[ubuntu-uk] New computer nightmare!

Rob Beard 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 
> Why?
> Steve

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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