There are two computers that costs the same, and I have to choose one of them;
The first computer ;
INTEL P-D LGA775 Dual Core
Intel P-D 805
2 MB Cache
512 RAM (DDR2), 667 MHZ
The second computer:
3.0GHZ (NOT A DUAL CORE), 1024RAM (DDR2), 1 MB Cache, 667 MHZ
Besides these changes, the other parts are all similar:
Motherboard; INTEL GRANT COUNTY 2
Chipest; ATI RADEON XPRESS 200
Video Card; ATI X300 upto 128M PCI-Express
As I’ve already mentioned above, both computers cost the same, and I need to choose the computer with the best performance.
I’ve been told that the dual computer (2.66GHZ) isn’t necessarily faster than the regular one (3.0GHZ) as it all depends on my primary use of a computer.
I am not a gamer, as well as I don’t run simultaneously big-apps consuming lots of CPU. My use of apps is very standard - I’m on Windows and here and there using Linux. That’s all.
So, all in all, it all indicates that I’ll have the better performance out of the 3.0GHZ computer - won’t I?
Btw, the Video Card (ATI X300 upto 128M PCI-Express) is using 128M out of the 1024 RAM (or out of the 512RAM in case of the dual core comp), so although I’m no gamer, it is a waste to have a RAM consuming video card, so I’ll probably add another 50$ and buy FX 6200 256MB DDR2 T.C - is it a good video card?