For the Second Time

Bah. My machine rebooted itself while I was typing this originally… Probably because of what I’ve been doing to it all night…

Spent all night tinkering with the BIOS, trying to overclock the CPU. When I was writing this before, it was up to 2GHz. Not bad for a chip that normally runs at 1.43GHz…
Alas, this setting turned out to be unstable in the end – i.e. the reboot, after running OK for about 35 minutes. So I’ve clocked it down to 1.9GHz, which hopefully will run fine. Until I work out what’s going wrong that is, so I can clock up to the target of 2.2GHz (which should be well within the reach of my CPU)…

Prior to tonights experiments, I’d been running the chip at 1.8GHz for about 3 months, without any adverse effects. Ah well.

Anyway, following on from the musi-orientated post a few days ago, St Anger was released today. I think it’s great. A lot of people don’t, but I expected that. It’s as heavy as a mofo, with a very… “dirty, ugly” feel to it.
Some of the songs are a bit too long, and the production is a bit suspect, but those are my only two criticisms at the moment.

Also bought the Evanesence album, “Fallen”, today. It’s gooooood. Very good. “Bring Me to Life” is probably the weakest track on it. The entire album is quite varied in the styles used for each song, but the whole thing flows together nicely. I definitely recommend it.

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