[ILUG] [slightly OT] processor speed gains...
fvacuum at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 4 13:38:32 IST 1999
--- Somebody suggested:
> > > If you need that amount of power on a system, then buy a
> > dual 500 instead.
> > Go either Dual or Athlon.. the PIII-600 is a superceded
> > processor already
> > (what with the PIIIB, and
> > the coppermine in theory at the end of the month.)
Whoah. If you've got the money to buy a PIII-600, go Athlon
instead! In my humble opinion, of course :)
> straying even more offtopic:
I don't think this is so terribly off-topic - or do you think
we should vote for an ILUG-Hardware list? Nah...
> is there any point at all in buying such a high-MHz
> processor? Once you're
> above the "comfort level" what's the point? IME memory makes
> much more
I've found *no* reason to move beyond 64MB for normal use of
Linux. I lived happily with 32 megs in X, running on a
Banshee. It helps having UDMA disks. SCSI would be optimal.
Memory before CPU; stop at 128MB. Not happy? CPU upgrade.
Games too slow? Get Voodoo/Nvidia/whomever's latest 3d card.
Not happy? Gah, some people are impossible to please! ;)
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