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    ok the question is should I get a T7300 processor 2.0 GHz or would I be fine with the T5470? the reason is, if I get the T5470 I could order now but with the T7300 It would take a little while.

    I dont think Im going to run any processor intesive programs, just gaming, web surfing, AIM, Gimp. Do you think Ill need the T7300 for this?
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    Default Re: 1.6 GHz good enough?

    1.66 is fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: 1.6 GHz good enough?

    No, definitely not (EDIT: To clarify, this is meant to be in response to 'Do I need the T7300, not the thread title, so no, you definitely do not need the T7300, the T5470 will be fine). A faster processor is typically more useful in things like multimedia encoding and scientific applications (although Photoshop can benefit from it, when using complex filters, so GIMP may see some benefit).

    However, do realize that aside from speed, you're also losing hardware virtualization support.
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    Default Re: 1.6 GHz good enough?

    ok, any more comments?

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    No, definitely not. A faster processor is typically more useful in things like multimedia encoding and scientific applications (although Photoshop can benefit from it, when using complex filters, so GIMP may see some benefit).
    O please, my desktop from 2000 can run GIMP FINE, it has 1.87 GHz although its a single core
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    Default Re: 1.6 GHz good enough?

    Get the quicker processor, multi-tasking becomes less troublesome. As well re-sale value increases a lot more. Just my two cents though
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    Default Re: 1.6 GHz good enough?

    What kinds of games do you play? CPU speed definitely affects performance, but CPU/GPU reliance varies depending on the game. For example, Unreal Engine 2 based games run poorly if you match a weak CPU with a fast graphics card. Other games need a fast graphics card, and the CPU speed has little effect on performance as long as it's a reasonable speed.

    I always tend to pick the fastest CPU before prices go crazy (Like, a 3Ghz dual-core is $300, while a 3GHz quad-core is $1500. The 3GHz dual-core used to be that $1500 CPU).

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    im not intending to re-sell, but will multi-tasking improve alot?
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    Default Re: 1.6 GHz good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by eL_eRiC View Post
    ok, any more comments?

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    O please, my desktop from 2000 can run GIMP FINE, it has 1.87 GHz although its a single core
    I'm not saying it won't run FINE. You asked if the T7300 would be a better choice for the apps you listed. I notified you of a possible benefit in GIMP. If you'd rather not receive comments, I'd suggest you not start threads asking for it.
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    Default Re: 1.6 GHz good enough?

    T5470 will be fine. But what about the T7100 or T7250? Couldn't you get one of those?

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    nope, lol i mean I have 770$ and I can afford the T5470 RIGHT now, and If I start to save the deal could just slip away.
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