I am often asked by my friends, just what is it you do with all that power in that computer of yours. I guess I am possing the same question to all of you. My usual answer is, "I plan on launching the next Space Shuttle."
"Close to the edge, down by the River"
Athlon 64 2800+
1xWD 1200BB, 1xMaxtor 200GB SATA
2x512MB Corsair XMS3200
Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
Radeon 9800 Pro, Dell 1801FP - WinTV Theater
Sony CRX320E Combo Drive, Pioneer A04
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro - Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical
Win XP Pro SP2
United Devices cancer research, DivX encoding, MP3 Encoding. FTP server, DCC server. 3D/2D Games, duh. Statistic analysis software. Duh, there is a lot of things i do on my CPU, and i bet my power helps me.
/me thinks the question about excess power and what to do with it is quite weird to even ask, especially in this forum http://members.ud.com/services/teams...D-37BA71581EEB
Athlon XP 1700+ AXDA1700DUT3C @2004 Mhz (166x12), TT Volcano 7+, Arctic Silver 3
512 Mushkin PC2700 + 512 OCSystem PC3200 CL2
Sapphire Radeon 9800 non-pro flashed to pro 128MB 430/370
Western Digital Caviar 2000JB 200GB
Western Digital Caviar 1000BB 100GB
IBM Deathstar 60GXP 60GB 3DMark 2003
divx compression is about the only thing I do that I need this much power for, and, frankly, I don't care that much about divx compression to blow $500 on an upgrade like I did. I certainly didn't need to overclock my Duron 650, or tear it out and throw in a watercooled Athlon 1G@1.3G Part of the reason was that mystical "1000MHz" that was just out of my reach with the Duron but just mean oh so much! (best POST with the Duron was at 978 but fastest stable was 850MHz)
When people as what I do on my PC that I need a watercooled 1.3GHz, I tell them "I don't *need* to watercool my PC, I just love to tinker! I enjoy stuff like that "
AXIA T-Bird 1GHz @ 1.30GHz
Mostly 3D games. I don't overclock my AthlonXP because I get no performance gain because of my GeForce2 GTS (overclocked to 210/410). My Duron 600 on the other hand got a hugh jump in perfromance that was noticable in just about any application. I went from 6x100 to 8x112 (896Mhz) and tweeked it to the max (even have the memory running 149Mhz cas2, t1...).
I have overclocked my AthlonXP to 1.5 and 1.53Ghz just fine, but the extra heat for no performance was not worth it. I just overclock to run some benchmarks every now and then.
AMD Phenom II x4 945 3Ghz | ASUS M4A77TD | 2X WD 1TB SATA 2 hard drive | 2x2GB Corsair XMS3 | nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS | ATI TV Wonder Theater Pro 550 | Antec P-160 case | Antec 650w Earth Watts | LG Blu-ray Super Drive | LG DVD RW | Windows 7 Pro