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Limping on bad DSL modem and killed my main computer

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Boy when it rains it pours.

 

Got home fired up the DSL modem and then the Main Computer and the main computer refused to stay on much more than about 10-15 seconds and turn off again. Power supply or Motherboard issue I got to bench test some stuff first. So flop over to the laptop as my life raft and start surfing the site and the DSL modem crashed. So I called my buddy in town and he said his is up and running. So I called the DSL provider. They are sending out a tech either tomorrow or Saturday. So if I disappear for a bit you'll understand. In the mean time I'm going to try and repair the main computer and get it back online too.

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Think I read that the CDC posted awarning about a "Sinux" virus going around, seems to only affect linux users........................ :stirthepot:  :redx:

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My DSL modem is working fine, but my laptop is acting goofy............. When I first go online it will work like it is supposed to then about 60 seconds later it will freeze. Once it gets through that it is fine again until I shut the case and start over. Got me confuzzled.......

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Well come to find out the DSL modem is fine it was the interface that was bad on the building. But now the main computer came to life this morning. I'm going to have to look into replacing the power supply and maybe a motherboard. Both are over 5 years old already.

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Bad thing is you kinda have to upgrade everything now unless you just ebay the same motherboard and power supply.  When I built my computer a year ago I ran into a ton of things that were obsolete.  VGA video cards are obsolete, PS2 keyboard stuff is almost obsolete and didn't exist on my motherboard at all, I think all the IDE stuff is also gone.  Your old sata 1 crap is now just that, crap, sata 3 is now current and sata 1 stuff is a huge bottleneck, let alone mechanical drives at all, ssd is where its at.  

 

So either replace what you have, or expect to bite the bullet on spending a lot of cash.  

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Here is my current hardware list

 

