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Re: [SLUG] speaking of HW ...
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] speaking of HW ...
- From: Alex Salmon <salmona@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Nov 25 21:34:01 2000
after a bit more research i am inclined to agree.. what is setting up duel
like on linux.. I also read that dual is usless if the programs u run dont
support it so does this mean that netscrap on a single 200mhz (for
eg) will be the same on a duel 200mhz. or will it mean i can run more
netscraps at once. go lynx/konqueror ;-)
just on a personal note where do ppl like buying hardware
HT, north rocks or joe blows computer world down the street or straight
from the maker
On Sat, 25 Nov 2000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="alex060@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx">
> > i am thinking aroung a PIII 500-800 or so hopefully.. or would an AMD be
> > better. I am not looking for bleading edge so the latest stats from
> > tomshardware dont really help so generally i am looking for real life
> > experiences etc.
> Not looking for bleeding edge, but you want a P3 500-800? Hmm. That's fairly
> your desktop system for transactions per second? ;)
> If you're willing to spend around $500+ on a P3, then you *really* ought to
> be thinking less about grunt-in-one-spot and more about multiple-gruntage.
> I doubt I'll be upgrading too soon , but if I were to get me a chunky new
> machine, I wouldn't even consider a single processor. Find an Abit VP6 (the
> next in line from the BP6 dual proc board, which caused large amounts of
> appreciative dribble, and jealousy by the truckload), and grab yourself two
> good Celerons.
> Whilst MHz usually means poop, the Celeron and P3 cores are almost exactly
> the same, so you can usually  compare their MHz as a decent performance
> metric. Plus, you can get yourself an 800MHz Celeron for about $200, and an
> 800MHz P3 for about $520. Big difference, huh?
> And two processors are funner than one.
> - Jeff
>  Windows machines are upgraded because of games. Linux machines are
> upgraded because of Raster. <URL: http://linux.conf.au/papers/#P11>
>  For desktop machines anyway. The difference will be noticable for more
> strenuous tasks, which do include games and graphics stuff (having a chunky
> 2L cache is nice for these things).
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