Saturday, September 20, 2008

Motherboard Upgrade

Like many savvy geeks out there, I've assembled my own PC from a pile of parts procured from computer stores both online and in "real life" and as a result, my PC is not a finished product but a process of continuous upgrades. I presently run a Core 2 Quad at 2.6ghz with 8GB of RAM, a GeForce 8800GTS video card, 24" widescreen LCD and a secondary 19" LCD, and 4x250GB SATA disks. One of these days I might get a blu-ray reader/writer.

Over the past year I upgraded my motherboard from a Pentium D to a Core 2 Quad, also swapped my RAM and got a new video card. A friend of mine was still running on a Pentium 4 class AMD, so I offered to help him put my leftover gear into his PC. We needed to run to MicroCenter at one point to pick up a CPU cooler because I couldn't find my old one.

After all was finished, he had a Pentium D running at 3ghz, 4GB of RAM, and an ATI Radeon All-in-Wonder X800-XL video card. Pretty sweet!

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