Re: amd 690g chipset
* Douglas A. Tutty <firstname.lastname@example.org> [080312 15:35]:
> If you don't play games or watch videos, then what is slowing down a
> 1700 MHz Celeron (or any other 1700 MHz CPU) so that you want faster?
> The most important thing is to have enough memory. With that Celeron
> box, doing whatever you do that seems slow, run top and check that you
> still have enough memory. Perhaps all you need is a memory upgrade.
> I don't play games either. I can do everything but watch videos on my
> P-II with 64 MB ram, however Iceweasel hits swap. Heck, Xorg + icewm +
> rxvt hits swap.
Having discovered the gnome system monitor, I seldom run top anymore.
But I have a gigabyte of RAM, about half of which is "user" and about
half of which is "cache".
Iceweasel pushes processor utilization to 100 percent; I would like to
find a browser which is more economical.
I found a cheap AMD dual-core processor, and memory is cheap. All I
need to find now is a no-hassle "plain vanilla" AM2 motherboard,
preferably with on-board video.