My new Dell PC

It’s FAAAAAAAAST… 🙂

Going from a dual celeron 533, 256 MBs of RAM and 128 KB cache to 3 GHz with 1 GB RAM and 2 MB cache, can make lots of difference. 😉

To test the machine, I even played Doom 3. I was able to play it fine on 800×600 with medium quality gfx. Running it on 1280×1024 (native res for my LCD) with high quality gfx, it would drop frames. The gfx card I bought was an ATi X300 SE 128 MB PCI Express, which I later found out is marginally faster than a Radeon 9200 AGP. Update: Since then it was upgraded to an nVidia 8600GTS, and later on a 8800GS. Also, 3 GBs of RAM. The XP installation that came with it still works perfectly 5 years later.

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