[ubuntu-uk] New computer nightmare!

Steve Cook 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).
> Rob
> * 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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