Hp Pavillion zd8480ea replacement machine.

  second best 17:40 30 Jan 2009

Hi, I've had this for 3 yrs, in April.

P4 3.4gig, 2 gig ram, 4500spd hdd.

what, by today's standars, would be a worthy upgrade, either desktop or laptop?


  howard64 11:44 31 Jan 2009

any core2 duo or quad but note check the speed of each core. eg a core 2 duo at 3GHz if it is 1.5GHz per core it will seem slower than what you currently have.

  second best 12:52 31 Jan 2009

Ah, i see howard, so core 2 duo, i think, is the advancement on the P4 with hyper threading. seems like 2 cores on my 3.4 too.

Well, for single program tasks such as photoshop, my P4 is awsome, so ideally, i would still like that raw power, plus a little more.

I'm not interested in having less speed considering my machine is now over 3 years old.

So quad core it is then? I was advised on Q6600 i think by a guy at Pc World with 2gig plus of 800mhz ram. How does this sound?


  second best 12:54 31 Jan 2009

Like i say, it needs to out perfom my current machine on all levels.

  howard64 16:02 31 Jan 2009

I suggest you visit the intel site and look at the specs for your current chip and the latest ones you can afford. Unless you are having problems with your current set up I would stick with it for the time being until the new Intel i7 start to drop in price.

  second best 15:31 25 Feb 2009

thanks guys, i bought a Dell Studio 540. quad core Q8820 i think. 4 gig 800 ram, 640 hdd. anyway. £550. Already faster than my laptop.


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