new SamSung paperweight. You should get yourself one! They're great!
So: New PC - it is time.
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