A desktop & server upgrade? Surely not!

A desktop & server upgrade? Surely not!

I’ve finally got round to upgrading the server this site is hosted on.  The old DEC Alpha was struggling to keep up with everything I was throwing at it.  Once I’d decided that I was going to upgrade my desktop machine, the spare bits would be re-assigned to build a new server…

New desktop spec:

  • Intel Core2 Duo E3400
  • Asus P5W-DH Deluxe Motherboard
  • 2GB Ram
  • 250GB SATA2 Harddisk
  • ATI X800 PCI-E Graphics Card

New server spec – Original spec in brackets:

  • Athlon 2000XP (Dec Alpha Miata 200Mhz)
  • 720MB Ram (720MB)
  • 120GB SATA1 Harddisk (4GB SCSI)

Needless to say, the desktop is a BEAST of a machine and the “new” server is a huge improvement over the old trusty Alpha.

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