Picking the right harwared to run FC3 on.

RoboticGolem roboticgolem at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 01:31:49 UTC 2004


On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 12:30:38 -0500, Mathew S. Nowend
<mathewnowend at swfla.rr.com> wrote:
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> Hi all, 
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> Well here is a question or decision that I am in need of help with.  I am
> going to list out the specs of 4 machines that I now have and I need 
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> Help picking which machine is the best for running FC3 on.  I know that the
> most powerful is always the best.  But since some of the machines 
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> Have new hardware I am not sure what kind of troubles I am going to run
> into.  My goal is to not have to dual boot the machine but  have it as a
> true 
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> FC3 box.  Thanks for your help and advice. 
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> Mathew S. Nowend. 
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> Laptop 1. 
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> PIII 800 
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> 192 Ram 
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> 30 gig hd 
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> 12" screen 
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> Dvd drive 
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> Integrated NIC/sound/modem 
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> 32 meg intel graphics 
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> Laptop 2 
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> Inspiron 8600 M 
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> Pentium M 1.8 ghz 
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> 2 gig ram 
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> 60 gig hd 
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> Dvd/cdrw combo drive 
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> Broadcom integrated NIC/modem 
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> Ac'97 sound 
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> NVIDIA ge force go 5200 64 meg video card 
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> 15.4" WUXGA screen 
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> Laptop 3 
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> XPS 
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> Pentium 4 3.4ht 
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> 60 gig hard drive 
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> Dvd/dvdr-w 
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> 128 meg ATI radeon 9700 
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> 15.4" WUXGA screen 
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> Integrated broadcom NIC/modem 
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> Integrated AC'97 sound 
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> 2 gig RAM 
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> Wireless G Notebook adapter 
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> Box 4 
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> Pentium 4 3.0ht 
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> 1 gig ram 
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> 17" Flat panel 
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> 128 mb PCI ATI Radeon x300 
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> 160 gb SATA drive 
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> Intel pro 100mb NIC 
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> 16x dvd 
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> 16x dvd +/- rw 
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> Sound blaster live 24 bit audio card 
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> Wireless-G PCI apadter 
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> I am debating if I want to keep a windows box handy just to have.  Any
> suggestions here would be much appreciated. 
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> Is it also worth turning one machine into acting just as a firewall?  Or a
> firewall/web server? (Still getting prices on static ip's) 
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> Thanks for all your help again, 
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> Mathew S. Nowend 
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Here's my 2 cents:

My friend has that Inspiron 8600 (M?) and fc3 runs great on it.  He's
had no problems that I know of.  Outside of that, I have no idea.

-Matt




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