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Old 08-27-2016, 11:36 PM
 
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Higher end processor = faster = more heat in the computer = affect computer life?

Also do the difference processors above make difference for stock market streaming quotes?

Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:53 AM
 
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yes, yes, no, no

Faster processors use more watts, which makes more heat, which means the cooling fans run more, or they have a bigger heatsink, or both, but no effect on computer or processor life. In fact, all processors self throttle so that the processor speed, and therefore the power consumption, drops when the load is low.

quote streaming poses a low demand on the processor.

Sounds like you could save quite a bit by buying a cheaper processor and still be completely satisfied,
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:06 AM
 
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Thanks for the info! What specs to look for that helps with quote streaming?
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Old 08-28-2016, 02:03 PM
 
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quote streaming should be a low load thing, so any old computer would do!
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:53 PM
 
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If you're shopping for a desktop for basic home use and you're not a gamer then you're delving too deep (heat dissipation, cooling, etc).
What will you be using the computer for and what is your budget? That would be a better thought exercise.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:53 AM
 
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Thanks for the info! What specs to look for that helps with quote streaming?
An old 486DX will work fine for quote streaming with Medved QuoteTracker, even with both Level 1 and 2 quotes.
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Old 09-04-2016, 04:50 PM
 
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Back in 2012 my old AMD 2800 system crapped. To replace it I built a system with a G540 Celeron (2.5 Ghz) and I was surprised how well the Celeron ran. I hated Celeron in the past but now they're showing some balls.

If you're a basic user a Celeron system will do you good.
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Old 09-05-2016, 02:29 PM
 
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The processor will outlive most of the other components so go for a faster one. If you buy a laptop, shop newegg for a quad core I5 ... no more dual cores in 2016. I got my mother to upgrade her best buy dual core to a newegg quad core for the same money and she's MUCH happier... games like agar.io and diep.io are somewhat processor intensive and the quad core made a big difference.

Look at passmark scores before buying components and shop around for the fastest CPU passmark scores. A lot of real junk in the low end range pricewise.
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:10 PM
 
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The processor will outlive most of the other components so go for a faster one. If you buy a laptop, shop newegg for a quad core I5 ... no more dual cores in 2016. I got my mother to upgrade her best buy dual core to a newegg quad core for the same money and she's MUCH happier... games like agar.io and diep.io are somewhat processor intensive and the quad core made a big difference.

Look at passmark scores before buying components and shop around for the fastest CPU passmark scores. A lot of real junk in the low end range pricewise.
You mother plays games?

Would the advantage of quad core i5 be obvious if I'm only doing the daily tasks (not games)?
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:45 PM
 
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You mother plays games?

Would the advantage of quad core i5 be obvious if I'm only doing the daily tasks (not games)?
Faster loading of any and all programs, since windows utilizes all 4 cores. The more things you install that run in the background, the more you will notice the difference.

Other big differences include having at least 8GB of ram which is usually standard these days, and a solid state hard drive will significantly outperform a magnetic spindle drive.

I personally will not consider a dual core, but I have also not ran a dual core since when I built my Q6600, way back sometime around 2008 or something like that.

As for games my mother is an agar.io addict.. she has lots of custom skins and is up to like level 67 or something. I play more diep.io myself though I'm tiring of that game... gonna fire up bioshock and bioshock 2 starting September 13th.
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