I finally got everything put together for my PC around 1 or 2 this morning. I’ve gone ahead and loaded Windows and I’m downloading the 64-bit version of Ubuntu-Linux right now. I have to say that I absolutely LOVE this new computer!. One of the really nice pluses with my PC renewal strategy, is that technology changes so much every 4-5 years that when you finally make that upgrade, you can really appreciate the performance boost.

A couple of notes:

  1. Wow does Windows load up fast!
  2. After loading up all of the needed drivers, I re-installed Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter and turned the graphic settings all the way up… simply beautiful!
  3. I’m really digging this new heatsink. It was HUGE and a pain to install, but in combination with the fans in my case, it is keeping my new quad-core CPU a very cool 25° C.
  4. The PC is much quieter than my old one.
  5. 32-bit Windows isn’t able to utilize 4 GB of memory. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get my hands on a 64-bit version. No real matter. I plan to be working in Linux mostly anyway.

I did take a number of pictures that i will import in shortly. I know it’s really geeky, but hey, that’s how I roll…
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2 Comments on At Last!!! PC Upgrade Post-Mortem

  1. Terry-In-Law says:

    sweet deal. You’ll have to show me how to set up a computer to dual boot. The kids computer is ready to be a science experiment. I’d love to make it Linux only, but I think that I would need the Winders so that I could use the USB wifi device.

  2. Philip says:

    Congrats! And welcome back. I’m waiting patiently (see how the young grasshopper learns) for photos… Gotta see this case you’ve been talking about.

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