Tech Specs

I'm putting up a tech specs page because, as is tradition, Berry makes me Blog.

My current machine was bought in 2010.  It handles my needs well, the most system intensive thing I run on it is SL. It had a dual-core CPU..that quad-core upgrade I was thinking about?  I did it.

It's a HP/Compaq CQ5320F 

It's got an upgraded 2.8GHz quad-core CPU. I've also upgraded to 4GB of RAM which is the max that it can handle sad to say.   I've installed an EVGA GT640 SC (the rev 2. GT640 with GDDR5) and a 550W Cooler Master power supply.  I run Linux, specifically Fedora 22 64-bit.  My monitor is actually a 22" Vizio HDTV (that sits on my desk) so I run SL at 1920x1080.  I've been running SL on widescreen monitors since 2008, first 1280x800 (former windows laptop),  and then 1440x900 (my previous HDTV).

I'm usually running one of LL's Beta releases as my viewer.  It usually runs somewhere in the mid 20's in framerate.  It should be higher, this system has better specs than Berry's old system and she was running higher FPS than I do. Haven't figured out why though I am running at 256 draw not 64 like she does.

SL crashes fairly regularly for me, but I'm usually testing a beta so that's expected.  LL's regular releases for Linux are much more stable.  Crashes are usually caused by being in a very busy region and camming around.   That said, when it doesn't crash I can stay in SL for hours on end without much problem.  I'm usually running other applications alongside SL, usually my terminal and Firefox (with several tabs open) at a minimum.  Application crashes don't take the system down on Linux, though I have seen an SL crash take down "X" as well, though not in a few years.


SL doesn't get along with GPU accelerated Flash/Video or using any other accelerated application at the same time like Minecraft.  SL wants everything for itself.  So I try to not run such things.

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