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  1. #51
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    Re: overpowered

    Quote Originally Posted by piousp View Post
    If it bothers you, you can "donate" processing power to CERN o SETI with boinc
    I did that and configured it wrong. As soon as the program started all four cores of the cpu maxed out to 100%! the temp shot up, my fans kicked in and sounded like a jet was in my room. It took a while for me to get it set up right. Needless to say, lesson learned.
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    Re: overpowered

    Well, you cant help it really. I find it surprising that I can get reasonbly powered machines for about 400 dollars nowadays. I think all the advances in technology has allowed us to produce the components using cheaper and more cost effective methods.

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    Re: overpowered

    Quote Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
    Why do people "need" to buy a BMW or a Corvette--when a 2000 Honda Civic will do them just fine?

    A similar perspective. The only difference being-speed limits don't double every 2 years.
    The speed limits don't grow but the traffic jams do as everyone gets convinced by mass media that they absolutely must have their own car.

    Personally I spent quite a lot of money on my computer two years ago and after using Ubuntu on it all this time I arrived at a conclusion that that money was wasted - should have bought some cheaper stuff and used the excess money on something else. Books maybe...

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    Re: overpowered

    I play Enemy Territory: Quake Wars on the highest settings (at a very high resolution, too.)

    I once borrowed a copy of Crysis, and it ran on medium-high settings under WINE. Very pretty. However, Crysis is incredibly boring, so I decided not to buy a copy.
    He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
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    Re: overpowered

    My CPU is more powerful than it needs to be. The only reason I upgraded to an E8400 on my desktop was for VT and 45nm (low power).
    I do compile a quite a bit too so I guess the speed is not completely wasted either.

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    Re: overpowered

    Quote Originally Posted by evermooingcow View Post
    My CPU is more powerful than it needs to be. The only reason I upgraded to an E8400 on my desktop was for VT and 45nm (low power).
    I do compile a quite a bit too so I guess the speed is not completely wasted either.
    I always get a chuckle when i see your username.
    cheers

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    Re: overpowered

    While on this topic, I get my OCZ summit drive on Friday. I wish I had the money to get the 120GB model. I don't need that much space for OS/apps, but it has amazing write times.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227451

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