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Re: [Xen-users] HTPC + DUAL PC In one

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  • From: Gordan Bobic <gordan@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:13:42 +0100
  • Delivery-date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:13:51 +0000
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xen.org>

On 07/17/2014 01:31 PM, J. Roeleveld wrote:
On Thursday, July 17, 2014 02:12:22 PM lee wrote:

 > >> "Fast", "low power consumption" and "low budget" are somewhat mutually

 > >> exclusive, especially when you add several graphics cards.

 > >

 > > The old dogma says: "Cheap, fast, reliable - pick any two."


 > Cheap and fast?  How would that go together?

Easy, take an old Intel 386, overclock it to run at 1Ghz and cool it
using liquid nitrogen. (Has been done)

Was reliable, until the coolant ran out....

That's a bit of an exaggeration. A 386 is not capable of running at anywhere near 1GHz due to path lengths inside the chip. I recall one of the most recent production 486 chips being clocked to 250MHz (fastest production model was about 133MHz IIRC) using liquid nitrogen, which worked fine - until the last of nitrogen evaporated.

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