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New Computer - Gateway GT5636E Core 2 Quad

12/19/07

  10:59:25 am, by The Dreamer   , 159 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Hardware, Computer, Networking

New Computer - Gateway GT5636E Core 2 Quad

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883113042

Core 2 Quad Q6600(2.40GHz) goodness with 2GB of RAM for <$750....has arrived! &#58;&#33;&#58;

Don't know what I'm going to do with it yet...wonder if I should turn it on? Not planning to leave the Vista Home Premium that it came preinstalled with. It'll either be some distro of Linux, I'm thinking of trying Ubuntu Server 7.10....or Solaris (either the Solaris 10 8/07 release or one of the OpenSolaris Express Editions.)

Guess I'll see whether I can resurrect the old Linux box first....will decide if I need to build a machine to read the old drives or not.

Meanwhile it looks like my WiRNS box has eaten itself.....had to quickly reconfigure my network (both gateway routers) and DHCP....and make the ReplayTVs talk directly to DNNA. As soon as I find the old install disc, I'll try repairing the OS. Otherwise, I may have to look into stepping up my Windows upgrade plans. Or make that switch to Mac.

3 comments

Comment from: Dave [Visitor]
Dave

I recently have purchased the same machine (Gateway GT5636E). I’m curious as to what your thoughts are for the overall performance. It was purchased for photo-editing, but I’m a little scared because of the brand/price. For the last 10+ years I’ve been building/upgrading my machines myself so a brand named machine is new to me. Do you know of any good reviews? Also, I was thinking of rolling back to XP, but there are no drivers for the SATA controller from the XP CD (SP2 slipstream or XP 64bit). And they don’t seem to be on Gateway’s site. Do you know who the motherboard maker is? Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks! -Dave

12/27/07 @ 17:00
Comment from: The Dreamer [Member]  

Interesting to hear that rolling back to XP would be a problem. The thought of doing this had crossed my mind, though I probably would’ve sought out a Core 2 Quad box that came preinstalled with XP.

12/28/07 @ 07:36
Comment from: The Dreamer [Member]  

From the specs, the motherboard might be an Intel DG965OT – http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/DG965OT/index.htm

Where they apparently have XP stuff available for it.

Though I’m still leaning towards either trying OpenSolaris or installing Linux on it.

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