This weekend I have been trying to upgrade my main desktop computer. I bought 2 additional gigabytes of memory and stripped my old desktop of its Creative Labs X-Fi sound card.
Popped it all into the main desktop. This brings it to 4 gigabytes of total main memory, however due to the 32 bit OS (Windows Vista), it’s only able to utilize a little over 3 gigabytes of it. This article explains why. Still, that additional 1+ gigabyte is making a noticeable performance increase.
Sadly, the soundcard… while working, has just highlighted that my computer speakers are all messed up. Only sound in the 2 front speakers and nothing else from the subwoofer and rear speakers. I think the cable is messed up; I’ve been crawling around the floor trying different cable combinations and eliminating what might be broken. Bah. It’s time for upgraded speakers anyway. I wish they had wireless systems so I didn’t have cables covering the floor.
Yes, this is how I’m spending the weekend before Christmas. Aside from heading out to play rehearsal. What happened to some fun??