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Re: My primary PC CPU is a

by BazB (Priest)
on Mar 31, 2002 at 19:50 UTC ( #155641=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My primary PC CPU is a

...Pentium II 400. But I have two of them. SMP++

My machine is getting on a bit now, but it still cuts the mustard for most tasks.

I paid peanuts for the two processors (cheaper than a single 600Mhz at the time) and I think it's a great way of getting some extra poke - rather than springing for the cutting edge processors and their similarly cutting price tag.

Most of my time at work is spent connected to a 16-way Sun machine - proper hardware :)

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[perldigious]: Discipulus: alternate link
[stevieb]: LOL you can easily replace "Helsinki" with "Alberta"
[perldigious]: I used to live at the top of a very steep hill stevieb, I can relate to the video. Literally used to have to build up momentum and try to force my vehicle to make it up the hill to park in my driveway properly... didn't always make it.
[choroba]: Why don't they use tire chains?
[perldigious]: First snow, probably not prepared right away choroba.
[stevieb]: it's Quebec... they do weird stuff there :) In the mountains, it is *mandatory* for trucks to use tire chains. Many passenger vehicles do as well (but it's not mandatory for them)
[perldigious]: That stuff can hit fast... like what we just got where I'm at. Saw a few people who had slid OUT of the roundabout I have to drive through to get to work, not used to the ice yet, take awhile to get the hang of it again and make vehicle adjustments.
[stevieb]: man, when the roads are glare ice, I don't even bother going to work or out... unless I absolutely have to, or was already out in the first place
[choroba]: Tire chains are mandatory here in mountains, and the only unprepared each year are gritters
[stevieb]: I have a 3 day winter survival kit in my vehicle in the event I get snowed in in the mountains (which has happened before due to avalanches closing the roads (and once in the summer due to a massive forest fire that trapped us

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