This computer uses:
Ubuntu 9.04 64 bit
Current specs include
|| AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+
|| ASUS A8N5X ACPI BIOS Revision 0902
|| 2x512MB DDR333 (dual channel mode)
|| Nvidia 7300 GT PCI-e
939 dual core chips are expensive and hard to find. It almost seems pointless to update this outdated system. Instead I have opted to get a new platform while recycling my PCI-e video card. I'll edit the posting to reflect what I'm currently looking at. Here is the list...
1. new chip
Intel Pentium E5200 "Wolfdale"
2.5GHz | 800 Mhz FSB | 2MB L2 Cache | LGA 775 | 65W | Dual-Core | 45 nm
$69.99 + free shipping @ newegg.com
2. new motherboard
I'm overwhelmed by the options out there - Looking for something I can overclock that Wolfdale past 3Ghz and will work with Linux no problems. Stability and driver compatibility also are a must.
3. new memory
(4 GBs at the least - I always disable swap)
4. new power supply
(going to put the old one in another system)
I want my new system to be able to handle multi-tasking like a hot knife through butter. Looking for suggestions from other Linux users who have taken the path to multi-core already. From upgrade to upgrade the time frame is usually a solid 5 years. I'd like to do it right the first time. Which would be the better route to go? AMD or Intel? But even more so what specific solutions have you found to work? I am not a gamer. Thank you in advance.