Introducing, American Micro Devices finest piece of processing technology since EVER, and that was be for I took it out of the box. (Keep in mind that this is coming from a guy who, up until this process, has never gone 64 bit or dual core) So, let me start ... Read full review
Introducing, American Micro Devices finest piece of processing technology since EVER, and that was be for I took it out of the box. (Keep in mind that this is coming from a guy who, up until this process, has never gone 64 bit or dual core) So, let me start with the chronological list of events exactly as they happened.
1. The Order
a. Got on to NewEgg.com
b. Forked out $296.00 (Free Shipping)
c. Cried just a little
2. The Retrieval
a. February 20th, 2006th -- A day unlike any previous
b. Upon hearing a clatter, I dashed to the door to see what was a matter (I actually knew exactly what it was… I had been tracking the shipment for three days at FedEX.com… I had known that the postman arrived at my apartment before he himself had known)
c. I swung open the door and spoke to the clean-cut lad, “I hear a clatter, what’s the matter?”
d. He replied with, “Are you Josh? Sign here. Here’s your crap. Goodbye.”
3. The Examination
a. I called my mother
b. Cried just a little more
c. Opened Box #1… The box that I like to refer to as the “Component Box”, or the “Big Box”
d. I fought the fear of choking on the blue/pink Styrofoam pellets and dove head first into the over-sized box of technologically enhanced silicone patties until at the very bottom of the of the environmental disaster I found the brain of the futuristic computing machine… That’s right, it was an AMD Athlon 64 Bit, Dual Core, 2.0 GHz, Manchester Core, Socket 939 bit-munching mechanism that we in the computing word refer to as a processor.
4. The Installation
a. (After assembling all previously required computing components) Carefully, I wrap my all of my limps in an anti-static, fire retardant, water resistant, bullet proof material so as to not destroy the functionality of this essential component. (All right… I made that part up, but I did touch the power supply in an attempt to release any built up static electricity that may have been driving through my veins)
b. I gently inserted the chip into the perfectly shaped socket that was conveniently empty until then. Mission accomplished… I was now ready to rumble
5. The Test (After the O.S. load etc…)
a. I pushed the slightly shaded power button on the front or the machine.
b. The computer beeped single high-pitched beep… Not a dangerous, uncontrollable beep, but it was the sound of glory, the sound of success, the sound of my artificial brain thinking on it’s own for the very first time.
O.k.… Now let me share with you what I learned about this processor as the previously mentioned events took place. As mentioned in every chat forum that mentions this processor, it’s fast as hell… Faster than the speeding bullet, faster than a ray of light, faster than a cow running from the leather factory. I can now efficiently run notepad without the fear of running out of Page File / Swap space and losing all that I’ve spent the last two hours creating!!! It’s a wonderful feeling. It really is great. Installation was simple, as with most recent models and use of it is both fun and educational. To think… (Memory Allowing) I can now open as many as 128 Internet Explorer windows with 128 separate tabs in each window, and check out videos of Girls Gone Wild in every one of them all at the same time. And if you think that’s impressive, you should check out the swift speeds of the Microsoft Windows 98 SE Calculator with the use of this device.
In closing… Ladies and gentlemen… Welcome to the year 2007 (almost 2008). While you’re here, please check out this AWESOME processing utility, and at the sale price that you can now get this processor, please buy one for yourself so that I can have the glory of telling you, “I told you so!”