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onDvine
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[Chat] New computer

I got a Dell XPS 8500 which was delivered yesterday. It's kinda overkill for my other uses but maybe I won't be the slowest here, anymore. If so, it won't be by as much.

It's on line (using it now) but not set up and stable to add F@H yet.
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CONGRATS on your new 'puter "D"!

May it bring you years & years of service, and Team Helix closer to that cure!!

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Great...enjoy.


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said by onDvine:

I got a Dell XPS 8500 which was delivered yesterday. It's kinda overkill for my other uses but maybe I won't be the slowest here, anymore. If so, it won't be by as much.

It's on line (using it now) but not set up and stable to add F@H yet.

Looks pretty HOT to me!

Enjoy your Dell!
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Congrat's, you will be rocking and rolling, eating up those Gromacs like me with the wife's breaded pork chops!


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said by jaynick:

Congrat's, you will rocking and rolling, eating up those Gromacs like me, with the wife's breaded pork chops!

You fold with your wife's Pork Chops? WOW!
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onDvine
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said by jaynick:

... you will rocking and rolling, eating up those Gromacs ...

So it really is a decently fast machine, relatively speaking?


onDvine
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... Looks pretty HOT to me!

Enjoy your Dell!

Thanks. So, as I wondered above, it should be decently fast.


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said by onDvine:

said by jaynick:

... you will rocking and rolling, eating up those Gromacs ...

So it really is a decently fast machine, relatively speaking?

Yes, I got the wife a DEll XPS 8300 last year with an i7 Sandy Bridge and her's puts my older Core2 duo to shame even with a GPU client. I think yours is the next generation i7 Ivy Bridge. Nice Computer! Even her chops can't make up the difference.


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Enjoy that new computer smell. When the time comes, I think most people agree the Version 7 FAH client is pretty stable now and least problematic to install.

We have several using it now who can help you find it and get it running properly on your new Dell.

I think you're going to be rather amazed at its performance over the older one.
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onDvine
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That's reassuring.


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It'll be fun to be amazed in a positive direction.


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Congrats on your new system! Which processor do you have? i7? That is blazing fast compared to other stuff.


onDvine
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Got the i5. If I wasn't a member of Team Helix, an Inspiron would've been sufficient for the other things I do.


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Congratulations on the new machine!


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Yeah, I understand. I got a refurb video card because of TH and what we do. It is nice to have it, but a cheaper card would otherwise have been fine. Good folks here, working on something together.

Your i5 is more than adequate, it runs circles around everything else. I'm running a Phenom II, which is way behind the new core processors.
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said by signmeuptoo:

... Good folks here, working on something together. ...

Yep, that's for sure.

I'll be happy to run circles around anything! Wonder if Sorto will confirm my suspicion that I truly was (technically still am) slowest.
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Re: [Chat] New computer - very cool!

There may be some who stopped, so its not likely you were really slowest

My quad core seems to unfairly rack up points.
Not the challenge of the much older boxen of the past.
Hopefully the more powerful boxen will deliver victory to our children! (Or sooner!!!)
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onDvine
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said by usa2k:

There may be some who stopped, so its not likely you were really slowest ...

(laughing)


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Re: [Chat] New computer

I don't know about slowest. My few remaining boxen are getting ancient. I won't be looking for anything new for some time now and, even then, depending on some family circumstances and priorities.

They are still meeting their deadlines and chewing everything quite thoroughly, though, so it's all good.
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onDvine
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Thanks for that. Still, multiple old computers are faster than one old computer. Heck, you reach a milestone pretty much daily.


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D, the i5 is MORE than adequate!

NOTHING shadows an i5, for folding ('sept maybe an i7) but, not by much!!

Seriously, they are BLAZIN' fast, for F@H, or/and anything else!

It's a VERY capable processor, and will serve you & Team Helix SPLENDIDLY!!

Once again, CONGRATS!
You won't be disappointed!
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Don't feel too slow, I've still got a 1.33ghz, T-Bird folding on a Linux machine...


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When I looked up the XPS8500, it was shown with an i7, but looks like they come with an i5 also. The i5 will be blazing for you! More than adeguate! Great move!


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That looks like a very good choice to me. The i5 is a very capable processor while still being at a sensible price-point.
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»www.youtube.com/watch?v=izqmQroEkOY


hehehe.... you can find anything in YouTube.
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I appreciate everyone's reassurances. My husband made the final choices after getting my input. He understands hardware and I don't.

Finally after almost two years on Team Helix, he looked at the Stanford University, etc., info about what we do here. Then he decided to get a machine we both know is beyond what I'd normally need. I married a good guy back in '78.
said by PeteC2:

That looks like a very good choice to me. The i5 is a very capable processor while still being at a sensible price-point.

A friend in another forum said he didn't feel the difference in performance between the i7 and the i5 was worth the price difference. Glad you agree with him.


onDvine
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I saved the link. Thank you.


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said by onDvine:

I saved the link. Thank you.

Good! Just remember ...

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Congrats on your new computer!

I too, am looking to get a new computer sometime later this summer.