michael.morningstar.com  	 description: Desktop Computer    product: System Product Name (To Be Filled By O.E.M.)    vendor: System manufacturer    version: System Version    serial: System Serial Number    width: 64 bits    capabilities: smbios-2.5 dmi-2.5 vsyscall32    configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop family=To Be Filled By O.E.M. sku=To Be Filled By O.E.M. uuid=00020003-0004-0005-0006-000700080009  *-core	   description: Motherboard	   product: M3A	   vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.	   physical id: 0	   version: Rev 1.xx	   serial: MB-1234567890	   slot: To Be Filled By O.E.M.	 *-firmware		  description: BIOS		  vendor: American Megatrends Inc.		  physical id: 0		  version: 1206		  date: 06/11/2010		  size: 64KiB		  capacity: 960KiB		  capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification	 *-cpu		  description: CPU		  product: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+		  vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)		  physical id: 4		  bus info: cpu@0		  version: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+		  serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.		  slot: CPU 1		  size: 2700MHz		  width: 64 bits		  clock: 200MHz		  capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good nopl extd_apicid pni cx16 lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy 3dnowprefetch lbrv		  configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2	    *-cache:0			 description: L1 cache			 physical id: 5			 slot: L1-Cache			 size: 256KiB			 capacity: 256KiB			 capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies data	    *-cache:1			 description: L2 cache			 physical id: 6			 slot: L2-Cache			 size: 1MiB			 capacity: 1MiB			 capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies unified	 *-memory		  description: System Memory		  physical id: 36		  slot: System board or motherboard		  size: 4GiB	    *-bank:0			 description: DIMM DDR2 Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2 ns)			 product: PartNum0			 vendor: Manufacturer0			 physical id: 0			 serial: SerNum0			 slot: DIMM_A1			 size: 2GiB			 width: 64 bits			 clock: 800MHz (1.2ns)	    *-bank:1			 description: DIMM SDRAM [empty]			 product: PartNum1			 vendor: Manufacturer1			 physical id: 1			 serial: SerNum1			 slot: DIMM_B1	    *-bank:2			 description: DIMM DDR2 Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2 ns)			 product: PartNum2			 vendor: Manufacturer2			 physical id: 2			 serial: SerNum2			 slot: DIMM_A2			 size: 2GiB			 width: 64 bits			 clock: 800MHz (1.2ns)	    *-bank:3			 description: DIMM SDRAM [empty]			 product: PartNum3			 vendor: Manufacturer3			 physical id: 3			 serial: SerNum3			 slot: DIMM_B2	 *-pci:0		  description: Host bridge		  product: RX780/RX790 Host Bridge		  vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)		  physical id: 100		  bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0		  version: 00		  width: 64 bits		  clock: 66MHz		  resources: memory:0-1fffffff	    *-pci:0			 description: PCI bridge			 product: RX780/RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port A)			 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)			 physical id: 2			 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0			 version: 00			 width: 32 bits			 clock: 33MHz			 capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list			 configuration: driver=pcieport			 resources: irq:40 ioport:e000(size=4096) memory:fa000000-feafffff ioport:d0000000(size=268435456)		   *-display			    description: VGA compatible controller			    product: G86 [GeForce 8500 GT]			    vendor: NVIDIA Corporation			    physical id: 0			    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0			    version: a1			    width: 64 bits			    clock: 33MHz			    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom			    configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0			    resources: irq:18 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:fa000000-fbffffff ioport:e800(size=128) memory:feae0000-feafffff	    *-pci:1			 description: PCI bridge			 product: RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port C)			 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)			 physical id: 6			 bus info: pci@0000:00:06.0			 version: 00			 width: 32 bits			 clock: 33MHz			 capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list			 configuration: driver=pcieport			 resources: irq:41 memory:feb00000-febfffff		   *-network			    description: Ethernet interface			    product: Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet			    vendor: Qualcomm Atheros			    physical id: 0			    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0			    logical name: eth0			    version: b0			    serial: 00:1e:8c:6a:e6:38			    size: 100Mbit/s			    capacity: 1Gbit/s			    width: 64 bits			    clock: 33MHz			    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation			    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1 driverversion=2.1.3 duplex=full ip=192.168.254.39 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s			    resources: irq:42 memory:febc0000-febfffff memory:feba0000-febbffff	    *-storage			 description: SATA controller			 product: SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA			 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)			 physical id: 12			 bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0			 version: 00			 width: 32 bits			 clock: 66MHz			 capabilities: storage pm ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list			 configuration: driver=ahci latency=64			 resources: irq:22 ioport:d000(size=8) ioport:c000(size=4) ioport:b000(size=8) ioport:a000(size=4) ioport:9000(size=16) memory:f9fff800-f9fffbff	    *-usb:0			 description: USB controller			 product: SB600 USB (OHCI0)			 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)			 physical id: 13			 bus info: pci@0000:00:13.0			 version: 00			 width: 32 bits			 clock: 66MHz			 capabilities: ohci bus_master			 configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64			 resources: irq:16 memory:f9ffe000-f9ffefff	    *-usb:1			 description: USB controller			 product: SB600 USB (OHCI1)			 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)			 physical id: 13.1			 bus info: pci@0000:00:13.1			 version: 00			 width: 32 bits			 clock: 66MHz			 capabilities: ohci bus_master			 configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64			 resources: irq:17 memory:f9ffd000-f9ffdfff	    *-usb:2			 description: USB controller			 product: SB600 USB (OHCI2)			 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)			 physical id: 13.2			 bus info: pci@0000:00:13.2			 version: 00			 width: 32 bits			 clock: 66MHz			 capabilities: ohci bus_master			 configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64			 resources: irq:18 memory:f9ffc000-f9ffcfff	    *-usb:3			 description: USB controller			 product: SB600 USB (OHCI3)			 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)			 physical id: 13.3			 bus info: pci@0000:00:13.3			 version: 00			 width: 32 bits			 clock: 66MHz			 capabilities: ohci bus_master			 configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64			 resources: irq:17 memory:f9ffb000-f9ffbfff	    *-usb:4			 description: USB controller			 product: SB600 USB (OHCI4)			 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)			 physical id: 13.4			 bus info: pci@0000:00:13.4			 version: 00			 width: 32 bits			 clock: 66MHz			 capabilities: ohci bus_master			 configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=64			 resources: irq:18 memory:f9ffa000-f9ffafff	    *-usb:5			 description: USB controller			 product: SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)			 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)			 physical id: 13.5			 bus info: pci@0000:00:13.5			 version: 00			 width: 32 bits			 clock: 66MHz			 capabilities: pm msi debug ehci bus_master cap_list			 configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64			 resources: irq:19 memory:f9fff000-f9fff0ff	    *-serial			 description: SMBus			 product: SBx00 SMBus Controller			 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)			 physical id: 14			 bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0			 version: 14			 width: 32 bits			 clock: 66MHz			 capabilities: ht cap_list			 configuration: