Re: hardware question
dual proc is good, i reccomend good boards from asus or tyan (usually run
around $400 with scsi)
avoid boards like the bp6.
one odd thing i noticed. i recently downgraded from BP6 to an asus single
cpu box. (from dual 466 to 1 466)
XMMS (mp3 player) took about 30% of cpu when using the BP6
now it takes about 0.8% of CPU playing the same songs
off the same hardware(minus the BP6 and minus 1 cpu, and kernel
recompiled for uniprocessor mode)
afterstep applets usually ate around 10% of the CPU even when idle (even
apps like wminet wmmon chewed cpu) now with a single cpu the apps all use
dont know if it's me, the board, the kernel or what was causing it. (I
have been using the BP6 for about a year).
anyone else experienced similar issues ??
On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Bob McGowan wrote:
rmcgow >I'm planning on building my own PC and am interested in recommendations
rmcgow >for motherboard manufacturers and CPU's. I'm thinking about going with
rmcgow >a dual CPU and using SMP.
rmcgow >Bob McGowan
rmcgow >Staff Software Quality Engineer
rmcgow >VERITAS Software
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