Computer

I had to give the laptop I was using back to my former employer. While I’m waiting for my new laptop, I’m using Jeff’s old development box. And I have to say, this is by far the fastest computer I’ve ever used (apart from booting. It’s really slow to boot). It’s a dual p3-800, with 1.25 GB ram, and I think SCSI disks. It kicks ass, speed-wise, over the laptop, and any of the P4s I’ve used so far. I think it must be the dual CPU factor, as I’ve used systems with nearly so much ram (I’ve topped out at 1GB), but this seems noticeably faster. Particuarly when I ask it to do a few things at once. And I have to say, it is noticeably faster writing & reading from the disk than the laptop I was using. Like maybe twice as fast, or so.

2 Replies to “Computer”

  1. That’s interesting, because one of my fastest computers ever was Fluffy, my old P3 650 at digitopolis (which is the one that was skunking my Mac G4 in time trials). Maybe there’s just something efficient about the P3.

    Why’d you have to give the laptop back?

  2. That’s interesting, because one of my fastest computers ever was Fluffy, my old P3 650 at digitopolis (which is the one that was skunking my Mac G4 in time trials). Maybe there’s just something efficient about the P3.

    Why’d you have to give the laptop back?

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