#7
fast enough for what?

You're not gunna be playing crysis with all the settings on max, for example...
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#8
Why get a 64-bit OS? I know it has like 4GB+ RAM, but I've always found 64-bit OS' troublesome...
#9
Quote by KingJustinian25
Its fine since it's a duo core. If it was not a duo core it wouldn't be that fast...


so a good deal considering the rest of the spec?

how would this compare to a non dual core with 3 ghz?

Sorry for the noobish questions
#11
Quote by Kyle.E
Why get a 64-bit OS? I know it has like 4GB+ RAM, but I've always found 64-bit OS' troublesome...

I think this "64 bit gives you troubles" talk is bologna. I've been running 64 bit Vista for years without a single issue. No driver problems, no crashes, no hangs, nothing. I also built my own PC.
#13
Seems pretty low to me, but for 400 pounds I guess you get what you pay for.

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#14
Quote by phat104u
I think this "64 bit gives you troubles" talk is bologna. I've been running 64 bit Vista for years without a single issue. No driver problems, no crashes, no hangs, nothing. I also built my own PC.


all the vista home premium stuff comes with a free upgrade to windows 7 which microsoft say is a lot better.

Could be worth a try
#16
Quote by inlovewithmusic
how much ram does it have ...i couldnt find it on the page



4gb so no problem there
#19
Quote by Dirge Humani
The CPU might limit the maximum potential you get out of that RAM though.

This... I'd have a hard time going for anything less than 2GHz these days.

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#20
Quote by Chilli 3000
so a good deal considering the rest of the spec?

how would this compare to a non dual core with 3 ghz?

Sorry for the noobish questions


it wont compare to a 3ghz dual core. its about half the speed, and the bus speed is going to be lower. its gonna be fast, but you will notice a BIG difference. especially if you ever try to do anything intensive on it, IE, gaming, recording.

recording should do fine, but you will definitely notice a difference.
#21
at least 2ghz would be preferable but it will do well
I have the same Dell laptop with a Core 2 Duo that runs at 2ghz and I rarely go above 70% cpu useage, only while video editing

Quote by beneharris
it wont compare to a 3ghz dual core. its about half the speed, and the bus speed is going to be lower. its gonna be fast, but you will notice a BIG difference. especially if you ever try to do anything intensive on it, IE, gaming, recording.

recording should do fine, but you will definitely notice a difference.

he said NON-DUAL CORE
a dual core at 1.8ghz would be slightly faster than a single core at 3ghz
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#23
Quote by justinb904
at least 2ghz would be preferable but it will do well
I have the same Dell laptop with a Core 2 Duo that runs at 2ghz and I rarely go above 70% cpu useage, only while video editing


he said NON-DUAL CORE
a dual core at 1.8ghz would be slightly faster than a single core at 3ghz


oooh, mis read it!
#24
yeah people aren't realizing 1.8 DUO CORE isn't bad at all... they all probably think its a single core.

I have a 2.4 duo core and it does anything I want it to.. Oblivion of full settings easy. (Obviously it depends on ram and videocard too). You'll be fine with that for almost anything you want to do.
#25
Quote by KingJustinian25
yeah people aren't realizing 1.8 DUO CORE isn't bad at all... they all probably think its a single core.

I have a 2.4 duo core and it does anything I want it to.. Oblivion of full settings easy. (Obviously it depends on ram and videocard too). You'll be fine with that for almost anything you want to do.

There is a BIG difference between 2.4 and 1.8. a 25% difference, in fact.
#26
Quote by Dirge Humani
There is a BIG difference between 2.4 and 1.8. a 25% difference, in fact.

But not everyone needs to play Oblivion on full settings... I'm assuming hes using it for everyday use, and maybe like moderate gaming.