Computer Related Thread

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by headless chicken, May 24, 2004.

  1. headless chicken

    headless chicken

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    Seeing how computers is my second interest and not sure if anyone else here in ChefTalk has a keen technical mind, I'd like to see posts on your system specs.


    My desktop (gaming, internet, cd burning, and movies)
    P4 @1.6ghz socket 478
    Thermaltake Spark 7+ Xaser Edition
    MSI 845 Ultra intel 845D chipset
    512mb PC2100 DDRam (1x256 kingston value, 1x256 crucial premium)
    Radeon 9800Pro 128mb to Optiquest Q71 17" monitor
    Realtek RTL8029 10/100 ethernet (cable modem)
    Creative SBLive value to Logitech Z-560 4.1 speakers
    Western Digital 120gb Cavalier 8mb cache (60gb boot/80gb storage)
    Maxtor Diamondmax 60gb (storage on removable rack)
    Pioneer DVD-116/2 DVD-Rom 16x
    AOpen CDRW 24x10x32

    My laptop (IBM T20 used for work, light gaming, and movies)
    PIII @ 733
    192mb PC100
    IBM 10gb Hard drive
    S3 Savage 8mb AGP2x
    Crystal SoundFusion
    Hitatchi GD-S200 DVD-Rom 4x
    Intel Pro/100 Ethernet
    Brand spanking new battery that lasts me 3.5h on idle

    Both are hooked up to a linux hub for firewall, NAT, and internet sharing.
     
  2. lins

    lins

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    Hi H.C
    I'm not the best when it comes to computers!
    this is all I know about mine:-
    AMD Athlon XP 2000+
    1.66 GHz
    256 MB Ram
    Sony DVDRW
    Philips CDRWDVD
    60gb Standard Hard drive
    USB ADSL Modem
    And It's Linked to another computer in the house (ether net).
    Looking at buying a Laptop, and maybe a Mac!
     
  3. mezzaluna

    mezzaluna

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    HC and Lins, your computer acumen is impressive!

    And then, there's me. As Sergeant Schultz (of Hogan's Heroes) would say, "I know NOTTING!"

    I've got a nice, fast Dell and a very intelligent engineer-husband. I don't trouble my pretty little head with the details! :D I don't know what I'd do without a cable modem- and my husband, of course. ;)
     
  4. nick.shu

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    ahh, timing is everything when buying.

    p4 3.2 HT
    Gigabyte something or other
    512 pc3200
    FX5600 256meg
    120hdd
    nec dvd/cd burner
    19in monitor (crt)
    xp home
    speakers
    yahda yahda

    still quite cheap given stuff bought.
     
  5. dano1

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    hmm... a little old and on a budget
    epox 8rda+
    xp1700+overclocked to 2.1 aircooled
    wgd30gig(way small now)
    512 crucial mem(need more)oc's ok for me
    radeon 8500le
    SC turtle beach
    various cd drives

    love tweaking-don't have to trace chipsets anymore to gain multi's and can mess with most things in bios.
    danny
     
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    Mac enthusiast here: Dual 1.8GHz G5. Sweet machine and a beauty to look at. In all, our little office holds 2 desktop PCs, a Vaio laptop, my G5, and on alternating days of the week, my wife's Dell laptop from her work and a Titanium Powerbook from my work. Oh, right, four printers and a scanner, wired network with wireless router and cable broadband to boot. Oh, the networking headaches on the PC side of things...
     
  7. phatch

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    Just depends what you're familiar with. I think PCs are pretty easy to network. Easier before Microsoft decided to make it "easier" anyway. XP's worse than the early 95, 98, or ME.
     
  8. kthull

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    I've never had the pleasure of networking pre-XP. Maybe that's why it's been a challenge.
     
  9. mike

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    Ge Force 2.6
    GeForce 5800x graphics 128mb
    512 RAM
    80mb hd
    speakers stuff n sparkly bits...

    I play clan based games so the graphics card is important.