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Subject:Re: PC Processing Power (was Home Alone) From:"Kristine J. Olberg" <kjolberg -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 27 Mar 1997 22:15:02 -0600
Ron, I use a Pentium 100 MHz with 16MB RAM. I run some pretty high powered
apps on my machine, and I think I don't begin to touch the processing power
of the CPU. The RAM and hard disk, however, are another story. I've maxed
out a 1.2GB hard drive and the disk I/O seems very slow. I also run up
against RAM shortages once in awhile.
I recently considered upgrading to a 200 MHz but decided to upgrade my RAM,
hard drive, and CD-ROM drive instead.
> From: Ron Sering CDS <ronaldse -at- MANX -dot- CDS -dot- TEK -dot- COM>
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: PC Processing Power (was Home Alone)
> Date: Thursday, March 27, 1997 1:34 PM
> Mitch Berg made reference to his P100 home PC. I'm now in the market for
a new machine myself, and as usual the older technology is vastly less
expensive than top of the line. Is the performance of a Pentium 120 or 133
still adequate for tech writing tasks, such as help or web page
development, or CBT applications?
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