What type of CPU processor [poll]

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What type of CPU processor is in your computer?

Poll closed Oct 22, 2006.
  1. PentiumIII / PentiumII / PentiumI - AMD & Intel CPUs

    2 vote(s)
    6.1%
  2. P4 AMD - Athlon/Duron/AthlonXP/Sempron (32-bit)

    9 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. P4 Intel - Intel/Celeron (32-bit)

    11 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. P4 AMD - Athlon64/S754/FX/X2 (64-bit)

    8 vote(s)
    24.2%
  5. P4 Intel - Intel/Celeron (64-bit)

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. Shiningted

    Shiningted I want my goat back Administrator

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    It killed my brother!

    P4 1.6 GHz, 512 SDRAM (133) - had 768 but saw no performance increase - 32Mb TNT2, Creative Audigy, etc.
     
  2. Allyx

    Allyx Master Crafter Global Moderator Supporter

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    This is quite possibly the stupidest poll, since the "what your operating system" poll, well done krunch, my respect for you reaches a new all time low ;)
     
  3. krunch

    krunch moving on in life

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    What can be said, but that people have different and various interests. *grin*
     
  4. Blair

    Blair Unwanted Construct

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    My last card was an AGP X800GTO with unlockable pipelines. Surge happened just after I had successfully turned it into a card that costs about 2.5 times as much. :chairshot

    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Sadly, looks like a few cables and the hard drive are about all that's salvageable from the original machine (well, and the tower... pfft). I had a pretty good scourge box before, but our area is known for jumps and brownouts.

    Oh, and Alba is not Jessica. (Though, please to note, my wife's ass-ets compare quite favorably to the screen star's.) Alba is my personal campaign world, which originally had a quite Celtic flavor and still does in certain areas--appropriate, since most of my ancestry comes from the Emerald Isle.

    Well, I'll be up again soon... two weeks or so, looks like. *fingers crossed*

    --Blair
    ":flamed: "
     
  5. krunch

    krunch moving on in life

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    May I also suggest you get one of these, too.

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    Part # F9M923-08GRY-PL

    59.99 $ dollars US

    Advantages
    • Delivers maximum protection with 2360-joule energy rating
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    • Helps protect users and circuitry with sliding safety covers
    • Manages cords neatly with our Spoiler Cord System™
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    SurgeMaster® F9M923-08GRY-PL

    [EDIT] The above bulleted list was a copy-n-paste from that web page.
     
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  6. Lord_Spike

    Lord_Spike Senior Member Veteran

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    What's this OUR crap...are you getting kick-backs from them, Krunchy?
     
  7. krunch

    krunch moving on in life

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    no kickbacks, none...I wish it were so...if only it were true

    He asked for help, a low cost suggestion. And, I will not recommend Dell, Gateway, or Compaq, except unless someone wants everything in one desktop package including an operating system and monitor for only 300 dollars. So, I responded with my 2 cents.

    The surge protector [consumes 2360+ joules] was a secondary thought [if the power grid where he lives is truly real crappy]. Heck, I spent over 80 dollars on my surge protector at home [lightning strike capitol of the USA] and it only covers about 2100+ joules of energy. Going to a households goods store and buying just any surge protector for 9.99 [350+ joules] or 29.99 [1000+ joules] does not do a real good job.
     
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  8. Cuchulainn

    Cuchulainn Windmill Tilter

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    Just to add my 2 cents aswell, cos 4 is always better than 2. :)

    Sounds like you definitely need to consider power protection for your PC. I'd go with a UPS rather than just a surge protector. You can pick one up for around $100.00 that's plenty big enough for one PC, and it will save you a lot of frustration and data loss. It also of course functions as a surge protector.

    Cuchulainn.
     
  9. rufnredde

    rufnredde Established Member Veteran

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    Only problem with an UPS in his case is that batteries tend to explode, if they are hit by something like he described.
     
  10. Lord_Spike

    Lord_Spike Senior Member Veteran

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    Ah....much is explained with this little revelation, Kap'n.
     
  11. Shiningted

    Shiningted I want my goat back Administrator

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    Foil hats keep out the rays, but they attract the lightening ;)
     
  12. Cuchulainn

    Cuchulainn Windmill Tilter

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    Well, they're designed with quick-blow fusable links to avoid that exact problem. Of course I wouldn't personaly garuntee that they'll work as adgertised. ;-)

    Cuchulainn.
     
  13. krunch

    krunch moving on in life

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    bump - This poll will close on October 22nd, 2006.
     
  14. Lord_Spike

    Lord_Spike Senior Member Veteran

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    I vote for now.:paper:
     
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