A new computer?

Yeah. I need to get a new beast. This current one is really showing it’s age. Here’s what a Belarc Analysis shows:

  • Operating System
    Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
    Install Language: English (United States)
    System Locale: English (United States)
    Installed: 7/25/2009 10:44:11 PM

    Well .. that pretty much tells me how old this system is .. geeze .. 2009?? At the time .. whatever the ‘favorite OS of the month was” .. Windows 7 or Vista .. I opted for XP

  • Processor
    2.70 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
    256 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (2 total)
    Not hyper-threaded

    There is my biggest problem .. beyond the OS. I do a lot of work in 3D CAD .. Sketchup and the system just bogs down when there are lots of polygons. Not hating on the processor, memory etc .. but it can only do so much.

  • Drives
    250.05 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    90.22 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223B SCSI CdRom Device [Optical drive]

    The drive is obsolete – so much more capacity available now.

  • Controllers
    NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller (2x)
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller] Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
  • Display
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS [Display adapter] DELL IN1910N [Monitor] (18.5″vis, s/n XX-0J349N-XXXXX-95L-5VKM, May 2009)
    DELL IN1910N [Monitor] (18.5″vis, s/n XX-0J349N-XXXXX-971-5WVS, July 2009)

    The Graphics card was chosen so I could use dual monitors. Love dual monitors.
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About etraxx

Retired from the Army in 2006. Served during Vietnam - 1969-1972 as as 72B - Communications Center Specialist (Teletype Operator). Got out .. and went back in 1987 as a 19K - Armor Vehicle Crewman - (M1/M1A1 tanker) getting out in Korea in 1999. Went into the Reserves .. got mobilized in 2001 .. stayed active until my retirement with 20 years in 2006.


A new computer? — 2 Comments

  1. Get rid of Windows and try Linux. All free, free apps, does not run viruses (they are .exe files that Linux does not run). Try it, you may like it.

    • Years ago I had Linux on a computer. I was thinking about it again. The only problem is that Sketchup doesn’t run on Linux. I’ve had people tell me .. “Well .. run Blender” .. well ok .. but that’s a completely different program then what I am familiar with. Now .. was thinking earlier about possibly a dual-boot .. running both Windows 7 Professional and Unix .. I know that’s been done. Thing is .. I have certain productivity programs that are THE reason I am using a computer. Having to drop those programs and start over learning another because I am changing OS .. seems to me to be wrong .. for me. I would like to switch to Unix simply because I am tired of the bloated Windows crap. I have heard that WINE .. might allow working with Sketchup. Donno. First thing is the plan is to get the parts together to build a new system. See where it goes from there!

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