Do you need a Dual Core Processor?
21 Oct 08
Dual Core is faster than Single Core but slower that Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Duo is slower than Quad Core. If you're not into softwares that use a lot of memory such as Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver and AutoCad, then it's safe to stay with Dual Core or even Single Core. but those huge softwares can still process well in Dual Core if you will upgrade the memory and video card. Make the memory ram 2gb or higher and the video card to atleast 256mb.
• United States
17 Oct 08
I have been looking a getting a new computer and did some research and found as you have that the dual core may not suit everyone. There are faster processors which are not dual. I have seen articles saying that if you do a lot of game playing or watch or make videos the dual may be better. I am still not sure.
17 Oct 08
the advice given is good. But perhaps another consideration should be how long do you plan on keeping your computer? The single core processor is on it's way out. Dual core processors will dominate the market in a few years. Software developers will be catering to the dual core lines. Me? If I was going to make a buying decision now, and I planned to keep my computer for more than 3 years, I'd go with something I know will support things that far down the line. I'd go dual core. And another thing, I'd load up on RAM and get a large HDD.
16 Oct 08
If you have none then buy. It is not slower but faster than a single core. Like if you buy a pentium dual core e2180 2.0ghz den 2.0 ghz times 2 cores equal 4ghz. But go for amd because it's much cheaper amd athlon 5000+ up series of dual core but if you have money then go to core 2 dou series of Intel.