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Windows 7: 3.2GHz Dual Core or 2.8GHZ Quad?


21 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7
 
 
3.2GHz Dual Core or 2.8GHZ Quad?

I'm trying to figure out what machine is best for me to get. I dont game, I just usually have about 20+ browser tabs open, zone alarm, trillian, skype, and i talk on aim, browse websites and work on my website. i just want something extremely responsive. i run a virtual machine (running win XP here and there too, to run programs that i dont trust opening)

do i go with the dual core or quad core? i keep getting mixed reviews. please backup your answer. thank you very much


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21 Mar 2011   #2
TCG

 
 

Personal preference: I'd go with the quad core if you're going to be running virtual machines. In my experience it helps with the host machine not getting bogged down as much while the VM is up and running.
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21 Mar 2011   #3

windows 7
 
 

eh virtual machines is prolly only couple times a week tho versus the hours on end i use the pc each day, still think sdo? thank you.
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21 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You'll be glad to have those extra 2 cores when you need them.
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21 Mar 2011   #5
TCG

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvbfan View Post
You'll be glad to have those extra 2 cores when you need them.
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21 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Depends on your budget of course. But quad core if you can afford it.
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21 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Build the Quad and overclock it past that 3.2 GHz - easily
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21 Mar 2011   #8

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I too concur with the Quad...
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22 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you are only running one VM at a time, and don't plan to use more, I'd probably go with whatever is cheaper.
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22 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quad core. But check that your motherboard can support quad core processors (some boards can, but only from a particular BIOS revision onwards).
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