driver=piix4_smbus latency=0			 resources: irq:0 ioport:b00(size=16)	    *-ide			 description: IDE interface			 product: SB600 IDE			 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)			 physical id: 14.1			 bus info: pci@0000:00:14.1			 version: 00			 width: 32 bits			 clock: 66MHz			 capabilities: ide bus_master			 configuration: driver=pata_atiixp latency=64			 resources: irq:16 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:ff00(size=16)	    *-multimedia			 description: Audio device			 product: SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)			 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)			 physical id: 14.2			 bus info: pci@0000:00:14.2			 version: 00			 width: 64 bits			 clock: 33MHz			 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list			 configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=64			 resources: irq:16 memory:f9ff4000-f9ff7fff	    *-isa			 description: ISA bridge			 product: SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge			 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)			 physical id: 14.3			 bus info: pci@0000:00:14.3			 version: 00			 width: 32 bits			 clock: 66MHz			 capabilities: isa bus_master			 configuration: latency=0	    *-pci:2			 description: PCI bridge			 product: SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge			 vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)			 physical id: 14.4			 bus info: pci@0000:00:14.4			 version: 00			 width: 32 bits			 clock: 66MHz			 capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master	 *-pci:1		  description: Host bridge		  product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration		  vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)		  physical id: 101		  bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0		  version: 00		  width: 32 bits		  clock: 33MHz	 *-pci:2		  description: Host bridge		  product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map		  vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)		  physical id: 102		  bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1		  version: 00		  width: 32 bits		  clock: 33MHz	 *-pci:3		  description: Host bridge		  product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller		  vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)		  physical id: 103		  bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2		  version: 00		  width: 32 bits		  clock: 33MHz	 *-pci:4		  description: Host bridge		  product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control		  vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)		  physical id: 104		  bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3		  version: 00		  width: 32 bits		  clock: 33MHz		  configuration: driver=k8temp		  resources: irq:0	 *-scsi:0		  physical id: 1		  logical name: scsi0		  capabilities: emulated	    *-disk			 description: ATA Disk			 product: WDC WD10EARX-00N			 vendor: Western Digital			 physical id: 0.0.0			 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0			 logical name: /dev/sda			 version: 51.0			 serial: WD-WCC0S0214009			 size: 931GiB (1TB)			 capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos			 configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=000a0750		   *-volume:0			    description: EXT4 volume			    vendor: Linux			    physical id: 1			    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1			    logical name: /dev/sda1			    logical name: /			    version: 1.0			    serial: 502f606e-0806-431f-a539-2da55ca99cb5			    size: 76GiB			    capacity: 76GiB			    capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized			    configuration: created=2013-03-13 11:04:43 filesystem=ext4 label=linux os lastmountpoint=/ modified=2013-12-04 16:33:42 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2013-12-22 08:05:56 state=mounted		   *-volume:1			    description: Extended partition			    physical id: 2			    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2			    logical name: /dev/sda2			    size: 854GiB			    capacity: 854GiB			    capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended			  *-logicalvolume:0				   description: Linux swap / Solaris partition				   physical id: 5				   logical name: /dev/sda5				   capacity: 5GiB				   capabilities: nofs			  *-logicalvolume:1				   description: Linux filesystem partition				   physical id: 6				   logical name: /dev/sda6				   logical name: /media/music				   capacity: 151GiB				   configuration: mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,data=ordered state=mounted			  *-logicalvolume:2				   description: Linux filesystem partition				   physical id: 7				   logical name: /dev/sda7				   logical name: /media/pictures				   capacity: 151GiB				   configuration: mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,data=ordered state=mounted			  *-logicalvolume:3				   description: Linux filesystem partition				   physical id: 8				   logical name: /dev/sda8				   logical name: /media/website				   capacity: 151GiB				   configuration: mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,data=ordered state=mounted			  *-logicalvolume:4				   description: Linux filesystem partition				   physical id: 9				   logical name: /dev/sda9				   logical name: /media/downloads				   capacity: 151GiB				   configuration: mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,data=ordered state=mounted			  *-logicalvolume:5				   description: Linux filesystem partition				   physical id: a				   logical name: /dev/sda10				   logical name: /media/video				   capacity: 151GiB				   configuration: mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,data=ordered state=mounted			  *-logicalvolume:6				   description: Linux filesystem partition				   physical id: b				   logical name: /dev/sda11				   logical name: /home				   capacity: 92GiB				   configuration: mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,data=ordered state=mounted	 *-scsi:1		  physical id: 2		  logical name: scsi1		  capabilities: emulated	    *-disk			 description: ATA Disk			 product: ST31500541AS			 vendor: Seagate			 physical id: 0.0.0			 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0			 logical name: /dev/sdb			 version: CC34			 serial: 9XW01XRR			 size: 1397GiB (1500GB)			 capabilities: gpt-1.00 partitioned partitioned:gpt			 configuration: ansiversion=5 guid=69576504-6c68-4f56-899c-c0bc4cf1d215		   *-volume			    description: EXT4 volume			    vendor: Linux			    physical id: 1			    bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0,1			    logical name: /dev/sdb1			    logical name: /media/Backups			    version: 1.0			    serial: 8433bef0-c5ea-4b0f-8125-341f9ac0066c			    size: 1397GiB			    capacity: 1397GiB			    capabilities: journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized			    configuration: created=2013-06-03 15:39:16 filesystem=ext4 label=Backups lastmountpoint=/media/Backups modified=2013-12-22 08:05:57 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,data=ordered mounted=2013-12-22 08:05:57 state=mounted	 *-scsi:2		  physical id: 3		  logical name: scsi3		  capabilities: emulated	    *-cdrom			 description: DVD-RAM writer			 product: iHAS124   B			 vendor: ATAPI			 physical id: 0.0.0			 bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0			 logical name: /dev/cdrom			 logical name: /dev/cdrw			 logical name: /dev/dvd			 logical name: /dev/dvdrw			 logical name: /dev/sr0			 version: AL0S			 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram			 configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc	 *-scsi:3		  physical id: 5		  bus info: usb@1:5		  logical name: scsi6		  capabilities: emulated scsi-host		  configuration: driver=usb-storage	    *-disk:0			 description: SCSI Disk			 physical id: 0.0.0			 bus info: scsi@6:0.0.0			 logical name: /dev/sdc	    *-disk:1			 description: SCSI Disk			 physical id: 0.0.1			 bus info: scsi@6:0.0.1			 logical name: /dev/sdd	    *-disk:2			 description: SCSI Disk			 physical id: 0.0.2			 bus info: scsi@6:0.0.2			 logical name: /dev/sde	    *-disk:3			 description: SCSI Disk			 product: MS/MS-Pro			 vendor: Generic-			 physical id: 0.0.3			 bus info: scsi@6:0.0.3			 logical name: /dev/sdf			 version: 1.03			 serial: 3			 capabilities: removable		   *-medium			    physical id: 0			    logical name: /dev/sdfmichael@michael:~$

