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Windows 7: How bad is this processor?

13 Aug 2010   #11
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

don't ever trust a salesman at best buy they dont even know the product they are just pawns i seen it and heard they suck at being knowledgable about the product


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13 Aug 2010   #12
fANAT1C

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
don't ever trust a salesman at best buy they dont even know the product they are just pawns i seen it and heard they suck at being knowledgable about the product
Exactly.
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13 Aug 2010   #13
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
I use photoshop and pretty much all thing things you mentioned, just look at my specs below.
Clock speed isn't everything; there's a big difference between a Core2 and an Athlon.
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13 Aug 2010   #14
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post
A person who works at the laptop section for Best Buy said that
... he's just a retail assistant trying to upsell. Ignore his 'advice'.
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13 Aug 2010   #15
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
I use photoshop and pretty much all thing things you mentioned, just look at my specs below.
Clock speed isn't everything; there's a big difference between a Core2 and an Athlon.
However, my T7200 has less performance or are almost equal to the Athlon II P320. The P320 out ranks the T7200 in benchmarks constantly. Either way, it still stands the computer the OP is concerned about will be fine.
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13 Aug 2010   #16
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
I use photoshop and pretty much all thing things you mentioned, just look at my specs below.
Clock speed isn't everything; there's a big difference between a Core2 and an Athlon.
However, my T7200 has less performance or are almost equal to the Athlon II P320. The P320 out ranks the T7200 in benchmarks constantly. Either way, it still stands the computer the OP is concerned about will be fine.
Sure, according to Passmark.

I'm just saying we should all take Passmark results with a grain of salt because they can't back up their claims with real world results. For example, also according to Passmark, the Phenom 965 "outperforms" the i5-750; however, when it comes to real world performance, reality is just the opposite: Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition ver. 2.0: AMD Introduces C3 Processor Stepping (page 6) - X-bit labs

In my own experience, my Opteron 185 @ 3GHz was just blown away by my Core2 E8500 at the same clock speed. It was like night and day. My guess is that the same thing is going on here? Just about everything I've ever read going back to Conroe pretty much has said the same thing: clock for clock, AMD just has not been able to compete with Intel.

Yeah sure, I'm quite sure the OP will be able to run his apps too, but he did ask, "how bad" it was. Just sayin...
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13 Aug 2010   #17
Hatashi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 

My processor is not the best, and still I can run almost all games, I can have 10 windows of Photoshop opened up at the same time and still use photoshop without any problems, hell, I could even start up MW2 and it would run fine too.

And that processor seems even better then mine, so if its the processor thats holding you back, then buy the notebook since it looks like a good deal.
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13 Aug 2010   #18
imeem

Win 7 & 10 x64
 
 

alright thx guys. This is the spec of the laptop:

HP G62-220CA 15.6"
AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P320 2.1 ghz
3GB of ram DDR3
250 GB HDD @ 7200 rpm
HD 4250 1405 mb dedicated
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

OR

HP Pavilion 15.6" (G62-208CA)

AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P320 2.1 ghz
3GB of ram DDR3
320 GB HDD @7200 rpm
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 shared memory 1405 mb
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

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13 Aug 2010   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In March I bought a laptop with pretty much the same configuration (4GB od RAM though). It runs very well and does a lot better than my other two older laptops with 1.6 and 1.8GHz processors. For the price, I would buy it. Mine is a Gateway and I paid US$ 500 (also at BestBuy).
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13 Aug 2010   #20
Hatashi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imeem View Post
alright thx guys. This is the spec of the laptop:

HP G62-220CA 15.6"
AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P320 2.1 ghz
3GB of ram DDR3
250 GB HDD @ 7200 rpm
HD 4250 1405 mb dedicated
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
Thats not even bad.
That guy that told you about it not running Photoshop and stuff obviously doesn't know what he's talking about.
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