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amd processor speed and RAM

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by kinza, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. kinza

    kinza Regular member

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    I can't decide whether to get an Athlon XP or Athlon 64 processor, what speed the processor should be, and how much RAM I need. I don't play any games but I do some video/photo editing, video/sound/ encoding, and use a lot of office related programs. If this helps any, I want Adobe Reader to load in less than five seconds. Please help.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    get the 939 socket board & cpu so you can have future cpu upgades that you won't get with the socket 754 boards that have or will be discontinued
     
  3. kinza

    kinza Regular member

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    thanks, now i should get athlon 64. can u tell me what speed and how much ram? by the way, if this isn't asking too much, what are your pc specs and what do usually do on your pc?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    go with what you can afford. my system right now is a p4-2.4 celeron prescott cpu, 512meg ddr, 80gig hd soon to be 160gig, 52x cdburner, dvdrom with win98se. use it as a tool to fix other computers
     
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    kinza Regular member

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    thanks for your help. that's why i have to post so many times about this topic. i don't know what speed i need to do these everyday tasks. if someone could just tell me.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    go with the 3000 upto the 3500 & get 512meg of ram
     
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    kinza Regular member

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    ok, thanks a lot ddp.
     
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    why do you still use win98se ddp? I personally hate XP, but am forced to use it due to new programs that only run on it. But I am a DIE-HARD fan of win2000 Pro. That is by FAR the most stable win OS i've ever seen. My server's got 2000 and has run for almost 4 years continuously
     
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    i can do things on the dos side that you can't do with ntfs & most of my customers use win98se with some with winme, a couple with win2k & the rest xp or home
     
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    djscoop, do you do any video editing? is your cpu's speed sufficient?
     
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    okay I thought you probably used dos.

    I do a lot of audio editing (Pro Tools) and a moderate amount of video editing (usually Premiere Pro, sometimes Avid Xpress). My 1800 is overclocked to a 2200, and it can render video files quite quickly actually. I'm very statisfied with it. I actually do more rendering with audio editing. I can run two real-time audio plugins (RTAS) one each of 32 audio tracks simultaneously and the computer will keep up no problems.
     
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    thanks
     

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