Looking for advice for powerful CPU to deal with Excel Spreadsheets! :-)

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by SCGrounds, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. Intel_man

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    I'm just illustrating situations where Excel can be a problem with ram usage.

    Personally, I've seen instrumentation equipment data dump into excel file formats and they produce tens of thousands of lines of data. They're a pain to deal with. Especially troublesome if you need to plot graphs to find trends.

    Not if you're on that sweet 10GbE network. ;)
     
  2. Darren

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    40G backbone or bust :p
     
  3. Intel_man

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    Yeah but are there any NICs that even get to those speeds?
     
  4. Darren

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    I know our hardware has some, with breakout cables to 4x10GB frequently used.

    https://www.cdw.com/product/netapp-2pt-40gbe-qsfp-pcie-nic/4936216

    The NIC into the client? Less likely, although I bet some high end stuff has it. Was mainly meant in jest. :D
     
  5. ssal

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    For a period of time, I worked for major corporation and was issued "business grade" workstation and desktop. Those machines cost 3x what I paid for similar machines I used at home. They had compatible processor and ram. The laptop had heavier casing for the corporate warrior to bank around. Other than that, they were the same internally. I don't know about paying for support from HP and Compaq. When I had problem, it is always the corporate IT who came around to swap out the components or reimage the drive.

    When I owned my own business for 10 years, it was all "comsumer" grade equipment. And we had not a singular failure with around 8 pieces of PC/laptops.
     
  6. revolution221

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    Compaq, THERE's a name I havn't heard in a while
    Are they even still around?
     
  7. ssal

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    Compaq was pretty big in the business world. They were the forefront maker of laptops.
    They were bought by HP and integrated into the company.
     
  8. revolution221

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    Apparently their stuff lasted too
    My parents still (to my chagrin) use one they bought in 2004 with windows xp and a pentium 4, only thing they ever did to it was add ram
     
  9. Intel_man

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    That's what I would expect.

    Support packages from HP would probably deal with your IT department.
     
  10. ssal

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    I don't think it dumps it into "an Excel file". It might have option to be in Excel format. But I bet it also gives you option to open in ascii or text file which you can read into a database file without Excel.
     
  11. Intel_man

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    Nope, it was offered in a .xlsx file format. I'm sure if I tried to open in notepad, it might've worked. However, I needed to graph that data to analyze it. Either way, I needed to use Excel to open it.
     

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