[olug] WTB AMD Phenom II X4 980
obiwan at jedi.com
Sun May 5 20:26:39 UTC 2013
>> My current desktop computer (c.2008) could really use a speed upgrade.
> Really? I'm still plugging along with a 2003 built Athlon 2800+ with a measly 1 GB RAM. :-)
For a standard web terminal, that would be plenty. My Dell laptop is
older (or at least wimpier) than that, and it does fine for the things
that I do on a laptop--mainly web browsing and ssh.
> Are you sure you need new CPU/motherboard? Would a new/fast video card make enough difference?
My current desktop mobo is AM2+, so that aforementioned CPU is the fastest
one that will fit. In order to upgrade to a kick-ass i7 and more RAM, I'd
need a new mobo/RAM to go with it.
A new vid card would make zero difference in the processing power of
I do a lot of photography on the side. My image editing software has
always been the driving force in my computer upgrades. I run Corel
AfterShot Pro (similar to Adobe Lightroom, but cheaper & it supports
Linux), and it pegs both my cores for several seconds at a time when
I'm changing filter settings. If I can cut a 6-second lag down to a
2-second lag with a simple sub-$100 upgrade, it would be well worth it.
At my current hourly rate, I could recoup that investment in no time.
If you're curious, my commercial gallery is:
and my photo blog is:
The gallery site could really use a face lift, but it does the job.
Ben "Obi-Wan" Hollingsworth obiwan at jedi.com PrairieRimImages.com
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Giver of all good things, so if I stand, let me stand on the
promise that You will pull me through. -- Rich Mullins
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