[rescue] Looking to rescue a PC

Scott Newell newell at cei.net
Mon Feb 15 19:05:12 CST 2010

At 03:54 PM 2/15/2010, Jonathan Patschke wrote:

>I'll second that; the 745 is a decent machine, and you can toss in a Core
>2 Quad CPU, if you're careful about selecting one with the right FSB speed
>and power requirements.  You get a reasonable array of PCIe slots if the
>onboard graphics don't do it for you, and storage isn't blazing, but it's
>perfectly reasonable.

I don't game; just need enough 2d graphic capability to run my 
favorite editor, Opera, and hopefully Visual C++ Express (the real 
reason I need XP vs. win2k).  SATA would be good, but only because 
it's not worth buying large PATA drives these days.  My biggest 
interactive performance hog is probably LaTeX (a lot of my embedded 
projects end up building multiple LaTeX documents along the way), so 
I'm guessing any low-end CPU+disk will suffice for the time being.

newell  N5TNL 

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