Grandpa's corner

grandpa's corner for 3D, programming and sweet memories

Category: Windows

Upgrading my PC

I have done a heavy upgrading lately. The mother board was a MSI type with an AM2+ processor socket, so I started up with buying a new AMD processor, AMD X4 Phenom II 3.4 GHz. The old motherboard (with AMD 2+) should support the new AMD 3 processor, right? Unfortunately not the one I bought, needed too much power 🙁

I am a retired programmer, not a millionaire, but after another month I could afford a new motherboard, ASUS Crosshair III Formula, and Corsair XMS 3 (DDR3) 1333 MHz memory, and Corsair Water cooling kit (processor only). This time I got 7.4 and 7.5 in Windows Experience Index (processor and memory) 🙂

My old hard disk showed 5.9 on the same speed index so after another month I bit the bullet and bought a SuperTalent SSD disk, PowerColor Radeon HD 5870 graphics card and CoolerMaster 1000W PS. This time I got (from top to bottom) the score 7.4, 7.5, 7.8, 7.8 and 7.1 in Windows Experience Index. WOW 🙂

I was still not quite satisfied, and after fiddling around with BIOS and Registry setting, I managed to increase the hard disk index to 7.3. Now I am satisfied 🙂

windows experience index

windows experience index


Command Prompt Window

command-prompt windowAre you like me, tired of looking for the command-prompt window? Just make a short-cut on your desktop.

Goto (for W7 64 bits): All-Programs–>Accessories–>Command-Prompt, right-click and select “Send-to”–>Desktop.

Command window is for old-timers? If you are using languages like Python, you will need it several times a day, just take a look at my section about Panda Game Engine and Python (yet to come, feb. 2010).


My first real post

Reorganized the menubar, added “Tips & Tricks” and added a page “XP Boot Sequence”. That’s some info I found around 2004, but as far as I can see, this site is no longer on the air.
See page: XP Boot Sequence

– grandpa –

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