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Thread: Looking to build an Ubuntu SFF PC...

  1. #1
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    Wink Looking to build an Ubuntu SFF PC...

    Hi all,

    I want to build a SFF pc that will run ubuntu 9.04. My current laptop has a pentium m processor and everything runs slowly so i want to get a much better processor for the SFF system (preferably amd athlon x2 or intel core 2 duo or maybe the awesome intel core i7) The SFF pc wil have a micro ATX mother board so i need a processor compatible with that. Also any suggestions for graphics cards or ram or hard drives would also be helpful.

    Thanks in advance!



    Thought i would add my current laptop specs 'sudo lshw'
    Code:
    description: Portable Computer     product: Latitude D610     vendor: Dell Inc.     serial: J1R4H81     width: 32 bits     capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3     configuration: boot=normal chassis=portable uuid=44454C4C-3100-1052-8034-CAC04F483831   *-core        description: Motherboard        product: 0D4571        vendor: Dell Inc.        physical id: 0        serial: .J1R4H81.CN486435961365.        slot: MiniPCI      *-firmware           description: BIOS           vendor: Dell Inc.           physical id: 0           version: A05 (08/11/2005)           size: 64KiB           capacity: 512KiB           capabilities: isa pci pcmcia pnp upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect int13floppy720 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp smartbattery biosbootspecification netboot      *-cpu           description: CPU           product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.86GHz           vendor: Intel Corp.           physical id: 400           bus info: cpu@0           version: 6.13.8           slot: Microprocessor           size: 800MHz           capacity: 800MHz           width: 32 bits           clock: 133MHz           capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe nx up bts est tm2 cpufreq         *-cache:0              description: L1 cache              physical id: 700              size: 8KiB              capacity: 8KiB              capabilities: internal write-back data         *-cache:1              description: L2 cache              physical id: 701              size: 2MiB              capacity: 2MiB              clock: 66MHz (15.0ns)              capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies unified      *-memory           description: System Memory           physical id: 1000           slot: System board or motherboard           size: 512MiB         *-bank:0              description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 533 MHz (1.9 ns)              vendor: CE00000000000000              physical id: 0              serial: F5046598              slot: DIMM_A              size: 512MiB              width: 64 bits              clock: 533MHz (1.9ns)         *-bank:1              description: DIMM DDR Synchronous [empty]              physical id: 1              slot: DIMM_B              width: 64 bits      *-pci           description: Host bridge           product: Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller           vendor: Intel Corporation           physical id: 100           bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0           version: 03           width: 32 bits           clock: 33MHz           configuration: driver=agpgart-intel module=intel_agp         *-display:0 UNCLAIMED              description: VGA compatible controller              product: Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller              vendor: Intel Corporation              physical id: 2              bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0              version: 03              width: 32 bits              clock: 33MHz              capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list              configuration: latency=0         *-display:1 UNCLAIMED              description: Display controller              product: Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller              vendor: Intel Corporation              physical id: 2.1              bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1              version: 03              width: 32 bits              clock: 33MHz              capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list              configuration: latency=0         *-pci:0              description: PCI bridge              product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1              vendor: Intel Corporation              physical id: 1c              bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0              version: 03              width: 32 bits              clock: 33MHz              capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm bus_master cap_list              configuration: driver=pcieport-driver            *-network                 description: Ethernet interface                 product: NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express                 vendor: Broadcom Corporation                 physical id: 0                 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0                 logical name: eth0                 version: 01                 serial: 00:14:22:b4:b3:c9                 capacity: 1GB/s                 width: 64 bits                 clock: 33MHz                 capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation                 configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.97 firmware=5751-v3.29a latency=0 link=no module=tg3 multicast=yes port=twisted pair         *-usb:0              description: USB Controller              product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1              vendor: Intel Corporation              physical id: 1d              bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0              version: 03              width: 32 bits              clock: 33MHz              capabilities: bus_master              configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd         *-usb:1              description: USB Controller              product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2              vendor: Intel Corporation              physical id: 1d.1              bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1              version: 03              width: 32 bits              clock: 33MHz              capabilities: bus_master              configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd         *-usb:2              description: USB Controller              product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3              vendor: Intel Corporation              physical id: 1d.2              bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2              version: 03              width: 32 bits              clock: 33MHz              capabilities: bus_master              configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd         *-usb:3              description: USB Controller              product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4              vendor: Intel Corporation              physical id: 1d.3              bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.3              version: 03              width: 32 bits              clock: 33MHz              capabilities: bus_master              configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd         *-usb:4              description: USB Controller              product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller              vendor: Intel Corporation              physical id: 1d.7              bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7              version: 03              width: 32 bits              clock: 33MHz              capabilities: pm debug bus_master cap_list              configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 module=ehci_hcd         *-pci:1              description: PCI bridge              product: 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge              vendor: Intel Corporation              physical id: 1e              bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0              version: d3              width: 32 bits              clock: 33MHz              capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list            *-pcmcia                 description: CardBus bridge                 product: PCI6515 Cardbus Controller                 vendor: Texas Instruments                 physical id: 1                 bus info: pci@0000:03:01.0                 version: 00                 width: 32 bits                 clock: 33MHz                 capabilities: pcmcia bus_master cap_list                 configuration: driver=yenta_cardbus latency=176 maxlatency=5 mingnt=192 module=yenta_socket            *-communication UNCLAIMED                 description: Communication controller                 product: PCI6515 SmartCard Controller                 vendor: Texas Instruments                 physical id: 1.5                 bus info: pci@0000:03:01.5                 version: 00                 width: 32 bits                 clock: 33MHz                 capabilities: pm cap_list                 configuration: latency=0            *-network                 description: Wireless interface                 product: PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection                 vendor: Intel Corporation                 physical id: 3                 bus info: pci@0000:03:03.0                 logical name: eth1                 version: 05                 serial: 00:13:ce:2b:a7:1e                 width: 32 bits                 clock: 33MHz                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless                 configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2200 driverversion=1.2.2kmprq firmware=ABG:9.0.2.6 (Mar 22 2005) ip=192.168.1.112 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=24 mingnt=3 module=ipw2200 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g         *-multimedia              description: Multimedia audio controller              product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller              vendor: Intel Corporation              physical id: 1e.2              bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.2              version: 03              width: 32 bits              clock: 33MHz              capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list              configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=0 module=snd_intel8x0         *-communication UNCLAIMED              description: Modem              product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller              vendor: Intel Corporation              physical id: 1e.3              bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.3              version: 03              width: 32 bits              clock: 33MHz              capabilities: pm cap_list              configuration: latency=0         *-isa              description: ISA bridge              product: 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge              vendor: Intel Corporation              physical id: 1f              bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0              version: 03              width: 32 bits              clock: 33MHz              capabilities: isa bus_master              configuration: latency=0         *-ide              description: IDE interface              product: 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller              vendor: Intel Corporation              physical id: 1f.2              bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2              logical name: scsi0              logical name: scsi1              version: 03              width: 32 bits              clock: 66MHz              capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated              configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0            *-disk                 description: ATA Disk                 product: TOSHIBA MK4026GA                 vendor: Toshiba                 physical id: 0                 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0                 logical name: /dev/sda                 version: PA10                 serial: 952T1307T                 size: 37GiB (40GB)                 capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos                 configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=e51ee51e               *-volume:0                    description: Windows FAT volume                    vendor: Dell 8.0                    physical id: 1                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1                    logical name: /dev/sda1                    version: FAT16                    serial: 07d5-091c                    size: 86MiB                    capacity: 86MiB                    capabilities: primary bootable fat initialized                    configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat label=DellUtility               *-volume:1                    description: Extended partition                    physical id: 3                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3                    logical name: /dev/sda3                    size: 37GiB                    capacity: 37GiB                    capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended                  *-logicalvolume:0                       description: Linux filesystem partition                       physical id: 5                       logical name: /dev/sda5                       logical name: /                       capacity: 36GiB                       configuration: mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered state=mounted                  *-logicalvolume:1                       description: Linux swap / Solaris partition                       physical id: 6                       logical name: /dev/sda6                       capacity: 478MiB                       capabilities: nofs            *-cdrom                 description: DVD reader                 product: CDRW/DVD SCB5265                 vendor: PHILIPS                 physical id: 1                 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0                 logical name: /dev/cdrom                 logical name: /dev/cdrw                 logical name: /dev/dvd                 logical name: /dev/scd0                 logical name: /dev/sr0                 version: TD15                 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd                 configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc         *-serial UNCLAIMED              description: SMBus              product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller              vendor: Intel Corporation              physical id: 1f.3              bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3              version: 03              width: 32 bits              clock: 33MHz              configuration: latency=0   *-battery        product: DELL C129558        vendor: Samsung SDI        physical id: 1        slot: Sys. Battery Bay        capacity: 48000mWh        configuration: voltage=11.1V   *-network DISABLED        description: Ethernet interface        physical id: 2        logical name: pan0        serial: b2:65:ab:80:a9:7e        capabilities: ethernet physical        configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes
    Last edited by shark1997; May 15th, 2009 at 12:38 PM.
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    Smile Re: Looking to build an Ubuntu SFF PC...

