Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Confuser To Eat Up My Time

I finally replaced my seven and a half year old computer. I went the lazy route and ordered one from Dell. This is a departure from my last three computers that I built myself. I always liked knowing exactly what was under the hood and what software was running. My babies were rarely cheap as I usually bought near state of the art components - components that I rarely used 100%.

My Dell, a Studio 540, is pretty sweet.
  • Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9400 running at 2.66 GHz
  • 6 GB of DDR RAM
  • 640 GB Hard Drive - some would argue you need more but I have another 750GB on a NAS (Set up as a RAID 5 configuration) for storing pictures, music, and other stuff
  • 16x DVD+-R/W
  • Wireless Keyboard and Mouse (Logitech)
  • 20" Wide Format Monitor
I'm pretty happy with it so far. After about 24 hours I've got most of my software installed. Having the operating system already installed (Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit) made for a real easy setup. I had it up and running in about 60 minutes including the time to tear down the old system, clean up the desk's CPU cubby, and setting up the Dell.

The only driver I haven't been able to find yet is for the ancient USB-Serial adapter I use to connect my GPS. I'll have to use my laptop (running XP) to dump data to my GPS until I save up enough to buy a new GPS.

My inner geek is satiated ... for now.

3 comments:

  1. you mean the driver isn't staring at you going ... I'm here ... look at me ... like mine was?

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  2. GH: Yes, for now. Okay, nows over. What's next? ;-)

    Dobegil: It seems to be happy in it's new home.

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