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Tech Glossary Terms ?

by jkwilly / May 24, 2006 1:02 AM PDT

Good Day,
I know laugh at the newbiee.. however I have the following system on order and am waiting for it to arrive. eMachines T6524 AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2GHz / 1GB DDR / 200GB HDD / Dual Layer DVD

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Some decoding....
by steve749 / May 24, 2006 8:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Tech Glossary Terms ?

Ok, so let's break down what you are getting into a few different pieces here:

Model #: eMachines T6524
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2GHz
HD: 200GB capicity
Optical drive: Dual Layer DVD

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Thanks JB
by jkwilly / May 24, 2006 10:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Some decoding....

Thanks JB,
I'm getting the system for a fair price..from Tigerdirect. I'm looking forward to the challenge of trying to understand all this "TECH" I've seen both good & bad comments on this system CNET seems to have given it a 7 of 10. Looking forward to getting the biggest bag for my buck with further research. Once again thanks for your kind & knowledgeable reply.


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gamer upgrades
by linkit / May 24, 2006 2:53 PM PDT
In reply to: Tech Glossary Terms ?

That ''ATI Radeon Xpress 200'' is not a dedicated video card. It is video circuitry integrated into the motherboard that uses some of the slower system memory (RAM).

To make the system a good gaming computer, many have added a dedicated video card (one that has its own very fast memory) to the empty PCI Express X16 slot in the motherboard and disabled the onboard video. This also means that they install a higher Wattage power supply unit (PSU) to handle the video card.

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Biggest bang for my $$$
by jkwilly / May 24, 2006 3:34 PM PDT
In reply to: gamer upgrades

Thanks for the explanation and advice. I'm looking forward to playing with the system and with a little help from CNET forums getting the big bang for my $$
thanks again


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