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:duh:

 

Asus M3A

4GB RAM

Slow Hard Drives

Geforce 8500GT

 

Not crap, but it's a wash.  A new motherboard will cost the same as a brand new current technology motherboard.  However, it does have sata 2 at least and is capable of a quad core cpu.  If it were me, I would probably replace the motherboard and if you think it is lagging, upgrade to the quad core (should be very cheap by now) if the CPU is the problem, if it is hard drive issues, get an SSD.  I know you think its a crappy technology but current ones have lifetime warranties and until you play with a computer with an SSD, you won't understand just how much faster it is.  

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I think SSD are good option but there seem to be issues with the number of time the drive can be written to. I've done some reading on SSD's and you can set up Ubuntu Linux in such a manner that all the non-changing software files are on the SSD and then all the tmp folder stuff and swap are on a normal drive reducing the write cycles to the SSD. But even this is up for debate as well in the Ubuntu families.

 

Video is OK but I know is older card as well.

 

4GB is over kill for Linux. I barely can use 1.0 to 1.5 GB now... :lol: My Laptop has 6GB and its funny to work on it and see only 750MB to 1.0 GB of RAM used. This is with my server up. (189 processes!) Take notice No Swap is use strictly all in RAM!

 

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Motherboard is old I know it is and most likely the cause of the random up and down power cycles. Like now its working just fine and could for several days and then POOF! Just shut off. Absolutely no reason for it. I've got the Conky panel up and can watch both temperatures and power supply levels in real time. I've gone as far as power supply testing no issues there either.

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I've had a few fail but then they start working again.  I backup so the days worth of repair is worth the years worth of insanely fast speeds.  Though I torture all my drives with all the huge pointless transfers I do.  Most people don't have any issues.  

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Well its a thought... I guess next time SMART yells that a hard drive is going south I can look into a SSD.

 

--- Goes look over at Tiger direct.

 

Holy Cow! They are small! $340 bucks for a 0.5 TB... They ain't that good...

