Daily Archives: February 24, 2006

Warning! Geek Station!

You know we’re nerds when you have His and Hers computers on the same desk.

I ordered some new parts for my computer and with the old parts and parts from Mom’s old eMachines, I was able to build another computer for Andrea. All I needed was a case and monitor, both of which Platinum Broadcasting graciously donated. (Yes I asked first.)

Why did I do it, you ask? Well I’m a sucker, mostly. And because I can’t get enough of this freaking Guild Wars game. Andrea and I both play it, and we can get online and play it together. But it doesn’t run too well on my laptop, so now we both have computers that run it decently.

Here’s some comparison shots:

Andrea’s Computer

This is basically my “old” computer. All the main parts are the same, but it has the hard drive and CD burner from Mom’s eMachines.

Celeron D 2.26 Ghz
512 MB Ram
nVidia MX 4000 Video Card

Matt’s Computer

This is everything from my old computer with a new motherboard that actually allows me to do some overclocking without messing up my wireless card, a new processor, and a new video card.

Athlon 64 2.0Ghz (overclocked to 2.4Ghz)
1 GB Ram
nVidia 6600GT. (overclocked from 500 to 550mhz)

So there you have it. Our latest affirmation of nerdness. And it’s not just me, Andrea even assembled the parts for her computer installed windows and everything. So we’re like two geeks typing hand in hand!

Say a prayer

Some of you know, and some of you don’t. But my Grandpa Wayne was recently diagnosed with cancer in his lymph nodes. He spent some time in the hosipital and was back home last I heard, but I think it’s really wearing on him, and on Grandma.

If you think of it, say a prayer for both of them. I’d appreciate it!