UALOneKPlus wrote:Thanks again for the tip, cfitz.
UALOneKPLus wrote:I now have my Nero 6 serial # awaiting to be installed on a more stable version of the software.
Sounds like a lot of us are taking that strategy.
BTW - you have dual processor P3 PC's??
I never knew anyone with dual CPU's before. Does it make a huge difference in speed? Is it faster than a P4 machine?
Someone else asked me that recently as well. The answer is: no, it isn't that big a deal and certainly nothing to be envious about. This is an older system with dual 1 GHz P3 processors, 133 MHz FSB, 512 MByte SDRAM and an el-cheapo ATI RAGE XL 4 MByte PCI
video card. Not exactly the stuff that gamers and over-clockers dream of...
Moreover, a big majority of consumer programs aren't written to take advantage of multiple processors, so it really looks like a single processor 1 GHz P3 box to those programs.
I'm sure there are plenty of single processor P4 boxes out there that can run rings around this thing. Here are some Sandra 2003.7.9.73 benchmark results if you want to see how badly your computer can beat up on mine:
CPU Arithmetic Benchmark:
Dhrystone ALU = 5381 MIPS
Whetstone FPU = 2643 MFLOPS
CPU Multi-Media Benchmark:
Integer iSSE = 9986 it/s
Float iSSE = 13017 it/s
File System Benchmark:
Drive Index = 17880 kB/s
Memory Bandwidth Benchmark:
RAM Bandwidth Int Buff iSSE = 630 MB/s
RAM Bandwidth Float Buff iSSE = 671 MB/s
Cache & Memory Benchmark:
peak rate = 14544 MB/s
One nice thing it has is a hardware RAID controller that I have set up with two 40 GByte hard drives set up in RAID 1 (mirror) configuration for redundancy. It saved me a couple of weeks ago when one drive failed. I just got a replacement drive, swapped it for the bad drive, rebuilt the array by copying the data from the good drive to the new drive, and continued on my way without any data loss.