Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs

As I joined the new PC party a month or two ago, I am rocking 2nd Gen i5 – Sandy Bridge CPU.  The 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge chips came out recently and have been tested to show that the reason for higher temps than the last gen, is because shitty thermal compound in use under the heat spreader.

Bad start to a new GPU line, where a few cents for better compound could have really made the release more interesting.  For now, if you get an Ivy fab chip, know what you are in for.

Windows XP and Installshield errors

I don’t really have a fix for the error currently, but certainly wanted to share that I will not miss InstallShield and XP having a shit fit.  2 XP machines trip on the install and say the source file is bad, while same install runs fine on Win 7.

Same installer runs fine on other machines, so another XP rig in the wild with borked install.  I do have me a love/hate relationship with Win XP.  Really looking forward to getting them out of my office.