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Posted on 2014.03.19 at 00:00
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Life has been pretty good ever since I offloaded all web-browsing to a hefty server I access via RDP, bought a laptop which outperforms everything else in the house combined, got my work laptop back, and bought a 27" inch flat-panel half price at Best Buy with 0% financing.

The kids have their new video cards, and now, I finally doubled my desktop memory - kids are next. I did look for an upgraded processor I could plug into the AM3 slot on my motherboard, but it turns out despite the newer six-core Phenom-II X6, my "Black Edition" X4 965 is still the preferred processor for [AMD] gamers in that form-factor.

Go me.


michelle1963 at 2014-03-19 11:13 (UTC) (Link)
I know, I am supposed to pay attention to the words in your blog - bit I am really liking that picture.
ehowton at 2014-03-20 01:45 (UTC) (Link)
Here's another then:

drax0r at 2014-03-20 13:20 (UTC) (Link)
Remember when RAM just looked like chips on a PCB? That was cool.

Of course, that's our age-old argument, innit? I don't give a shit what it looks like as long as it works.
ehowton at 2014-03-20 13:30 (UTC) (Link)

Function over Form

I remember the first time I saw heat radiators for memory - they were sold separately and I did't know what they were; you had to explain it to me. We got them for our WDT boxes because we weren't spending our monies :D
drax0r at 2014-03-20 13:39 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Function over Form

Wild Damn Thermal Diffusion

I'm suddenly reminded of the first time I bought a 70-pin SIMM riser card that allowed me to quadruple the amount of RAM I could fit into my home-built 486 DX4-100. First computer I ever bought with my own money.
ehowton at 2014-03-20 14:40 (UTC) (Link)

The Actual WDT RAM

raingirl26 at 2014-03-21 06:45 (UTC) (Link)
that's some serious computer upgrades. i just want my lightroom program to open faster...

but i'm all for internet browsing being off one's main computer. i used to have two laptops for that very reason - all my photos stayed off the internet one. but time passed and the luxury of a second laptop went the way of a bad hard drive. still saving for a new gadget - maybe a netbook (oops, i think i'm showing my lack of keeping up with current trends here) or some such devise like a tablet - to do e-mail and browsing to view photos (not mine).

thoughts on what to use?

Edited at 2014-03-21 06:48 am (UTC)
ehowton at 2014-03-22 04:19 (UTC) (Link)
The Google Chromebook is, from my understanding, created *precisely* for that purpose - web browsing and web-related activities - things which require very little PROCESSOR or MEMORY. Methinks they're in the $250 range currently, far below trending tablet prices. If you find a Win8 tablet for less that $250, I'd jump on that that a flea on a fuzzy cat!
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ehowton at 2014-03-22 16:15 (UTC) (Link)
My biggest Xeon box is only an 8-way...

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ehowton at 2014-03-22 16:37 (UTC) (Link)
Hi. My name is Eric, and I have core envy.
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