 

For $58 bucks I can get 1TB right now. That's a 586% savings in cost and 100% more drive storage.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3346289&CatId=2459

 

My pockets are not this deep... Holy Cow really expensive...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7841902&CatId=5300

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You don't use them for mass storage crap.  You use them for the OS and stuff.  I just have a bunch of 128GB ones, they are only $100 or so.  On the computer I built however, I have over 200GB of "OS and stuff", lots of autocad.  I put 2 WD Raptor 10,000RPM drives in Raid 0 and I get around 300MB/s out of them, comparable to one SSD though 1 SSD can pull 500MB/s speeds and obviously with no seek time.  They still show noticably slower "user experience" than SSD's but on mass transfers they can almost keep up with the SSD's, plus they are 250GB each so I have 500GB of storage for about $180 ($90 each).  You can currently get a 500GB Raptor for $150 but then you lose the speed that 2-250GB gains you.  

 

But in the end you are skewing the truth....   If I told you to get a BMW, that doesn't mean you look at the $110,000 M6 and say "I don't think so".  They have $30k cars as well... just like they have 128GB $100 drives.  You are trading storage for speed, and I highly doubt you have over 128GB of programs/OS to load onto it.  Pics and stuff don't count. I actually even have pics and stuff on here, 128 is plenty, even with windows 8 hogging 20gb of it.  

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Way I'm set up I run a 1TB for my OS Drive... Then a 1.5TB for backup drive (Both the main and Laptop backup).

 

So I could break it down into say a 250 GB for OS drive and still use a 1TB for my storage. But Still in all I'm not a quarter mile racer either. But still in all SSD are very expensive yet. Like right now I'm trying to figure out how to build a machine on $200 dollar budget. Power Supply, Motherboard, CPU and RAM at least.

 

Like the main machine died again and took about 7-8 power cycles before hooking up and taking off again. Turn it on it shuts off in about 1-3 second. Then you shut off the power supply and wait turn back on maybe she'll light maybe not. But I finally see Ubuntu Linux spit out a Kernel Panic (Blue Screen Of Death like Windows). So I know time is short for this beast...

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Mike what command did you use to give you that output.?

 

i use dmidecode but it's not the same. that one is kinda cool.

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Mike if you pick up shipping i'll send you a working Dell. it a P4 something or other. has good parts in it. free. it's my old server. but it might not be worth what it would cost to ship it.

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The SSD is that solid-state memory thing, right? Like SD cards, etc?

 

Yes. It's completely all non-volatile memory and stores you files and information like a Thumb Drive just faster and more storage.

 

Mike what command did you use to give you that output.?

 

i use dmidecode but it's not the same. that one is kinda cool.

sudo lshw

LiSt HardWare

 

Another one is...

sudo lspci

LiSt PCI

 

Mike if you pick up shipping i'll send you a working Dell. it a P4 something or other. has good parts in it. free. it's my old server. but it might not be worth what it would cost to ship it.

 

No thanks... I'm going to rebuild my nearly 15 year case again. This will be the 4th motherboard going into this beast. First one was a ASUS motherboard 1.2 GHz Single Core AMD.

 

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Ahh, yea, the SSD stuff is still relatively brand new for being jobbed as an HD. Interesting to think about, and I've always wanted to see how quick it would be. But as of now, like you've seen, its still darn spendy.

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Ahh, yea, the SSD stuff is still relatively brand new for being jobbed as an HD. Interesting to think about, and I've always wanted to see how quick it would be. But as of now, like you've seen, its still darn spendy.

 

Like myself I do store a huge amount of files and data at times. If I download a entire web site and setup the HTML, PHP, and MySQL servers and the local host it just for bench work and tuning it can get rather bulky. So yeah at time I wish I had the ability to have faster throughput but very rare. This is when I will move over to the laptop as a stand-alone machine and do my daily tasks like surfing and posting. So I have a to wait a bit more no biggy.

 

What's funny is my laptop has more CPU power than my main machine but you can't tell a difference between the two machines. I share the same monitor (laptop on the Analog and main machine on the digital). Then I just swap the USB transmitter for the keyboard on mouse. But the abilities are close to each other in times. Laptop is a 4 core AMD 3.2 GHz and the Main is a 2 core AMD 2.7 GHz.

 

Even with video processing for Youtube not much difference. I'm not going to squabble about seconds difference. Now minutes might turn my head some. But being I use to delays in the hours and day range for DSL downloads and uploads a few minute file transfer from drive to drive is fast.

 

Funny side note... The main machine is up and running now for 2 days zero issues.

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