Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pimping the old computer

So, I kept the atx case, I seem to keep them forever.  I bought a new motherboard Asus M5A87 with am3+, and an amd 6x, with some new ddr3 memory, and a new disk drive.

I've never had it so easy!  No mb shorts, no memory incompatibility.  It all zoomed right up!  I'm installing Debian right now.  I wonder what 6 processors can do.  I'm really hoping it can take care of my google+ hangout problems.


5 comments:

Gus said...

You didn't opt for the FX with 8 cores? I sure the hell hope 6 cores will do google+ hangouts if my cell phone can do it!

Harold Asmis said...

Linux has the worst drivers for this sort of thing. Just putting Skype to full screen crunched my old computer. Difference between open source, and closed binaries.

Harold Asmis said...

Actually, now with 6 cores, I really should run the old seismic analysis.

Harold Asmis said...

Wow, Foobillard is now playable using the open drivers! I got a small Nvidia card, and they've been working on an open driver for years. I don't regret getting this amount of power, since the incremental cost is minor.

Harold Asmis said...

Wow! I did a high-speed multi-core video conversion, and the thing heats up the whole room!