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Which computer should I keep??

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#1 clonedad


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:27 PM

So for the past few years, I've been using a refurbished dell inspiron 530, which has a 500 gigabyte hard drive, 3 gigs of ram, and an Intel Core2 duo E6550 @ 2.33ghz. with a GEforce 8300 GS video card


I use it primarily for web design, and use it for my home studio. 

It runs the adobe cs6 suite just fine 


But, recently was given a Pavilion p6230y PC, which has an AMD Penom II x4 810 processor, 8 gigs of ddr3 ram, 750 gb hard drive, and  ATI Radeon HD 4200.


Now I don't need both PC's, so i'd like to keep the nicer one and give the other one to my brother to use for browsing the web n' whatnot.


I don't really know enough about specs to know which PC is better... glancing at the numbers the Pavilion seems better, but I just don't know enough about each processor to determine which one would be more suited for my needs. 


Which one would you recommend keeping? 



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:14 PM

Lets get this discussion under way by me asking you which computer has the best over-all appearance to you? 


CPU world is a great resource for comparing CPUs.









You do your own comparison, the reason why is that no matter what I can suggest, it is you who has to live with that decision.


Now once you have checked out both CPUs use CPU world's CPU comparison, choose each CPU and have the two CPUs compared.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

Well...why simply install rthe same apps on both systems (like I do with two of mine)...and see which system performs better with the samw apps?


Hard drive size...is a non-factor, IMO...while RAM differences become meaningful only if you are running a 64-bit O/S on that system.


IMO...processor comparisons...are meaningful only if they have some relationship to the system's ability to run apps.  Which is why I suggest installing same apps on each and running each...and going with your personal preference.



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