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New Core I7 workstation ordered

Nov 25, 2008 by Paul White

I finally picked out what components I wanted in my new workstation.  Read more to see the complete list of components.  Should get here by Dec 1st if not earlier.  Once its here I will do a few bench marks, and report my findings.

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Time to build a new workstation using intel's new I7

Nov 12, 2008 by Paul White

full tower case
Finally the time has come.  My workstation has served me well for the past 5 years, but with the increasing workload I put it through its time to upgrade.  Learn the full details of I feel now is great time to make the move to the intel i7.

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What is Cache

Jul 5, 2008 by Paul White

Recently one of my clients asked me this question.  Rather than getting into a detailed discussion of how the internals of a computer works, I made an analogy to help my client understand what cache is and what it does.  To hear my full analogy and a little history on cache read this entry.

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New Samsung 2493HM Displays added to workstation

Mar 25, 2008 by Paul White

Sansung 2493HM setup
If you read my previous article you surely noted that 1 of my 3 Samsung Syncmaster 175V displays was having problems.  What do you do when one of your displays goes out? Replace it with two bigger ones.  I choose the Samsung 2493HM from newegg because of its ability to swivel for a tall screen.  This is especially helpful when writing code.  Read more about my setup on the full article.

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Tripp-Lite UPS review

Mar 15, 2008 by Paul White

TrippLite UPS
This is my review of the TrippLite UPS.  Lets just say it has saved me from countless power outages, and brown outs.  I highly recommend this Unit
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Samsung SyncMaster 175V DIM and Menu Locked

Mar 14, 2008 by Paul White

Samsung Synmaster Monitors going bad
I built my workstation about 5 years ago, and at the time it was cutting edge stuff.  However one of my 17 inch SyncMaster LCDs has been having issues for the past couple days.  The Picture still shows but its very dim. What is weird is when I hit the menu button the menu comes up with the right intensity.  I have searched google and it seems I am not the only person having this problem.  I don't have time to hunt ebay for replacement parts, so I ordered some a couple new monitors off newegg.

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Microprocessor Performance Explained

Nov 16, 2007 by Paul White

It used to be you could judge a Chip by its clock speed. It was very easy for just about any consumer to see that a high clock speed meant faster performance. But in today's world of hyperthreading, duel core, quad core, and manufactures stepping away from this logically simple way of judging performance, you almost need a computer science degree to know what is fast and what is not.
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UPS Battery Backup for your Sanity

Sep 25, 2007 by Paul White

UPS backup
If you are like me, you spend more hours per day on your computer, than you do sleep at night. Let me explain to you how this little piece of hardware will enable you to keep your sanity when acts of god happend.
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