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March 5, 2008

Gentoo with an Intel DQ35MP Motherboard

Filed under: Hardware — Tags: , , , , , , — Dennis @ 4:39 pm

I’m slightly sad to see my old radeon 9600 card with Compiz being obsoleted. My motherboard in that machine shorted out somewhere and I was left with a bricked machine. Since the product was essentially about 5 years old, I decided to go ahead and buy new equipment. I’m now the proud owner of an Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 with an Intel DQ35MP Motherboard. I copied my old hard drive data to a new drive and am back up and running without a lot of headaches.

What better opportunity to explain how to get Gentoo working on this hardware. (more…)

October 13, 2007

Customize your laptop speed for temperature and performance

Filed under: Hardware — Tags: , , , , , , — Dennis @ 3:11 pm

I while ago, I found a great article on Slashdot that shows how Windows XP manages variable speed CPUs. Well, at least it applies to Intel Speedstep technology. If you have an Intel processor (like the Core 2 Duo T7200 in my laptop), you can take full advantage of the different CPU frequency algorithms to get the desired performance from your machine.

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