Graphics Went Kablooey

Last night Windows started locking up on me while I was playing WoW and after many reboots and several virus scans we seem to have identified my graphics card as the problem. I can't really WoW without a graphics card, but I have a new one on the way with 2-day shipping. My next Cooking post will be delayed a day or two while I get the wee netbook patched up, or come up with a Plan B to hold me over the weekend.

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have another post I'd like to have up before next Tuesday but I may not get it done in time. I guess I should be happy that it's not something worse right?


  1. I had the exact same thing happened to me recently.
    I bought an MSI Cyclone Radeon 6850 which seemed like a very good deal for not too much and I'm very satisfied, the baby is super silent.

  2. Well I'm pretty cheap, I just got the Radeon HD 5770 which was still about 30-50% better than the card my Alienware machine came with two years ago. Here's hoping it stays alive until it's time to replace the whole system.