Why use decade old PC hardware

I recommend building LGA775-based PCs When most tech ethusiasts are hyping the latest and greatest products and showing off their “rigs” that cost well over $1000 USD (sometimes multiple thousands of dollars), I am going to recommend that you build or configure a PC on Intel’s LGA775 platform with a Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad processor. One of my favorite CPUs right now The Core 2 Duo E8400 sells for less than $10 on the used market.

First Video

I’m happy to have published my first video. Here’s the embeded video player for LBRY: video on LBRY video on Youtube Hugo is the software that I use to publish the RetroEdge.Tech website. It is a powerful tool. I’m just getting started with how to use it. It really does put the fun back into making websites! The posts are written in MarkDown in any text editor.

Lunduke Social Media

I like Bryan’s approach I watched a video of Bryan Lunduke’s a few days ago. In it he talked about why he was quitting social media. I really like a lot of what he had to say, even though I won’t be completely quitting social media. My goal is to use Twitter less. I’ll be doing that by “microblogging” on my own website instead of just on Twitter. Here’s my reasoning for that, in question form: If I can write it on Twitter and publish, why can’t I publish it on my own website?

Sharpie Profile Pic

Small Steps Getting started Launching something new is challenging. I want to get things just right. The desire to have good results often keeps me from starting at all. That’s a problem. Pictured is a DIY profile picture for RetroEdge.Tech. I am working with a designer to have an icon-like graphic made for the RetroEdge.Tech website, but I’d like to get started right away. I actually took the above picture to send to the graphic designer as a reference for what I was looking for in a logo.

Upgrading Dell Vostro 200

The Dell Vostro 200 is a great example of a Core 2 Duo computer on the LGA775 platform. It’s easy to get these second hand or in the electronics recycling bin. Vostro is a business class brand from Dell, but it’s a step down from their Optiplex line and uses the same parts and styling as some of their Inspiron models. The Vostro 200 is almost identical to the Inspiron 530 and uses the same motherboard with different firmware.

ThinkStation E30

The workstation that is a desktop computer The ThinkStation E30 is very much like a ThinkCentre desktop computer or most other business class desktop computers based on the Intel platform. The E30 has an LGA1155 cpu socket, like most business class desktop computers released around the same time, while the ThinkStation S30 has an LGA2011 socket. In most ways, you can think of the E30 as a regular desktop that can accept E3 Xeon processors and ECC memory (but not registered memory modules).

Upgrading a ThinkStation S30

The S30 is a workstation on the Intel LGA2011 platform, allowing it to be upgraded with a variety of Xeon E5 processors. Lenovo Support Page I upgraded mine to 128GB of memory.