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#1 scrabble

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:33 AM

Firstly, if I am posting in the incorrect area of this forum, I apologize. I need a new desktop and I am wondering if any of the knowledgeable folks could tell me what they think of the Acer AM3970-U5022. It is available at CompUsa and I see it had good ratings from CNET as a good budget desktop; it will mainly be used for surfing the Internet, emailing family members and Word Processing (downloading photos and playing some songs periodically too); no gaming other than occasional Solitare. Thanks so much.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:14 PM

For the uses that you have listed - absolutely perfect, especially at that price point.

The only thing I would suggest is removing the Acer bloatware when it arrives, should keep it running even smoother.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:20 AM

That desktop can do all of those tasks easily without a hitch since it has a speedy 2nd generation i3 and whooping 6GB of ram which is plenty for multitasking!

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:59 AM

Thanks Guys. What about the Acer 3450. Went to CompUsa and they didn't have the first desktop and the salesman said the Acer 3450 had more to offer and was faster. I really appreciate your replies and input.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:07 AM

If this is the model your talking about then yes, it has more to offer because it has a quad core processor.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:34 AM

Sir, what is a Core Quad Processer? Thanks so mcuh.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:04 AM

This topic here shall explain you fully on what it is and probably explain it better then me :) You should read the first, third and fourth paragraph.

Edited by killerx525, 17 November 2011 - 12:07 AM.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 10:17 AM

hi topic starter,

even you had bought your pc i tell my opinion.

pc required for the works mentioned by you i have a very least config. one of pentium 3,128megabytes of ram,and win xp which works perfectly you need not to buy a pc with 6gigabytes of ram for the mentioned applications

Edited by sub123, 26 December 2011 - 10:18 AM.


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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:34 PM

hi topic starter,

even you had bought your pc i tell my opinion.

pc required for the works mentioned by you i have a very least config. one of pentium 3,128megabytes of ram,and win xp which works perfectly you need not to buy a pc with 6gigabytes of ram for the mentioned applications


Do not know if this reply is spam, but I do not understand your post.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:35 PM

I have had the Acer 3450 Desktop since November and it is somewhat slow. Also it has Microsoft Word 2010 and I have to look all of the functions up. I really miss Microsoft Word 2000.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 10:30 PM

@scrabble
Do not know if this reply is spam, but I do not understand your post.

i didn't spam but i said,you have said that,

"it will mainly be used for surfing the Internet, emailing family members and Word Processing (downloading photos and playing some songs periodically too); no gaming other than occasional Solitare"

for the mentioned purposes i have a following very low configuration personal computer

processor: intel pentium 3
ram:128 megabytes
os:win xp pro.


i didn't mean by this that this is the best pc but i am coming to say that for the mentioned purposes i say that a 2 gigabyte ram in dual core machine is enough.

sorry if you still consider this as spam.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:56 AM

@scrabble: And how is the desktop slow?

@sub123: Windows 7 requires 1GB of ram and faster processor then the PIII. Microsoft is gonna end the support for Windows XP in 2014.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:51 AM

Everything I click on is slow to respond. For instance, when I click on either the Firefox or Internet Explorer to get onto the Internet, the response is slow; also when I click on my Yahoo email, or one of my bookmarks, again response is slow. I am so surprised with this new desktop -- as everything is slow to respond. Also, sometimes what appears on my monitor is too small to view, and I have to press control along with the plus + sign to make it bigger. Oh well.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:53 AM

@scrabble
Do not know if this reply is spam, but I do not understand your post.

i didn't spam but i said,you have said that,

"it will mainly be used for surfing the Internet, emailing family members and Word Processing (downloading photos and playing some songs periodically too); no gaming other than occasional Solitare"

for the mentioned purposes i have a following very low configuration personal computer

processor: intel pentium 3
ram:128 megabytes
os:win xp pro.


i didn't mean by this that this is the best pc but i am coming to say that for the mentioned purposes i say that a 2 gigabyte ram in dual core machine is enough.

sorry if you still consider this as spam.

Ok, my apologies. Thank you and have a nice day.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 03:43 AM

Have you tried defragging the hard drive? Check this topic out.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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