[ubuntu-uk] New computer nightmare!
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Fri Mar 14 19:53:48 GMT 2008
Steve Cook wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-03-14 at 17:01 +0000, Rob Beard wrote:
>> ...you should really aim for a dual core CPU nowadays
Well the cost difference is so small now and with software demanding
more power, why not get one now and not have to upgrade again. Plus it
does make a considerable difference if you're hammering the machine*
You can even get a dual core Celeron now (based on the Core 2 but with a
lot smaller cache) for about £25 to £30. Plus there's the advantage
that the board may take a quad core CPU. Or if you prefer AMD, you can
get a dual core Athlon X2 quite cheap, and if you go for an AM2+
motherboard there's the option there to upgrade to triple or quad cores
(just don't do what I do and leave it running with the fan not working
by accident - it didn't like it).
* Unless you're running HD video, then it only uses single core, then
you can't get a quick enough CPU!
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