Sunday, January 15, 2006

Athlon 64 X2 4800

Yesterday, I downloaded 5 CD ISOs (3.3 GiB) of SUSE Linux 10.1 beta 1 for my new PC. I must trust Windows XP for PC games which is why dual boot is necessary. My SysteMax Hellcat got an unexpected upgrade…an Athlon 64 X2 4800 which is roughly as powerful as Athlon 64 FX-55 (step up from A64X2). The integrated sound will use the CPU to process 7.1 surround sound with EAX 2.0 environmental enhancement, but this can be avoided by installing an Sound Blaster Audigy 2.

I got bored so I looked at my 4 books full of baseball cards (my collection before videogames) That is 1989 – 1996 baseball seasons. Despite sticking baseball cards to my wall, it was only masking tape, so my baseball cards don’t seem affected. That took 10 minutes.

Baseball card collection

Randy hasn’t come over for three weeks and I know Bob won’t. If he did I would try to buy an Xbox 360 over in Minnesota.

Here's some frame rates out of the latest PC games and higher is better bundled with Nvidia's latest GPU, Geforce 7800 GTX OC. Geforce 7800 GTX OC is $550! This config is ready and able to play Unreal Tournament 2007 and Elder Scrolls 4 at 1600x1200! My motherboard comes with a second PCI-e slot so I can stick another GPU and make it 512 DDR instead of 256 DDR! I know that 1 PCI-E card is running at PCI-e 16X, but there isn't dual PCI-e 16x slots. Only 1 Nvidia Nforce 4 motherboard supports dual PCI-e 16x slots. An ATI Radeon 1800XT is 5.2% faster than non-overclocked Geforce 7800 GTX. I used ATI Tool for my Radeon 9800 XT getting a 6.7% increase in core clock speed (core 412 MHz, OC 440.7 MHz).




Dual Core processing does have advantages for programs that support it.

My Pentium 4 right now



And SDRAM stats

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