Category Archives: Core-i5

Kids Game Build

The goal of this machine was to replace the highly unreliable kids computer (Portable Power Build). First the GPU went, then the HDD started showing errors. Finally the MB voltage started to act up. The net result was that the … Continue reading

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Portable Power Build

Using pieces from upgrades and from good deals, I put together a new “portable computing platform” machine. It started with an employee discount on the Core i7. It gained momentum after the 12GB to 24GB upgrade of the 920 left … Continue reading

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Sandy Bridge Replacement

Today, we [oldest and I] replaced the ASUS P867 motherboard with the brand-new replacement from Newegg.com. The box is labeled “P8P67 Pro New B3 Revision Rev 3.0”. The replacement went very nicely – lots of cables [it is a motherboard, … Continue reading

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Sandy Bridge Assembly

The family assembled the core i5 machine today. The oldest actually connected the last piece (the Sata cable to the 1TB drive, after the OS was installed). Windows 7 experience numbers (out of 7.9): CPU: 7.5, Memory: 7.9, Graphics: 7.5/7.5, … Continue reading

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Sandy Bridge P67 Recall

Today, Intel announced a complete recall of all the P67/H67 chipsets manufactured to date. My motherboard is in shipping from Newegg today. Awesome.

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Core i5 Sandy Bridge Build

Impulsively, I got on the Sandy Bridge bandwagon less than 30 days after release. The motherboard reviews were “not good” (and one had been pulled after 10 days on the market). But, after convincing myself that it was going to … Continue reading

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