Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I <3 My Computer

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AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (single core)
Asus A8V Deluxe mainboard
2 GB Corsair dual channel DDR400 RAM
XFX nVidia GeForce 7950GT 512MB video card
500GB Maxtor 7200rpm SATA hard drive

Windows Performance Index score, pre-upgrade

Same hardware, but upgraded the CPU to the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (dual core):
Windows Performance Index score - after upgrade

Not bad for a 3 year old beast, eh?? This will likely be the final upgrade this machine sees, as the socket 939 has been discontinued by AMD in favor of the AM2 (meaning, future upgrades would require at the very least a motherboard, CPU, and RAM upgrade).

Bittersweet, I must say. She's been a great machine for me. I hope to get a couple more good years out of her (*ahem* before I switch to Mac *ahem*). :)

2 comments:

Andrew Ball said...

Is that Corsair RAM ECC?

Shelly said...

Nope I don't believe so.