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P4 2.6ghz heat question

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  1. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Yeah, that is a no-brainer!

    I've got some upgrades to do this month. Going to take a few days off around Thanksgiving
    I'm upgrading two computers with newish motherboards and AMD 6-core CPU's
    I'm expecting faster boot as well
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    what is the advantage of an ssd anyway? Been looking on google for a while but my small brain cannot comprehend ;-;
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    The only aspect you have to comprehend is SPEED

    • Classic (spindle & platter) hard drive: There is moving parts - The limitation of speed is how fast the platters can spin.
    • Solid State Drive: There are NO platters at all. its just like flash memory and RAM
    • Classic (spindle & platter) hard drive: They are very sensitive to damage when dropped or knocked around because of the platters and writing heads.
    • Solid State Drive: You can abuse them - no moving parts, great for laptops, tablets and phones
    • Classic (spindle & platter) hard drive: Moving parts generate heat
    • Solid State Drive: No moving parts, less heat
    • Classic (spindle & platter) hard drive: Moving parts require more power to operate
    • Solid State Drive: No moving parts, requires less power
    Solid State Drives are better in every way except price right now. As we purchase more of them, the prices will get lower
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    Great news! I got a used 120gb ssd drive. I have installed Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE 32bit. The machine now boots in about 57 seconds. It looks like I have shaved off about 40 seconds. Total amount to upgrade this old 11 year old machine is $75. All I may need now is a new cmos battery.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Your experience speaks to my HEART!
    This is what I do at home for fun and at work.
    Keep those old computers running and upgrading if possible.

    I love this!
    My LAN consists of 6 "frankensteined" computers that I keep upgrading.
    I still have 4 of them running Core2Duo's that I picked up for almost nothing.
    Still running DDR2 on a few of them as well.

    If I had the money, I would definitely upgrade to SSD drives and a GeForce 750 Ti, but that would costs hundreds of $$

    I will be upgrading two of them next week to Gigabyte Motherboards, AMD 6-core CPU's and DDR3 1333
    Nothing super fast, but much faster than what was in them.

    I even resurrected 5 laptops with Pentium's in them as a small portable gaming LAN. Mostly 2D games of course.

    Then at work, I keep old Dell servers running and old Dell Optiplex 520's running. I even found a replacement Power Supply for them because of the small form factor. I have soldered many capacitors on these old motherboards too. All in the name of saving money and keeping things consistent. Obviously not in the name of speed.
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    Ah servers! Soon I may be getting a nice Dell Workstation with two 3.4ghz Xeons.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Awesome!
    Are they socket 604, 775, 1150, 1155 or 1151?
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    I don't know for sure. It is a model 670. Looks very clean.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I was curious because the generation difference is pretty big. Newer obviously is faster
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