Current model Intel Core M's run about 80% of the performance of an i5-5200U, FWIW...I see a convertible tablet thingamajig with a Core M CPU. Is that any good for the Windows or is it slow like the Atomic CPU?
I just assumed anyone on salary would get Friday off, with exceptions for essential services and the retail sector.The 4th of July tends to fall on the 4th of July. Some companies observed it on Friday this year, but not mine. If it falls on a weekend already, what do you need a day off work for?
I just assumed anyone on salary would get Friday off, with exceptions for essential services and the retail sector.
I already drove 400 miles and worked over 40 hours by Thursday. I want my holidays off!
Our company follows the Feds on most holidays, but the total averages nine per year.
There are normally multiple power and ground pins on CPUs. Let's hope you broke one of the redundant pins.So, while cleaning an old layer of thermal paste from the top of a CPU to put another layer on, I accidentally bent a couple pins on it. I reminded myself to stay calm, and grabbed a pair of needle-nose pliers. I know, using a sledgehammer for cracking an egg, yada yada... anyway, I bent them back out, but as I went to place the CPU back in the socket, one of the pins broke off. Now I'm in full-blown panic mode. To replace the CPU is only like $50, as it's nothing more than an Athlon II x4, but that's $50 that I *really* didn't want to have to spend.
In what I thought was a futile effort, I placed it back in the socket and attached the heat-sink on the minuscule off-chance that it did work. I was completely gobsmacked as the computer proceeded to boot up as normal. My hypothesis is that I left just enough of the pin to make a contact with the appropriate point on the motherboard, and that I was exceptionally lucky. Perhaps I only broke an unassigned pin or ground pin? I've also heard that modern CPUs have lots of VCore pins and don't necessarily need them all, so it might have been one of those too.
By the way, this is now my rig. Athlon II x4, 8GB DDR3, same ol' GPU and drives.
I like Civ 5 and it played well on my GTX 560ti at 1600 x 1200.I'm supposed to be coming into some money on my birthday, which is a few days from now, so if I get enough I'm investing in the GTX750Ti and perhaps a Steam gift card to add to my account. Might pick up Civ 5 with it, heard that's a good game and I liked the first one.