December 18th, 2009


Clawing my way out of the Stone Age

For reasons difficult to articulate, up to and including becoming frustrated by my 3GB memory limit, I've hereby decided to join the world of 64-bit computing:

I'm awaiting arrival of AMD's flagship processor, the 3.4GHz Quad-Core Phenom II X4 965 "Black Edition."

I was at one of those "Big Box" stores when I ran across a 64-bit e-Machine for under $400. I had no idea such a thing existed. Thankfully, drax0r was there to talk me down. And its true - I didn't know what the processor nomenclature related to in consumer terms - I haven't owned an AMD chip since my K6-III/450 - their first (pre-Athalon) "Intel Killer" and you may have noticed in all that big, flashy, text on the boxes of bundled computers...they never reveal the speed.

I'll be waiting.

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