Back in February, I updated my system and brought it into
the 21st century at last. With that faster, all-powerful,
new video card and processor in place, I believed I was
Lo and behold, I have learned a lesson the hard way. When
you upgrade your video card and processor, you might need
to upgrade your power supply also.
It seems that if your machine sucks too much processing
power, the power supply will just shut down ... without
notice or clue given in advance. Just bam, and you are
staring at a machine that powered down in a tenth of a
A new power supply is on its way, and my power management
has been set to run with the fewest necessary resources.
I have even set my all-powerful, all-mighty video card to
only process colors in 256-color mode.
Now, I must limp to the repair of my machine, knowing
full well that if I run too many apps at one time, that
I could find myself staring at a blank screen with that
aweful feeling in the pit of my stomach.