Sunday, February 20, 2005

When I'm x64

"Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty-four" --The Beatles, When I'm Sixty-Four

I built up a system for a friend of mine, who really needed an upgrade, using some of my old parts, giving me an excuse to upgrade myself. Half-Life 2 had just recently arrived in the mail, with which my old system was struggling a little. After quite a bit of effort and frustration, my new AMD Athlon 64 3500+ is now chugging away, processing 64 little ones and zeros at a time. Half-Life 2 is now running like a dream.

Incidentally, next year Sir Paul McCartney I believe will be turning sixty-four, a long time since Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band came out; long before I was even conceived of. The strange thing is, that when I inevitably turn sixty-four, this new computer will be but the distant memory of a technological antiquity.

The new box


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