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Slow computer [Jun. 28th, 2005|09:12 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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I occasionally notice that my computer is old:
papag:~ $ cat /proc/cpuinfo 
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 8
model name      : Pentium III (Coppermine)
stepping        : 6
cpu MHz         : 798.287
cache size      : 256 KB

And only 750 MB of memory.

But you can't beat absolutely silent, ya know? Once you go silent, no computer works for me anymore.

I really need to use one of the other (much faster, much louder) machines in my house, since I've given up on "silent computing" systems which never are.

I think the answer is:
-- USB keyboard and mouse (done)
-- USB extender over Cat5
-- DVI over fiber or something
-- audio.... maybe my USB audio DA converter would work? not sure the bandwidth on those USB over Cat5 things, but should work considering how piss-slow regular USB is.
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[User Picture]From: dreamaster
2005-06-29 05:00 am (UTC)
I feel horrible for this as this is one of my new quad's:

[root@wild1 root]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 4
model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) MP CPU 3.33GHz
stepping : 1
cpu MHz : 3325.196
cache size : 1024 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 5
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm lm
bogomips : 6632.24

Sadly, the processor cache isn't displayed accurately. There is 8MB's of cache on each processor.

Wanna trade? :)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-06-29 05:02 am (UTC)
Wanna trade? :)

4 CPU fans? No way.
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[User Picture]From: dreamaster
2005-06-29 05:07 am (UTC)
Yup! It's a Dell PowerEdge 6850. You'll like it.
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