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[ale] OT computer vanity - wanting (needing) more cores
If you want it to be REALLY impressive, get a server board, and some Opteron 6200 series CPUs.
I've got some servers here with 4 16-core CPUs for 64 cores - htop looks really awesome on them.
The University of Alabama
From: ale-bounces at ale.org [ale-bounces at ale.org] on behalf of Ron Frazier (ALE) [atllinuxenthinfo at techstarship.com]
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 2:45 PM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
Subject: Re: [ale] OT computer vanity - wanting (needing) more cores
Ah. Yes. That CPU screen looks MUCH better now with 6 graphs instead of 3.
How would I get a graphical display like that on Linux Mint with Mate?
I have the panel cpu monitor widget, but it only shows one graph for the
whole CPU, not each individual core.
On 4/22/2013 2:01 PM, Ron Frazier (ALE) wrote:
> PS. According to the tech at Fry's, when you remove a CPU / Heat Sink from a system, you TWIST the heat sink off while the cpu is in place rather than pulling it off. I have an older Athlon II x2 chip, which should still be functional, with some slightly bent pins to attest to the fact that pulling is the wrong method.
> The cpu release lever is under the heat sink, unreachable, which makes loads of sense.
> "Ron Frazier (ALE)"<atllinuxenthinfo at techstarship.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I was sitting at my very capable desktop observing the monitor. On it,
>> I had the task manager running. It has nice little individual graphs
>> showing the usage of each of its 3 CPU cores. Although I'm pushing the
>> GPU's hard for crytpcurrency calculations, I rarely ever push the CPU
>> hard at all. I'm not gaming, yet. I'm not doing weather simulations,
>> cad, or video conversions, yet. The computer CPU usually idles at less
>> than 10%. The exception would be when I'm doing a backup or something.
>> Otherwise, it's basically web browsing and email most of the time.
>> But, I was looking at the graphs, being hypnotized, and thinking ...
>> Wow, that graph would look much cooler if it had 4 CPU cores or even 6.
>> I should have banished the thought right then and there, perhaps. But,
>> it eventually got the better of me, and I went out and bought a 6 core
>> chip, which I haven't installed yet. It WILL be very cool to see 6
>> little CPU charts on that screen.
>> But, perhaps, it was just vanity on my part, with no real NEED for a
>> new CPU.
>> Actually, there is more to the story. As I mentioned in another thread
>> not long ago, I got hold of the last MSI AMD 890FX motherboard that
>> Fry's had. It's being discontinued in favor of newer parts but is
>> still a great board. It has an AM3 CPU socket. The newer boards have
>> different sockets, and the CPU's that are compatible with my board are
>> being phased out.
>> So, the problem was, if I didn't buy the upgrade CPU soon, I would
>> never be able to get it on the retail market. So, I decided to go
>> ahead and upgrade while I could. I got the AMD Phenom II x6 chip for
>> my upgrade.
>> So, whether it was vanity or not, I will soon have the older chip,
>> still a fine part, available for sale, once I deinstall it. It's an
>> AMD Athlon II x3 460 triple core chip which runs at 3.4 GHz. I'll sell
>> it for $ 60 along with the heat sink / fan. This chip is currently in
>> use in my system, and is running fine. It is literally less than a
>> month old, as I just recently bought the Athlon, since Fry's didn't
>> have the Phenom's when I was building the system. To late to return it
>> there though. I paid $ 85 for it.
>> This would make a fine CPU for a home theater PC or general purpose
>> If anyone has an interest in the Athlon chip, please let me know.
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>> Please excuse my potential brevity if I'm typing on the touch screen.
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> Please excuse my potential brevity if I'm typing on the touch screen.
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