dual core

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  1. ajkiwi88

    ajkiwi88 New Member

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    ok this might sound dumb but is a 2.0ghz process slower or faster than a 1.73ghz dual core?
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    yes.... 1.73GHZ x2= 3.46ghz

    If your looking to buy a computer, get a quick processer and a good amount of RAM (2GB)
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    actually its not quite that simple. overall, the dual core is faster. But for any ONE application the faster single processor is better unless that app supports multi-threading (in which case dual core is an advantage). If you tend to run multiple apps simultaneously, dual core is better.

    you're right about the RAM though. I'd rather have a slower processor with more RAM than vice versa. As far as bang-for-your-buck goes, maxing out RAM is the best thing you can do for your system.
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    I hate to be an asshole but that is so dumb. That is not how dual cores work. What the person above me said is right. I would not bother with a 1.73GHz processor, even if it is dual core. Even when running multiple tasks the 2.0 would probably still work better then a 1.7DC
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    oh ok. i feel nooby

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    but then, in reality...who only runs ONE app. i mean the average user has an internet browser open and a IM client. then theres things like music editing software or Photoshop

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