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Old 02-10-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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Get a new PC with an i3 and 4GB of RAM for under $500 and it'll run circles around what you have now.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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OK. It looks like I am stuck with a slow processor for a while. Thanks guys for your feedback.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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My question is about processors. I want to talk about the difference between the quad core and the others...it's been suggested that not that much software runs or is programmed to utilize the quad core. They say it's futurisitc that sooner or later everything will be able to utilize quad core processors.

I am an average user at home and want to know if the quad core slows things down that much. I saw the list of software that uses all 4 quads and I don't use most any of it. The laptops that are on sale are all quad core with the i3 and i7 types a few hundred $ more. How does the quad core processor effect the software that isn't built to use all 4 cores?

What do you think?
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:00 PM
 
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My question is about processors. I want to talk about the difference between the quad core and the others...it's been suggested that not that much software runs or is programmed to utilize the quad core. They say it's futurisitc that sooner or later everything will be able to utilize quad core processors.

I am an average user at home and want to know if the quad core slows things down that much. I saw the list of software that uses all 4 quads and I don't use most any of it. The laptops that are on sale are all quad core with the i3 and i7 types a few hundred $ more. How does the quad core processor effect the software that isn't built to use all 4 cores?

What do you think?

Windows will make use of all the cores. I'm currently running 119 processes. I'd much rather have 4 cores share that load than just one or two. I know when I do something processor intensive like video rendering, all the cores get real busy. I wouldn't buy anything less than a Core i3 today. The i5 is a good value too. Most people probably don't need what the i7 offers above the i5.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I agree.
4 Cores is better then 1 or 2.
Just because a particular piece of software doesn't utilize all 4 cores it absolutely speeds up the overall performance of your computer.
Can you even buy a single core anymore???
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:06 AM
 
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I agree.
4 Cores is better then 1 or 2.
Just because a particular piece of software doesn't utilize all 4 cores it absolutely speeds up the overall performance of your computer.
Can you even buy a single core anymore???
I doubt it when my 18 month old netbook is dual core and I think HTC just launched a quad core phone.
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