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Re: NFC: NFC server (techie computer geek stuff)
> "D. Martin Moore" wrote:
> > I would have concerns about the reliability of this system, epecially
> > with a Cyrix CPU (anybody for fried eggs?).
> Based on what? I am writing this message from a Cyrix machine. Works
A lot of folks are perfectly satisfied with Cyrix. I've seen 'em pop
(literally),too. They run much hotter than either Intel or AMD. I see
so many machines every day, and the Cyrix machines are the
most prone to problems. But a lot of that has to do with the fact
that they're cheap systems anyway.
> > And keep in mind that
> > the actual clock rate of a Cyrix is considerably lower than the
> > model number would have you believe.
> If you are referring to the overall performance being lower than the
> actual clock rate would indicate, then yes, a Cyrix 233MHz chip will
> *not* be as fast as an Intel 233MHz CPU. Clock rates are only useful for
> comparing chips by the same manufacturer within the same family.
> Nevertheless, without a GUI running, the 300MHz CPU is to be taken
No, I mean that a "233" Cyrix does not run at 233 MHz.
> > I am highly suspicious of
> > PC100 memory that cheap too. The rest is in line.
> Actually the price for PC100 memory from Intrex is generally *higher* than
> mail order averages. That's why I like to site them as a price source.
> Give you wiggle room to account for fluctuating prices on memory. :-)
You're right there. Last time I checked I was paying more than that
direct from the manufacturer. Guess it's been a while!
Bottom line is, if we admit that nobody has time to be a honest-to-
goodness administrator, then wouldn't we want a relialbe system?
I'm betting the $30 case does not have a UL-listed power supply. I
agree, it doesn't have to be expensive. Another $100 would get
you more reliable components.
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