I’ve Got PC Troubles, On A Cloudy Day
Pictured: My actual PC, without a CPU cooler.
The egotist in me wants to believe that you guys have noticed my absence in regular articles, so far this week. The realist in me obviously knows that’s not the case, but I thought it’d be a cool thing to lead with since apart from that, all I’ve really got is the rest of the article, which is emo central.
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Truth is, I’m currently suffering from all kinds of PC woes which began when my PC began to freeze up and drastically slow down on Sunday night. This meant I was unable to complete my articles for Monday while also having to rush out a last-minute column the following morning on a rickety old laptop, because it was all that was available to me at the time and I refused to break my streak of never having missed a column deadline.
Last night I finally got around to opening up my PC and having a look around and I discovered that it wasn’t a single problem (I suspected a faulty SATA bus on my motherboard) but rather a multitude of problems including my custom CPU cooler’s fan not spinning, leading me to have to remove and clean it, only then realising that I don’t have thermal paste to remount it. Not that it mattered since the fan was entirely seized, and this was over and above the freezing and epic slowdown which I hadn’t even got around to sorting out yet.
So yeah. Kind of a nightmare situation for a gamer, doubly so for someone such as myself who treasures their PC above all else.
I find it inextricably weird, actually, considering the way I’ve reacted to this. I am legitimately upset about my PC issues, more so than I have been about many other things, arguably far worse, which have occurred over the past year or so. Just how attached am I to my PC?
In the meantime, I am thankful for university LANs, which have allowed me opportunities such as this, to do articles and interact in my various online circles. I am still trying to figure out how I’m getting this week’s podcast done, and how I am going to study for my exams next week. But for the most part, I am not entirely drowning. And in fairness, I have suddenly found myself with a lot more gaming time, I mean it’s not as if I have anything better to do. Okay I actually read quite a bit yesterday as well. From an actual book, no less.
Thinking about this, granted it might seem a little vain to go ahead and do an article about it when it’s strictly personal, but it’s really not, is it? The truth is, a lot of people suffer with their PCs every day, and if you’re as overly attached to your PC as I am, then if it’s giving you hell that even you cannot fix, you must surely also reach a level of depression such as mine, currently, right? Right?! Someone? …
How about we make a game of this and you guys share your personal PC nightmares with the class. I know I have had worse issues but never in quite a “symphony of fail” kind of way, like this, with problems occurring all at once. How did you handle the time away from your beloved PC? How did you manage, if like me you relied on it for a significant portion of your day’s productivity?
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