Chapter 12. Building a High-Performance PC


Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

 --Aldous Huxley


Can a computer be too fast? If you laughed when you read that question, I don’t blame you one bit. After all, we’ve all spent the vast majority of our computing careers cursing at machines that are too slow. Wouldn’t it be nice if, for once, our programs opened in just a few seconds instead of a few tens of seconds? Wouldn’t it be great if our documents saved in the blink of an eye? Wouldn’t it just make your day for windows to redraw without delay, for spreadsheets ...

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