processor and memory that would work best with vista


G

Guest

getting a dell laptop either the inspiron 1520 or the xps1330 the thing is
with the difference in price with the xps I could only afford the 1.8ghz
intel core 2 duo 2mb l2 cache 800mhz FSB but with the inspiron I could afford
the 2.0ghz 2mb core 2 duo. do you think I'll really notice vista lagging
with the 1.8 processor. The next jump in the xps system to the 2.0ghz with
4mb core 2 duo is another $120 which breaks the bank. The memory config on
both would be 2gb and planning on taking advantage of Readyboost to put in a
4gb sd card in the built in card reader.
 
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Lang Murphy

BastianAlexander said:
getting a dell laptop either the inspiron 1520 or the xps1330 the thing is
with the difference in price with the xps I could only afford the 1.8ghz
intel core 2 duo 2mb l2 cache 800mhz FSB but with the inspiron I could
afford
the 2.0ghz 2mb core 2 duo. do you think I'll really notice vista lagging
with the 1.8 processor. The next jump in the xps system to the 2.0ghz
with
4mb core 2 duo is another $120 which breaks the bank. The memory config
on
both would be 2gb and planning on taking advantage of Readyboost to put in
a
4gb sd card in the built in card reader.


Depends on what your main applications are... if you're doing video editing
or large database stuff, you'd probably benefit from the faster cpu. If
you're not doing any regular "heavy lifting" then I don't think you're going
to notice a marked difference in system performance between the two
different cpus. No doubt others have differing opinions.

Lang
 
N

Not Me

I got the Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop with the 1.73Ghz core duo and upped it
to 2GB RAM.
Including shipping, it was $768, new in box, on EBay.
About 2 weeks after I got it, it disappeared from Dell's list, so I am
guessing it is discontinued.
I really like the 17" widescreen compared to my old Inspiron 2650 with the
15" screen.
It runs fine.
Unless you do a lot of processor intensive tasks (burning a DVD while
Playing DOOM3) I doubt you'll notice the difference.
 
J

James Matthews

It's not the processor or the memory that give the OS it's problems it's the
other "pieces" of hardware
 
G

Guest

the largest thing I would be doing is photoshop. the video editing I would
be doing would just be small clips
 
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N

NotMe

I always buy the fastest processor with the biggest cache I can afford, and
don't skimp on the RAM.
I have bought Celeron equipped systems, and upgraded to a 'real' P4 a year
later when CPUs drop to closeout price levels.
The performance difference in some applications is amazing with the better
cache of the P4 vs the Celeron CPU.
This is real world use in the exact same system with the exact same
software.
If the 1.8Ghz and 2.0Ghz have the same FSB speed and onboard cache size, I'd
not be afraid of the 1.8 as long as the RAM is the same.
There may be a marginal difference in performance, but not nearly what you
would expect from a 10% difference in clock speed.
 
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