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.
MB INTEL BOXDP35DPM P35 775 R
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.
MS WIN XP PRO W/SP2B SINGLE PACK % - OEM
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