[ubuntu-uk] New computer nightmare!
yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 14 22:54:28 GMT 2008
On Fri, 2008-03-14 at 19:53 +0000, Rob Beard wrote:
> 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!
I most admit they are getting quite cheap, to the point where it's very
hard not be able to justify them.
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