[rescue] Seeking opinions: change my desktop machine?

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Wed Feb 24 12:56:58 CST 2010

John Floren wrote:
> Right now, my desktop is a 1.8 GHz AMD with 512 MB of RAM. It's a dog,
> even running Linux. I just rescued a 2x1.2Ghz AMD system; should I
> take the RAM, hard drive, and video card out of my desktop and stick
> them in the new machine, making that my new desktop box? I'm wondering
> what your opinions are on the tradeoff, i.e. 1.8 GHz vs. 2 1.2 GHz
> processors.
> John

What is the memory bandwidth of one vs. the other?


1. can you add more RAM to the system
2. what kind of tasks do you do?  If single-thread tasks like Firefox
web surfing, keep the 1.8; if you run a lot of stuff at the same time,
get the 2 CPUs.


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