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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by urmymom, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. urmymom

    urmymom Member

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    i am in the market for a new computer. i have a pentium 4 and i have always believed in pentium. there are so many new chips out there dual core, amd anthlon, etc.

    what is the recommend now a days?

    jackie
     
  2. Waymon3X6

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    Whats your budget? If you just want to buy a cpu, you need to know what your mobo can support. What socket is it?

    The best cpu out there is the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850, which costs about $1000 USD. There are other good ones, like the duel cores, which go for around $200
     
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    Whats your budget? If you just want to buy a cpu, you need to know what your mobo can support. What socket is it?

    what is a mobo?????


    The best cpu out there is the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850, which costs about $1000 USD. There are other good ones, like the duel cores, which go for around $200

    i was looking at a dell intel pentium dual core processor

    i was always told to stay away from centrino and stick with pentium

    now i see.....

    pentium dual-core
    amd anthlon 64 x2 dual core
    intel core 2 duo processor


    the computer will be used for medical transcription, sending and receiving files over the internet and playing music, etc.

    the computer i am looking at seems to be a good deal.

    dell 530
    pentium dual core processor
    1gb memory
    160gigi hard drive

    dont know what else is in there.

    thanks for any advice
     
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    Waymon3X6 Regular member

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    hmm, pentium duel cores are ok, but core 2 duos are better and newer. If that dell pc you suggested has vista on it, I strongly recommend you get one with another gig of ram. 2 gigs will make it run A LOT faster.

    Btw, out of the pentium duel cores, the Athlon 64x2 and the core 2 duos, the core 2 duos are the best. Oh, and a mobo is just short for a motherboard.
     
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    I bought the same Dell those pentium dual core processor's (e2140,e2160 and e2180)are based on core 2 architecture but with only 1 MB of cache and the Inspiron 530 can be upgraded to the E6850 core2duo which is what i did with my Vostro 200.
     

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