Thursday, September 4, 2014
I decided to build one more computer to replace an aging quad core. Went to the local Fry's and picked up an MSI, military class mobo, an AMD 8350, 8 core processor, 16 gig DDR3, an Nvidia 2 gig video board, and I already had a 500 gig HD,and a box, and a DVD/CD burner. Windows 8.1 had already crapped out on the older machine, so I decided to see if it would work on this one. Got it installed and it seemed okay, put Mint Linux 17 on and then added PCLOS. I only use windows for games, as I don't trust it for anything online. So far the only problems has been with windows locking up, but then I don't expect it to work full time. I do a lot of video processing, and this machine is probably five times faster than my other 8 core box. At my age this will probably be the last machine I build, but with these specs it should outlast me.