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Posted: 3/19/2006 2:52:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 3:00:49 PM EDT by MissouriBob]
Simple question. Do I spend the money to do dual core technology or not? I usually keep a computer four years or so. I definitely want 64 bit. I do write multi-threaded code from time to time so it would vey cool for that, but for the most part I'm surfing the web and doing mail. I do run a small site on my computer.

ETA: Should I buy the cpu/motherboard combo?
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:54:53 PM EDT
I would say yes. It certainly can't hurt.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:55:57 PM EDT
you run a website off your PC....ohhh k.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 2:57:50 PM EDT
If funds permit go with an AMD dual core. If not get a single core one on a MB that will accept the dual core as a drop in replacement later on. Since you are going to ask about RAM sooner or later my rule of thumb for modern computing 2 GB per CPU. So a dual core machine would get 4 1 GB sticks. I run Win XP Pro X64 bit edition and it loves RAM and will take all you can through at it.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 3:00:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:
you run a website off your PC....ohhh k.



It's not much. Mostly use it for testing.
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