Originally Posted by Yazen
Geek squad? Toys?
You're going to see a whole lot of Pentium 4 systems, and those are definitely not toys. Dusty, dirty, ancient machines with burnt PSUs and worn out HDDs. That or you'll get software based issues from MAC users, either way its a PITA!
I know this because I service PCs in the community, they have processors that were unfamiliar to me (wtf is an AMD Revision V2 CPU , I have yet to find a wiki on it).
I hate dirty PCs and Macbooks, servicing them makes things worse. I don't know, you might feel differently
Who knows, you may wind up servicing an Ubuntu system, as of last year I refuse to install any Windows-based system for people with technical difficulties. Takes hours just to locate or even install ancient drivers on a W7 OS.
Ubuntu is easy to navigate through applications, and is virtually impossible to brick without the proper permissions.
Well sadly I know Pentium 4's.... I serviced, cleaned, reconfigured, optimized and fixed A LOT of pentium 4's. I should add that on my PC experince. LOTS of Pentium 4 reconditioning. Gawd Drivers for those things are a pain to and everyone complains that they are slow... OF COURSE ur running Windows Explore 7... so I'm aware of how bad they can b and are
Thanks for sharing that as well, and sadly I'm not Mac Friendly although my job would be running some prelimary tests so the Technicians can service them. I'm still a Customer Service person... just with some pc knowledge! Non the less College will b starting soon and I'll b able to work my way up hopefully!
Interview is tommorow and I just learned something new! I wondered why the many i series cpu's seemed to have 100mhz fsb with a really high multiplier... I still don't entirely know why but the Xeon W3570 is a processor with insanely HIGH fbs and it runs pretty hot I'd imagine... I saw it on a workstation rig... which makes me ask... why isn't there a middle of the road kinda of product. I can understand if your running BIG programs like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign all at the same time [I used to do a little graphic design and the Macs we had sucked, couldn;t handle the work loads] So I can understand why you'd need ALL that Bus speed and bandwith on a work station that would be running a few dozen BIG programs and loading some equally HUGE video or audio files...
but why isn't there a middle of the road processor... for some one who might do some Graphic Designing [which I do from time to time] and some one who does gaming, something that doesn't need as much Bus Speed n power... I will say my i5 handles The ADobes farily well but I never work with anything to massive... I'm going to read up on what the Multiplier is!
dIn addition, I have revised my understanding of north and south bridge, the N bridge is the memory hub, where the Ram and Gpu are copnnected to the Cpu, where as the south bridge is where your periphals are, such as your IDE connections yes?
Edited by Mshenay - 5/14/13 at 4:07pm