[olug] WTB AMD Phenom II X4 980

Sam Flint harmonicnm7h at gmail.com
Sun May 5 20:31:07 UTC 2013

try the SFPG

On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 3:26 PM, Obi-Wan <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:

> >> 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
> my computer.
> > Even on this old system, which I can't even run Flash plugin on (no SSE2
> instruction set), it's only some polluted JavaScript on some websites that
> pegs my CPU.
> 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:
>         http://www.PrairieRimImages.com
> and my photo blog is:
>         http://blog.PrairieRimImages.com
> 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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>        promise that You will pull me through.  -- Rich Mullins
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Sam Flint

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