Saturday, January 15, 2011


For the last couple of months, my computer has been making an extremely annoying, buzzing sound. I cracked her open and discovered that it was the fan on my graphics card (Nvidia GeForce 9500 GS). Turns out the card still worked fine, it was just the fan. So, after putting up with the ever increasing clunking noises, I eventually looked into fixing it. Now, I'm not the type of person who likes to open up my computer and tinker, but I was at the point where installing a new fan seemed like a good enough idea. Sadly, you cannot buy a fan for that model graphics card, so I was pretty boned. Luckily, I came across some guys tutorial on how to put sewing machine oil inside the fan: Link.

Now this is where the anger happens: After resetting the computer to see if the sound was gone, I quickly turned it off so I could reconnect the monitor cables. I think this is what bit me in the ass. The computer went into repair mode and back to its last safe point. All the while, it assured me none of my files would be deleted. I foolishly believed it. This morning I wanted to jump on and continue the Hyperion Project tutorial and for some reason it had put me back about 3 videos worth of work. What the hell. So I guess I'm going to resist just watching the last few videos and just redo the missing work. I'll just hope this heightens my understanding of the information.

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