Looking for a new PC or Home Build

  Jimmy05 17:45 31 Jan 2006

Hi could some please please direct me as to which PC Specs I require.

I do multitasking (my task bar has groups of files open constantly eg at the moment I have 8 applications open...

Please note that I am looking for a serious machine to upgrade from a 3.2GHz p4 with HT.

Could someone also explain about dual core processors and AMD chips eg 4400 - what does this mean ? etc

Thanks :D

  howard63 17:57 31 Jan 2006

the dual core are simply 2 processors built onto the 1 chip. When software is written for this it will be quite quick. AMD are the other maker to Intel and their nos. are what they consider them equivalent to.

  Jimmy05 18:00 31 Jan 2006

So a 4400 they consider this to be as powerful as intel 4.4GHz ?

So are AMD more reliable ?

What would you advise Intel or AMD ?


  rmcqua 18:32 31 Jan 2006

I don't know about reliability but AMD seem to win most of the performance comparisons these days.

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