Monday, September 22, 2008

Boosted my old computer 3x with Phenom X3

I had this old Windows XP machine with an Athlon 64 3000+, which used to score higher than a Xeon 3.0GHZ in various benchmarks, but it has gradually become too slow... I finally decided to do an upgrade. Bought a Phenom X3+a AM2+ MB, added more memory. Just hook the old hard drive to the new box, Windows XP reactivated itself, and everything runs fine. It is like putting a jet engine on a motor cycle.

Monday, September 08, 2008

AMD's pricing is too attractive to be true

A 2.4GHZ triple core sells for just $129.