The first revision of MendelStation, as of September 2006, was as follows.
An Intel Core2Duo E6600 B2 @ 2.4GHz.
An Asus P5W DH Deluxe motherboard based on an Intel 975 northbridge.
2 RAM modules of 1024 MB DDR2 in Dual Channel @ 333.4 MHz (5-6-6-18).
An a great nVidia GeForce 7900GT with 256Megs of ram!
Second revision doubled to amount of RAM to an astonishing 4096 megabytes, running at the same speed.
And an upgrade of the nVidia towards a new ATI 4870 with 1 GB of GDDR5 RAM.
My cpu was also a bit overclocked towards 3GHz, just to follow my new gpu a bit 😀
Anyway, that’s not the story of this blogpost 😎
What I wanted to tell you guys, was that a computer that’s almost 5 years old, is still doing PERFECTLY 😎
Sometimes, when you see the newest Intel’s Sandy Bridges passing by, I’m jealous. But why? No idea. My current desktop is still blazing fast, still running games as BulletStorm on full settings, Crysis2 on high and shizzle… From shutdown to operative Windows in less then 2 minutes. Responsive, even with 20 tabs in firefox. Running 120+ processes at the same time. And so on…
The need of more performance is 100% pure marketing 😀
Fuck you marketing companies!!!