The d@#$ graphics card gave out two days ago!!!
My current machine seems to be worst I have ever bought, at least as far as the reliability of its peripherals and the computer guy is concerned. To be fair, the rest of it is fighting fit. But I have blown out at least one USB port by using it to power a USB light. And in the 14 months I have owned the graphics card, I have used it for a grand total of barely one month.
An unused LAN card followed the dead graphics card out of the box. Since I was in the mood, I did a quick inventory of the useless or extra hardware I have stockpiled:
- Two keyboards – Intex, Logitech
- Mouse – iBall
- Asus LAN card
- Taiwanese Bluetooth dongle
- USB light
- NVIDIA GeForce 7100 with 128 MB RAM
Except for the BT dongle and the NVIDIA card, the rest all work, or are salvageable in an emergency 🙂 .