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.

6 Comments:

Blogger lgress said...

Megahertz is written like this: MHz

Mega (M) + Hertz (Hz)

I see it's written wrong all over your page.

5:49 AM, September 25, 2008  
Blogger lgress said...

Putting a jet engine on a motor cycle is actually not a good idea.

Cons:
*Expensive
*Bad for cornering
*Heavy
*Fuel economy becomes very poor
*The force is pushing the bike straight forward, the wheels don't push the bike giving less traction.

I'd rather say it's like putting a better performing engine into your car, with little extra fuel consumption. Then you also add a AWD system to the wheels and transmission (or shall we say 3WD)

5:55 AM, September 25, 2008  
Blogger Scott said...

Dude, reinstall that OS for more performance.

9:45 AM, September 29, 2008  
Blogger anti-Intel guy said...

Good for you!

I'm tryin' to boost my PC from my old Q9450 @ 3.48 GHz to Shanghai 3.0 GHz A.S.A.P., because I'm NOT so happy about Intel's Q9450 CPU as everybody says. Ok, ok, it's good, but not so good in my opinion; FSB strangles the hell out of him in almost 75% of tasks. So... FSB sucks BIG time!

Maybe, Nehalem? Hmmmm... AMD's clone. No, no!

10:45 AM, September 30, 2008  
Blogger The many faces of stupidity said...

wanting to say for a long time, but in the computer world where 2 and all the powers of 2 rule, a tri-core in the form of X3 comes as a bit of surprise :O

11:24 PM, October 06, 2008  
Blogger Evil_Merlin said...

Awww... poor AMD, no longer a fab... just a designer.

AMD lost the race.

12:44 PM, October 07, 2008  

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