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    Choosing between Two Processors


    I got my computer upgraded today, and I told the vendor that I wanted a dual core processor, and it was silly of me not to mention Core 2 Duo because that's the newest one at the moment...

    He got me a Pentium D 3.0 GhZ, it is dual core though. :P

    What I'm thinking is, is the Pentium D 3.0 good enough? Or should I go in for a Core 2 Duo 1.8GhZ or a 2.0GhZ Core 2 Duo? I doubt I'll be able to afford the 3.0GhZ Core 2 Duo..

    But still, is the D good enough or should I get it changed?
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    Core 2 Duo is better than Pentium D. but depends at what you need Pentium D could be "good enough".
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    The current CPU that you have will be enough to run those applications. With having so many open, I would maybe upgrade the RAM though dependent on how much you have installed at the moment.
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