    Still waiting...

    Right now i am researching the hardware i might buy

    Thinking of getting a core 2 duo

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    Different effects i like
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    echo BUMP
    Last edited by shark1997; May 17th, 2009 at 03:12 AM.
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    Re: Looking to build an Ubuntu SFF PC...

    >>>>>>>>>>>>BUMP<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    #! /bin/bash
    echo "Found out everything"
    #no one replied to my post
    echo "I researched everything and now i will be building it"
    Last edited by shark1997; June 4th, 2009 at 12:28 PM.
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    Re: Looking to build an Ubuntu SFF PC...

    This is your notebook:
    http://www.dell.com/content/products...=28&l=en&s=dfb

    The notebook is only compatible with processors pentium M. Also your memory is expansible up to 2 GB 533 MHz. However, can you explain what this slow ?
    The compiz enabled ?

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    Re: Looking to build an Ubuntu SFF PC...

    Compiz doesn't make it slower

    Sometimes when i close the laptop lid with firefox running and when i open the lid 24 hours later firefox crashes and the hard drive spins for a really long time (and causes a lot of heat) The hard drive doesn't stop spinning unless i do a hard reboot (holding the power button on the laptop for 5 seconds). That is one thing that makes it slow

    Also when i open up any menu in gnome it takes 10 seconds to load the menu's text and another 5 seconds to load the pictures.

    And other times it just feels slow... (can't explain why)

    The laptop has 503mb ram

    I know it is only compatible with pentium m. i was asking that i am about to build a new computer with a new processor. Since my laptop is so slow i want to build something much faster
    Last edited by shark1997; June 8th, 2009 at 01:00 PM.
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