Quad Core!

Well I decided upgrade my Athlon 64 3000+ to an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, on an NVIDIA 680i SLI EVGA mainboard. I also ended up going with Microsoft Vista Business 64 bit rather than XP for the new setup.

There is one downside to the new setup. Unfortunately, my 7800 GTX just locks up once Vista starts. It seems that once any 3d stuff kicks in the card hard locks. Luckily, a friend of mine was willing to loan me a 7900 GTX to use since he’s planning to upgrade soon.

The nice part of the new setup is that I can game, watch an HD movie, and extract a large file all at the same time with no real slowdown.

2 thoughts on “Quad Core!

  1. Wasn’t your card supposed to die anyway?

    How’s the setup? I’ve been tempted to upgrade my computer, but I might wait for Penryn or maybe even Nehalem.

    What are the rest of the specs and what are you going to do with your old computer?

  2. Yes my video card had an estimated lifespan of about 6 months, and it made it at least two years. It might still work with my old mainboard. I suspect there is some short and that it’s sucking a lot more power than it should be when 3d turns on.

    As for the setup I have 2GB Corsair DDR2-6400 for RAM. I recycled my case and harddrive though I recently got two 500 GB Seagate SATA drives. So now I have 1.7TB of diskspace in my system.

    Ohh and I put Vista business on the system. Which BTW sucks (I don’t like vista that much). At least I didn’t have to pay for it, yeah free Vista.

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