OS: 64 bit vista (gonna upgrade eventually to windows 7)
People...should I bother upgrading to a core I CPU or would that be silly? I just put this thing together a few years ago, right before the core I's came out, or maybe they had just come out but I didn't want to spend that much. The q9550 is blazing fast, I have it clocked at 3.6 ghz...could go much higher but don't need to. I "lapped" the CPU and HSU, and with the CPU fan and all case fans at lowest setting coretemp never breaks 35 degrees or so, unless I'm gaming, then it jumps up to around 50-60 or so. (I generally turn the cpu fan up to around 50% when gaming, then it stays under 50-55)
I sort of feel an upgrade now would be silly, and that I can get another few years out of this rig, at very least.
I also have an Atom/ION powered hp 311 mini (2 lbs, capable of HD flash, etc) that I love when on the couch or in bed and just browsing/watching youtube, etc.
Last edited by FatComputerNerd : 03-01-2011 at 12:43 PM.