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Fastest computer processor....
I've been looking around to see what kinda specs the computers are up to now. The best I have seen to far is 1Gb RAM, PIV 2Ghz Processor, 60Gb Harddrive, modem, and all the other normal stuff. Anyone know if there are faster ones on the market? I'm just researching, cos I wanna get a new computer soon.....my 1.2Ghz just ain't up to it anymore Wink

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Re: [AndyNewby] Fastest computer processor.... In reply to
I've heard of 2.4ghz with a few gigs of ram...

>>60Gb Harddrive<<

You can get a few hundred gigs if you shove a few hard drives in one machine.

1.2ghz doesn't cut it? You're kidding. Mine is 1ghz and is like shit off a shovel.
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Re: [RedRum] Fastest computer processor.... In reply to
Ah, thanks Smile I'l have another look around...I'm not really fussed about Hard Drives, 60Gb would do me fine Tongue

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1.2ghz doesn't cut it? You're kidding. Mine is 1ghz and is like shit off a shovel.



When you have lots of programs open (its not unusual for me to have 8-10 programs running in the status bar, and then 10 or more on the start menu)...then yeah, it doesn't cut it Wink

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You can get a few hundred gigs


God...imagine defragmenting that sized hard drive!

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AndyNewby: Jan 19, 2002, 5:39 AM
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Re: [AndyNewby] Fastest computer processor.... In reply to
>>When you have lots of programs open (its not unusual for me to have 8-10 programs running in the status bar, and then 10 or more on the start menu)...then yeah, it doesn't cut it <<

I have more than that......

AIM
MSN Messenger
A full mail server
MySQL
Kazaa
EditPlus
WMP
About 5 browser windows

...and my start menu has two rows of programs...about 50+

No problems.
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Ok;

Status Bar :

Connection manager
Gozilla
Firewall
RAM Idle
Scheduler
Cordless Mouse Software
Trillian
CuteFTP Download manager

Background Programs;

Apache
MySQL

Main Stuff

5-8 browser windows....even though they crash stupid amounts!
Adobe Photoshop 6
Jasc Paint Shop Pro
Telnet Connections
M$ Outlook 2000
Kazaa (yup, i got it too Wink)
EditPlus (that too Smile)
WinAmp
Frontpage 2000 (normally 2 copies)
and several other progs....Wink

Still recon you got more open than me...lol

Anyway..this is getting off the point. Does anyone know of an affordable computer that is quite a lot faster than my 1.2Ghz?

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wow, 1gigmhz and above feel slow ? hmmm ... I can understand games ... but ...

G4 400 with 576megs of ram ... handles easily 25-30 apps including photoshop/illustrator ... memory hog IE and such ...

although 400 is starting to sound ... like a 50cc motorcycle these days.

ahhh peer pressure! Angelic

wainting for the G5 ... lol .... mac user to the end hahahaha. Crazy



my sister is looking at compaqs right now ... lol ... not a bad deal ... but she's stuck between 2 dream machines the new iMac and the upper class sony vaios ... can't blame her; both are just sweet looking.

openoffice + gimp + sketch ... Smile
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Re: [AndyNewby] Fastest computer processor.... In reply to
>>Does anyone know of an affordable computer that is quite a lot faster than my 1.2Ghz?<<

Affordable in terms of what?....ie whats your budget?

You can get 2ghz pc's for under 1000
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Re: [RedRum] Fastest computer processor.... In reply to
Yeah, I am budgeting 1500 Smile Where was that 1000 you are on about? didn't find any fast ones for that? Unsure

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Re: [AndyNewby] Fastest computer processor.... In reply to
If you have a lot of programs open, go for dual AMD Athlon MP's, and that new Ram, RD-Ram or DDR-Ram or whatever its called (Can never remember things like that at 2am). The new Ram's a lot better then SD-Ram, so that dual MP 1800's should be fine. SCSI Harddisk will help as well.
Cheers,
Michael Bray
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Re: [Michael_Bray] Fastest computer processor.... In reply to
Thanks. I was looking at building the computer myself, but it looks like it would work out way more expensive. I'll take in consideration that stuff about the RAM. I've noticed I loose a lot of RAM with M$N Messanger (blooming thing Tongue)

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>>Where was that 1000 you are on about? didn't find any fast ones for that?
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They are all over the place in newspapers etc.

Or at dell.....

http://commerce.euro.dell.com/...a&sbc=ukdhsdimen

Thats a 2ghz machine for 1098

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RedRum: Jan 19, 2002, 7:36 AM
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Cool, Thanks. Looks like I may need to wait a bit longer though to get enough money to get everything I want (with everything I need it 1,798 Frown) Seems like a good deal though Smile.

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What are you planning on getting for 1798?

I created a good configuration for 1200
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Decent sized amount of RAM (700MB I think i went for), 56k modem, normal everything else (I think), Win XP Pro and a few other things....my memory's not very good Wink

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I configured 512MB RAM for 1200 .....you realise it is RDRAM and not SD right?
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Erm, whats the difference? I was told there was very little difference Unsure

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Why don't you get some RIMMs?

- wil
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Cool, Thanks. Looks like I may need to wait a bit longer though to get enough money to get everything I want (with everything I need it 1,798 Frown) Seems like a good deal though Smile.

