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MTBF..so much for that theory...

Turns out my development box had a deeper affliction than the feared power supply fault. I received the new PS and installed it and the computer whimpered in the same way mentioned in the previous post *sigh*. After a longer session of investigation trying to trouble shoot the actual source I've come to the conclusion that it is the worst possible component failure next to the crash of an un backed up hard drive, namely a mobo meltdown. This is second to a hdd failure because at least it can be recovered from, but it requires lots of hardware replacement (essentially a rebuild of the computer).....argh! I am now investigating the parts needed from newegg.com to rebuild the box. Amazing how this happens NOW just when I am days away from deploying my code (now silent on the hdd of this box) to the production servers! Murphy's Law is supreme! The bright side is that I will get to build the more modern box that I was hoping to after the site launch early, this current machine is build on a single core AMD Athlon XP 1.5Ghz chip , which by today's dual core standards is not even good enough to go into a cheap laptop. I am going to order a dual core proc. / mobo and a gig of fast memory to finally bring my development into the future. I can say bye bye at least to the annoying slow downs I was experiencing with the existing box when ever I tried to simultaneously launch more than 10 applications. (which is common on my dev box)

off to newegg for the ordering fun!

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