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Windows 7: Best deals of the day

02 Dec 2013   #511
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
I was looking at the specs on that AMD. Mercy, I think I could heat my barn with that thing.
That is why I said Northern States where winter lasts 9 months, it'll heat your home like a plasma TV.


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03 Dec 2013   #512
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I am curious as to why AMD is going in that direction. The focus recently has been towards more energy efficient processors.
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03 Dec 2013   #513
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I am curious as to why AMD is going in that direction. The focus recently has been towards more energy efficient processors.
My guess would be that this is the only way to beef up a 32nm CPU. AMD does not seem to use 22nm or 18nm yet.
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03 Dec 2013   #514
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Apparently as has been proven by overclockers here on Seven Forums a regular 4Ghz FX 8350 can get to5Ghz with the correct fiddling (black magic art over clocking, too much trouble for me) cooling, patience and over clocking skills. These were really expensive and I scoffed at them when they came out. They are now on sale at regular money but I just purchased an FX-8350 4Ghz part with "normal for AMD" power consumption. The "super" chips only have a 1 year warrany and no doubt put a tremendous load on the motherboard and power supply for what? A few extra Mhz and a tremendous amount of heat. They are a waste of money IMHO but there will always be someone who wants the fastest same as the Intel guys who have to have the $1.2 K CPU. It is human nature.
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03 Dec 2013   #515
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are absolutely right. A normal user does not need that power. Even my very standard i7 is hardly ever used to more than 30% and half of my cores are 'parked' most of the time - as to Resource Monitor. The only times I use more CPU power is with video encoding - and even then it depends on the program. I doubt that there are many programs that use 8 cores.

Where you need real muscle is in mathematical modelling or for matrix inversions. But then you need floating point. That's a job for the big boxes.
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04 Dec 2013   #516
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A HP refurbished PC with keyboard and mouse running Windows 8 Professional for $115 wit Promaa Code EMCYTZT4964. That is really a good deal for someone who wants a little PC considering that the Windows 7 OEM license would already cost more.

HP 2GB 160GB HDD Capacity Desktop PC, B Grade, Scratch & Dent Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit DC7900 - Newegg.com
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06 Dec 2013   #517
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Newegg has MBAM Lifetime for $12.95. w/ coupon : EMCWVXP76
Free shipping and no Tax for me.

Newegg.com - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro Lifetime - 1 PC
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07 Dec 2013   #518
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
Newegg has MBAM Lifetime for $12.95. w/ coupon : EMCWVXP76
Free shipping and no Tax for me.

Newegg.com - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro Lifetime - 1 PC
THAT is worth jumping on! Pity I already have all the licenses I need.
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09 Dec 2013   #519
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

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09 Dec 2013   #520
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That's a pretty good deal. I have a Crucial in this machine - works very well.
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