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Windows 7: DELL 490 2 DUAL CORE @2.66

19 Mar 2011   #1
wilfj

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DELL 490 2 DUAL CORE @2.66

considering buying used dell 490 to replace my dell 280. Any comments on the 490 model, I believe about 4/5 yeras old.


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19 Mar 2011   #2
Morph666

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And for those of us who have no idea what's on the Dell 490; http://www.dell.com/downloads/global...ecn_490_en.pdf

Seems like a decent machine Depends a bit on what kind of things you plan to do with it though. And since it's second hand, the inside might differ from what Dell put in it.
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19 Mar 2011   #3
wilfj

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Thanks ... it's basic stock 4 g of mem. 160 sata hd no other changes from original unit. Selling for $400 on Ebay as lease return.
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19 Mar 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

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I'd look up some benchmarks on that Xeon processor and compare the results to what I could get from a more modern PC.

Xeons are stout, but buying a 4 year old workstation would give me pause. You might be better off with a new PC rather than an old workstation?

Some 490s are dual core Xeons 5100s; some are quad core 5300s

Sample passmark CPU scores:

Xeon 5355 2.66ghz: 6795

Xeon 5150 2.66ghz; 3486

As a comparison with PCs:

Intel Core 2 9400 quad core 2.66 ghz: 3411

Intel i5-2500 3.3 ghz: 6523

Intel i5-750 2.67 ghz: 4234
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19 Mar 2011   #5
wilfj

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thanks it's 2 *dual core 5150 Xeon which i understand gives a Quad core processor. I have to agree at $400 for a 4 year machine is on the high side but it's almost half of a new unit... I'll just keep looking.
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20 Mar 2011   #6
Morph666

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If you don't want to spend a lot of money you could consider a basic upgrade kit.
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21 Mar 2011   #7
wilfj

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Yes a good thought but my Dell 280 is getting on about 7 years or more. I have updated a few thinks and it runs Win. 7 just fine.
The Dell 490 has just what I need and at $350 I would do it but $429 just to high for 5 year old unit.
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