Modem / Line speed tests

30 Mb and 5 Mb

Good morning Raleigh! Just had the friendly neighborhood Time Warner Cable guy here at my home office in Raleigh. He was a very friendly helpful guy named Reginald.  Silly modem/router has been bouncing for the last 3 weeks and sometimes knocking me offline for up to 30 minutes at a time. When you live or […]

Dell XPS 8500 – 3 Monitor Setup

MSI Eyefinity R6450

Okay, so the guide says that it is possible.  This particular model shipped with an nVidia GeForce GT 620.  It sounds good on the surface, but discovered that with an i7 processor and 8 (sort of) cores running in this screamer, that this video card is worth a whopping 40 bucks.  Really?  With an i7 […]

Dell XPS X8500 – Time for a new computer

Dell XP 8500 - It Can't Get Here Fast Enough...

I’ve been running an “iBuyPower” machine here for the last couple of years.  It’s not a bad machine at all – with a couple of issues.  This particular machine was probably only $500 and was designated as an entry level gaming machine when I bought it.  Of course what *I* use it for is a […]