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This may sound a little strange but a couple of months ago i built a new system. I ordered the parts, built the thing and then dumped it in the corner and installed linux on it....new comp in the corner, cool. Don't really think of it as anything special now...it's just a comp in the corner.
Anyway i was at a friends house a couple of weeks later and she had an old Intel P133 laying around, the fan inside rattled like hell and the psu was full of dust, there was even bird feathers inside the case...it was a piece of crap. So she said she was throwing it out, i'm like...I'LL TAKE IT, PLEASE. So then i took it home and stripped it down, got new cables, new fan, cleaned it all out properly, now it's like brand new and runs really sweet. Next i decide to hunt for a distro that i could put on in. I have spent hours on this thing.
Getting to the point, why does a comp that was manufactured in the mid 90's or before take prioroty over a new, very fast machine that cos me a packet to build?
Originally posted by dr_van_nostrand I have p133-128mb-10gb
Just as an experiment; try removing half of the memory. There was a bug in the Intel Pentium chipsets. This bug caused cache memory to be turned off if you had more than 64 MB of memory. Thus the rumours that Windows couldn't handle large memories very well, when the problem really was with hardware.
Edit: the problem came with the Intel 82430TX chipset.
Distribution: Lots of distros in the past, now Linux Mint
>Getting to the point, why does a comp that was manufactured in the mid 90's or before take prioroty over a new, very fast machine that cos me a packet to build?
>Weird or what? Maybe i need to get out more!!
Nah, you just love tinkering. Same reason I spend a good deal of my time with my head gooped up with various auto greases and oils. I could spend a whole lot less time and money on a flashy new car, but I'd lose the thrill of rebuilding an old sports car. On the other hand, you won't catch me relying on a 20+ year old car to get to work.