Badtux the Snarky Penguin

In a time of chimpanzees, I was a penguin.

Religious fundamentalists are motivated by the sneaking suspicion that someone, somewhere, is having fun -- and that this must be stopped.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

More power! Ugh!

Pulled the lever on the following new hardware for my server/Linux desktop:

VGA EVGA 7900GS KO 256-P2-N624-AR - 256mb Nvidia 7900GS video card, PCI-E/16 bus
Yeah, this is a previous-generation card, but Linux driver support was the problem.

This is the DP35D motherboard from Intel with the new Intel P35 chipset. A couple of folks have already tried it with Linux and it works fine. It has six SATA ports, an IDE port, and Linux-supported network chip, ten total USB2 and two Firewire ports. Sweet.

CPU INTEL|C2D E6600 2.4G 775 4M R
Conroe Core 2 Duo. Fast.

MEM 1Gx2|MUSHKIN DII1066 996535 R
Memory, 5-5-4-12 timings. Good stuff, even though I'll be running it at 5-5-5-15.

Hey, even a Linux penguin likes to play games sometimes!

So if you wonder where this penguin is, he is geeking out BIG time!

-- Badtux the Geeky Penguin

Aftermath: NewEgg sez the Big Brown Truck has picked up my shipment and it's on its way! Yay!


Posted by: BadTux / 6/05/2007 03:18:00 PM  


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