[rescue] Seeking opinions: change my desktop machine?
lionel4287 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 20:25:03 CST 2010
On Feb 24, 2010, at 1:14 PM, John Floren <slawmaster at gmail.com> 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.
I'd lean towards the dual processor box, as it can accomodate two
execution threads at one time, and modern (current) OS are always
wanting to do more than one thing at a time.
More RAM would absolutely help, the more the merrier IMHO, but I take
it you are trying to upgrade with zero out-of-pocket expense. If you
were closer I'd open my spare parts bin to you, but I'm guessing you
are not in the USA...
If you could spend even a little money you could really increase your
speed... 1.2 GHz even times two isn't much these days when running
At $WORK we use 2.8 GHz P4 systems, most with 2 Gig of RAM running XP
Pro and they are fine, but our Core 2 Duos or even just hyperthreading
P4s make a huge difference. ($WORK is a K-12 public school district)
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