20071006-08 – building Hades – 139-3953 – video card works! I has a BIOS!
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
No operating system — but it’s definitely a computer! The speeds are all wrong here — my CPU is 2.6gHz, not 2gHz, and my ram is 800mHz, not 666mHz — but those are easily fixable in BIOS.
BACKSTORY: So, as mentioned before (in a 10-part series of blog posts), my trusty computer of 9 years, "Storm", died a nasty death. My secondary/kitchen computer "Hell" stepped up to bat and took Storm’s place, but I still needed a new computer for our somewhat newly-built upstairs space. So I built Hades, during which I wrote another 5 blog posts. These are the pictures I took while building it.
ATI Radeon x1950 Pro video card, BIOS screenshot.
Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.
October 6, 2007.
A run-down of all parts in my new computer, with links to buy them, can be found here: clintjcl.wordpress.com/2007/10/01/journal-hardware-purcha…
Check out the specs for this video card: ati.amd.com/products/radeonx1950/specs.html