Speed is not Everything in a PC

When you get a new PC that contains the latest specifications offered in the market, you will always be thinking of speed. Normally, a new PC will perform up to par but if you notice, at some point it will deteriorate and slow down.

A lot has to do with the programs you install and use. The more programs you have on your PC, the larger the load will become. A PC user cannot help but install as they wish the programs that they have and normally it eats up space and adds to the usual processes that a standard computer has to run.

Once that happens, you can notice a decline in system performance. You may even think you have a worm or a virus inside. But while that would be a good conclusion, do consider the fact that there is such a thing as overdoing it when it comes to your computer capacity. No matter how large the hard drive may be, it remains that processors and memory chips also have their limitations.

That is perhaps the wrong notion that most people think. While it is apparent that some computers come out with awesome specs, they also have limitations. And depending on the type of program you use, the latest it is then the higher the specs needed.

Try to limit what you install. Avoid overloading your hard drive and of course your desktop. The decline in speed is normally because of this and before you know it, you may be depriving yourself of a good performing PC.

Match Your Work with your PC Specs

Why do you need a PC? Well there are a lot of reasons and they would normally play around actual purpose for wanting one. Among the leading reasons would be for word processing or worksheet reports. Today, it has gone as far as programming and graphics designing. Hence, for each purpose, a particular kind of PC is needed. And normally, considering the cost of getting one these days, a PC buyer is expected to audit each spec to the letter.

It is really logical. Like for one, why get a PC that will not be able to meet your actual system requirements. A lot of it has to do with the software and programs you will be using. Some softwares need certain specs, normally higher than the conventional PC. And while that is a given, you cannot help but consider on how to be a step ahead as far as minimum system requirements are concerned. If you invest in a PC, might as well think long-term.

Some may call this approach as unconventional. Why buy a PC that is totally beyond what you need? It is really a case to case basis. Some people just want a powerful PC while others are fine with the competitive priced ones.

However in the end, depending on the PC you really need, it all boils down to the funds allocation you have for investing in one. It doesn’t really matter that much but the point of it all is that you have to get a PC that can aid you in work or in play.

Intel Core i7 to be Launched Soon

For people looking for more power than their traditional processors, here is something to watch out for. Intel has announced that it is set to unveil a new and powerful processor in the person of the Intel Core i7, focusing largely on companies and enterprise solutions that require high specs in their ever-growing need for systems and automation.

This will definitely be something to watch as most companies often look at the market for latest processors a step better than the traditional ones we have in the market today. Some have turned to dual processors to maintain their level of competency in computing but it will all reach one point where servers that have to be up and about for the requirements of most companies today have to be taken care of.

The hardware requirements for these servers and desktops are growing rapidly and a lot has to do with the level of technicality that most developed programs are coming out with. With new features, demands and reports required for business efficiency, this has been a recurring trend to which we can see occasional upgrades on the part of business and computer users.

Intel is all set to launch high-end desktops powered by the Intel Core i7 processor, next month. This was disclosed by Kirk B. Skaugen, Vice President, Digital Enterprise Group, General Manager, Server Platforms Group, in the Digital Enterprise Keynote: IA = Embedded + Dynamic, during the recently held Intel Developer Forum (IDF).


Have the AMD Chips Become Reliable?

Dating back to the years when AMD hit the market to serve an alternative processor for people who are wary of high-priced Intel or Celeron processors, it has really been surprising how this alternative processor is making waves in the market today. In fact, I remember one of the key problems that it was overheating, making it advisable to have auxiliary fans to go when you buy a CPU.

Years after this issue was announced, rumor has it that these problems were resolved. In fact, a user no longer needs the traditional auxiliary fans to make sure that proper ventilation will be around and to ensure that no chips will be fried. You can just imagine the problem it had then upon first boot. The chip is practically so hot you might even get a burn from trying to touch it. Then again, if you are not the seasoned PC technician, I don’t think you would dare touch it!

Today, aside from the much ballyhooed eco-friendly chips that they are tagging along to make it marketable, I still have my reservations as far as reliability is concerned. The ability of the AMD chip to provide the necessary support that normal computer processes would normally require.

But so far, the feedback on the demand for it is at a standstill. There is no telling if AMD technology has indeed grown beyond the overheating era. Surely there has been improvement but it may go as far as checking out your heat sink to see if there has been improvements to this line of processors.

First Eco-Chip Shipped by Intel

Technology is not far behind from what is in demand these days and apparently this includes creating peripherals that are in demand. Computer chips and processors are known to be one of the important parts of making technology and computing work and with that, Intel has revealed its first eco-friendly chips, the Xeon processors.

Doing its part towards the global warming phenomena, Intel is sure to get a large demand for these new eco-friendly Xeon chips. It has been customary to find people always wanting to be the first in having these new gifts of technology and with chips being at the forefront, all else is bound to follow as far as bundling and making these things available in the market.

Servers and common desktops are bound to be the main flagship of these new Intel processors and surely, both private and commercial groups in need of upgraded and eco-friendly technology are bound to see what this new installment offered by Intel truly has to offer.

The latest processors include three quad-core products: X5492, X5470, and L5430. The fastest of the chips has a clock speed of 3.4 GHz, while the low-voltage version uses 50 watts of power per core. The fourth new processor is the X5270, which runs as low as 80 watts with frequencies as high as 3.5 GHz.

The chips are aimed at manufacturers of workstations, blade servers, and mainstream servers, and are drop-in compatible with existing Intel dual-processor platforms that have been in the market since 2006. “Customers using these new Xeon processors will not only benefit from greater performance and energy efficiency within existing platforms, but they will be the very first to use Intel’s halogen-free technology,” Kirk Skaugen, VP and general manager of Intel’s server platforms group