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Windows 7: This is why you need Quad Core

16 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

I think people were responding to the ad indicating the need for it, not taking the poster seriously

It is sad, but it's probably getting harder and harder to sell new hardware. The /need/ for speed is dwindling as the hardware is outpacing most peoples requirements by miles now. Real power users of course never have enough but we've gone WAY beyond the power necessary to read email, edit a picture and run your AV at once

And if you advertise that your new machine is perfect for editing 4 streams of video or poster sized imaged in photoshop, most people will KNOW that's way too much machine for their meger needs and pass on it.

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16 Mar 2010   #12


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patio View Post
I believe it was Humor folks...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
I would say it was tongue in cheek too.
And I believe this point was missed by a few people
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16 Mar 2010   #13


for the ad...!
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16 Mar 2010   #14
Little Darwin

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

My netbook with an Atom processor does all those things at the same time. I didn't even know it was a quad core!
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16 Mar 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

and here I thought it was a serious got that satire humor or just humor, I cant
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16 Mar 2010   #16

Windows 7 Pro X64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
and here I thought it was a serious got that satire humor or just humor, I cant
Same here
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16 Mar 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

That ad is very misleading because to do all that, in addition to a quad core...we all know that you also need
1). very large case
2). extra cooling fans (at least 5)
3). 8-12GB of RAM
4). Minimum of an 850W Power Supply


5). SSD drive if you want to do it quickly or an SSD RAID array if you want to do it fast.
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16 Mar 2010   #18

Win 7 Pro x64

I see the humor in the OP. However, the ad is possibly true if you consider all the crapware a new Dell PC comes preloaded with. The PC is so overloaded with bloat and crap at first a quad system may not even be enough to make it run properly.
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16 Mar 2010   #19

W7 Pro 64bit

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16 Mar 2010   #20


yes, but can that quad core play this game??? Probably not~~

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