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Which one is better?

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#1 roughcedar


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:37 PM

Hello all.

Going after an inexpensive 2nd computer.
Which one of these two is a better unit?
One has a bigger HD and higher ghz cpu, while the other has more (and newer) ram with a better warranty.





Thanks in advance for any/all replies.

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#2 Condobloke


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:01 PM

If this were me.....I would choose the second one...      with the better RAM...



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:41 AM

I'm with Condobloke, 4GB more RAM will give you a better performance boost than 200 MHz, in general.  Since you're talking Intel to AMD I can't tell you the difference in performance, but I know that Windows 7 runs much better on 8GB than 4GB.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:57 AM

In terms of CPU performance, they're roughly about the same level but as others have mentioned previously, the 8GB of ram would be the better pick even though the HP 6005 Pro has a smaller hard drive then the DC7900.

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#5 roughcedar

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

Yeah I've been kinda leaning towards the Athlon with the 8gb ram. In addition to twice the amount the ram is also ddr3 instead of ddr2 like the Core 2 Duo has, and the Athlon warranty is 3 years as opposed to only 90 days with the Core 2. Just wanted to make sure the Athlon wasn't a clearly inferior cpu to the core 2.


Thanks for the opinions guys.

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