And of course, you could always throw out reason and budget out the window and max something out (this was from me screwing around with system components to build...one of these days I may do it... Cool)

(1) Server case with Tyan Thunder motherboard, dual NIC, 460w PS, on-board SCSI http://www.insight.com/web/apps/productpresentation/index.php?&product_id=TYS2462BB ($912.99)

(2) AMD Athlon 1900+ MP http://www.insight.com/web/apps/productpresentation/index.php?&product_id=AMDMP1900P ($711.98)

(2) Volcano CPU Cooling Fan http://www.insight.com/web/apps/productpresentation/index.php?product_id=THTA1138 ($31.98)

(3) 512M PC2100 Registered ECC, DDR RAM http://www.insight.com/web/apps/productpresentation/index.php?&product_id=ALC512DECR ($599.97)

(1) Seagate 18.4Gb 15,000 RPM Ultra-3 SCSI hard drive http://www.insight.com/web/apps/productpresentation/index.php?&product_id=SGST318451 ($313.99)

(1) Toshiba internal SCSI-3 12x DVD/40x CD-ROM, http://www.insight.com/web/apps/productpresentation/index.php?&product_id=TO521303 ($164.99)

(1) Yamaha internal SCSI-3 20x10x40x CDRW http://www.insight.com/web/apps/productpresentation/index.php?&product_id=YH595951 ($307.99)

(1) Geforce 3 Ti500 chipset, 64M DDR video card http://www.insight.com/web/apps/productpresentation/index.php?&product_id=ASU517083 ($381.99)

(1) Soundblaster Live Dolby 5.1 sound card http://www.insight.com/web/apps/productpresentation/index.php?&product_id=BWSBLIVE51 ($40.99)

Now THAT'S a system

Total price:
US: $3466.87
CAD: $5,594.14
GBP: 2,411.40
EUR: 3,921.81

[and yes, before you ask... I work at insight, so that's why all my saved links are from there.]

Cool
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Re: [Mark Badolato] Fastest computer processor.... In reply to
Now if you can pass on your staff discount I may throw a bit of business your way Laugh

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RedRum: Jan 19, 2002, 1:01 PM
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Heh, unfortunatly I cannot... I'd get fired for that :)

But...the above prices are still decent (though maybe not the absolute cheapest), and that's regular price.

Seriously though, the company's niche is small to medium sized businesses, so if you did need to outfit some equipment, you could always call and talk to a salse rep to see what kind of deals they have etc

[this didn't start out to be an advertisement, I swear! Sly]
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Re: [Mark Badolato] Fastest computer processor.... In reply to
Here's the prices of something similar that I can get locally (in CDN$):
Tyan S2462UNG: Dual-K7 760MP Max/3.5G Regi-DDR, ATX, U160 scsi, 10/100LAN, AGP4x $725
- you might want to get no scsi onboard and get an scsi card since the cdrom's need 50 pin scsi.
Antec SX1040 File Server Tower case W/400W, 10 BAYS $220
- nice roomy case with a good power supply
2x AMD MP1900+ CPU $495 * 2 = $990
2x Volcano-6Cu $14 * 2 = $28
3x 512M DDR-PC2100: 266mhz ECC Registered $260 * 3 = $780
Seagate Cheetah-X15: ST318452LW 18G 4M 15000rpm Ultra160 68pin $540
- you need some good cables a long with this. you probably want 2 (or more) and RAID0 (and if the data is EXTREMELY important, RAID5) and a nice hardware raid card (the mylex cards look nice)
Toshiba internal SCSI-3 12x DVD/40x CD-ROM $200
Yamaha CRW2200SVK 20x/10/40x CD-RW drive SCSI-3 $320
Visiontek GeForce-3 Ti500 64M DDR w/TV-out, DV-i AGP4x (retail) $565
Sound Blaster Audigy value with i1394 port $100
- why get old sb live 5.1 when you can get an audigy? you need speakers too!

Total: $4468 + 14% = $5094

No monitor, keyboard, or mouse either...

Adrian
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Re: [brewt] Fastest computer processor.... In reply to
Jeepers, just seen a mailing drop on my desk.

Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz
256MB SDRAM
40GB Hard Drive
48X CD-ROM Drive
12 Months On-Site Warranty
17" Flat Panel Display !
DVD/CD-ReWriter

... 449.

Now that is a bargain.

[ btw: why is the advanced editor BG color blue while the basic one is green? ]

- wil
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Re: [AndyNewby] Fastest computer processor.... In reply to
I`m just building a new box, I got the bits cheap from aria.co.uk

Abit VP6 board - dual P3 1Ghz each with 256 onboard cache, gives me 2Ghz with 512 onboard cache. This board supports up to 8 IDE, raid 1 and 2 and costs 104

2 x 40Gb IBM ATA 100 7200rpm 8ms seek time - 80 each

2Ghz SDRAM 133 - 120 gone up thoughFrown

ATI Radeon DDR 64Mgb, dual display + Svideo 50

This baby needs a flying licence. Wink

PS beleive it or not the P3 1Ghz is better than a P4 1.4Ghz due to micron size or something. Intel aint telling us that though.

chmod
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So how much in total?
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Wow...very nice. How much are you paying for the whole thing then???

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