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Re: and now, computer questions...

Subject: Re: and now, computer questions...
From: Richard Beels <>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 01:19:25 -0400
I gave up trying to stay current with all the CPU stuff a couple 
years ago.  A PC is so much more than a CPU speed rating.  Bus speed, 
disk speed, size of caches, etc...  video refresh gets more important 
the older you are.

tom's hardware should have a definitive guide on what the true comparisons are.

At 07-09-2005 at 16:43, Shakespearean monkeys danced on's keyboard and said:

>and we are now far afield, but I'm asking anyway, since y'all know 
>everything and you aren't trying to sell me something:
>dual-core (pentium-d) or p4ht?
>I've googled enough to understand what's going on, and I've seen the 
>reviews, I'm asking more like is dual-core going to be the sony 
>beta, and I should stick with p4ht or not?  am I better off with 
>p4ht, dollar-for-for dollar, etc.?
>the p-d seems to run slightly slower (2.8 vs. 3.6) but I don't game 
>that much and when I do it runs fine on the old 1.9 ghx machine, so 
>that really shouldn't be an issue.  I do multi-task all the time, though.
>overall, if you were buying the machine, what would you get?
>don't see pentium 4 on the dell website, and the circuit city beat 
>most of their prices.  the dual-core machine is a gateway for $850, fwiw.
>thanks, y'all.  my cable is still broken, though so haven't needed 
>to actually purchase yet...


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