My Dream PC By: Allis a Rocklitz After perusing the isles amongst isles of desktop computers at CompUSA I found myself drawn to the Sony desktops. SONY is a high quality brand name and has shown me throughout the years that anything and everything they create seems to be a winner. Eventually I decided to get one that was practical in size and powerful enough to handle the most strenuous projects. I ended up decide ding on the Sony VAIO RA 834 G Minitower.
The components in this PC were more than I needed for a price I just couldn’t resist. This particular computer also intrigued me because of its processor. The processor is a common one, an Intel Pentium 4. I like that Sony decided to stick with Intel, since they are an American brand. The exact processor they used is the Intel Pentium 4 3. 6 Ghz 560 J with HT Technology.
The Hyper threading technology is very helpful and I’m glad they decided to use it because it really makes multi-tasking even with complex software faster and more efficient and significantly cuts down on the lag. The 3. 6 Gigahertz processor is very very fast and can handle even the most multifaceted functions. The bus speed is also very impressive coming out with a total of 800 solid Megahertz’s. This is an extremely fast bus speed considering it only has one successor the 1066 Mhz speed. The motherboard chip set also is made by Intel.
It is a well put together chip set that runs very well with the ram chosen for this computer. Sony chose the Intel 915 P Express Chipset which runs the PC 3200 DDR SDRAM at an harmonious 400 Mhz. I was also very excited that they chose the Double Data Ram as oppose to the normal SDRAM. The computer comes with a 1 GB stick of ram, however, I am going to add another stick of Kingston 1 Gb ram to max out the ram capacity at 2 gigabytes. And since it’s DDR its going to be running like it has 4 GB’s of SDRAM. The hard drive is a very hefty one with almost 400 gigabytes of space.
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However after researching the PC closer I learned that it actually contains two 160 GB drives configured with RAID 0. The two drives both run at 7, 200 RPM’s which is also pretty good. I also picked this computer because it has a long list of card slots that would work perfectly with any type of media I might need to use. Here’s the list: Compact Flash Card IBM MicroDrive Memory Stick Memory Stick Duo Memory Stick Pro SmartMedia Card Secure Digital (SD) /MMC xD-Picture Card I’m not purchasing a monitor because this computer comes with a TV in / out on the video card which is a NVIDIA Ge Force Go 6600 so that I can use my T. V. as a computer monitor with a wireless mouse and keyboard.
It has 128 MB so it should be able to handle pretty much any program or game you throw at it. The computer comes with a Intel High Definition (HD) Audio so I’ll be purchasing a 7. 1 speaker set for the optimum in sound quality. A wireless network card is built in as well as a regular network card for those of you who don’t have wireless yet. In conclusion this computer will be a very impressive piece of machinery and will be running on Microsoft Windows XP Home edition.