SSD makes booting so nice. like ubuntu desktop in 5-10 seconds down from 45-60.
about a year ago I bought 4 or 5 i5's from ebay from different vendors, all have been working fine. I am seeing i7 1155's for $50 (current bid) to $99 (buy it now) On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 12:37 PM, Galen Seitz <gal...@seitzassoc.com> wrote: > On 03/02/2018 09:43 AM, Chuck Hast wrote: > >> Well, the cooling is liquid, has a large heat exchanger to get rid of the >> heat >> and the CPU part is a large piece of copper that is held down on the CPU, >> the heat is moved out of the copper block via heat pipe to the heat >> exchanger. >> >> I see the i7's all over the place too. From boxed devices for over $500 to >> used >> on Ebay, so looks like the selection is all over the place. >> >> I see a lot of 3.40 mHz devices, not so many 3.50 mHz units. >> > > Have you maxed out the memory, and are you using an SSD? I think you > should do that first if you haven't already. > > Regarding the processor, I agree with Bill W in that an i5 will likely > give you a noticeable improvement without breaking the bank. The change > from an i5 to an i7 would be less noticeable. Unless you doing something > truly compute intensive that can take advantage of the extra threads, the > difference between the i5 and i7 will be minimal. > > galen > -- > Galen Seitz > gal...@seitzassoc.com > > _______________________________________________ > PLUG mailing list > PLUG@pdxlinux.org > http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug > -- Carl K _______________________________________________ PLUG mailing list PLUG@pdxlinux.org http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug