Saturday, September 22, 2007

goof up of the century ...

And I assumed that all dual core chips would fit the a same motherboard if it already runs one ... so stupid of me.
I ended up getting a amd 64 x2 6000 ... for the nearly 70% or so gain compared to my current chip (amd 64 x2 4200) - just change the chip me thought ! Now, have to buy the rest of the box ... will get a kvm switch, so that I dont end up buy the peripherals ...

Basic research should have settled things, however many times I an exposed to this lesson the hard way, I still dont learn !

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

really bad indeed

9/22/2007 06:47:00 PM  
Blogger aaditya sood said...

Heh, OTOH now you can work on distributed computing applications!

9/22/2007 11:36:00 PM  
Blogger Ajay said...

I still think "The way he did it was awesome..." to be a bigger screw-up :)

9/23/2007 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi , do you have a minute?

9/27/2007 05:19:00 PM  
Blogger Suresh said...

Wait a minute, both are socket AM2, right? What is your MB model? Did you check the motherboard manufacturer site for a BIOS update for that model?

10/30/2007 08:30:00 PM  
Blogger Mridul said...

@suresh
nope, this was an older motherboard - one of the initial ones which supported athlonx2's - so not am2 : so even pin count is different.
yes, i know - i was insanely stupid to not check the basic stuff ! i did performance comparisons, checked benchmarks,etc - and yet forgot the very very basic details :-(

10/31/2007 01:35:00 AM  

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