Best Hardware Configuration for Running Linux.

India
October 7, 2007 7:38am CST
I am looking to buy a new computer.But I am confused which processor and motherboard to go for?AMD or Intel?also if chose Intel then which one to buy Core2 duo,quad core,P4 HT...?As of now my needs include economy and best performance with running Debian as main OS.I feel 1 GB RAM would be sufficient.What are your opinion regarding the best workable configuration for Linux which is economical as well as best. -AV
3 responses
• Brazil
7 Oct 07
It depends mostly on what you will be running... I prefer AMD processors, I would recommend a AMD64 X2 if you want a dual core processor. Intel processor are good to, but I feel AMD's are more stable and faster. For the motherboard, I would recommend an ASUS or Abit. They are stable, and don't give me any problems.
• India
10 Oct 07
Thanks for you comment.I don't know,but please advice as I've heard that AMD processor are heat sensible.And also,their cooling mechanism isn't good.So they tends to hang in summer.Pardon me for my half knowledge.But,have you ever felt such?? Thanks again. -AV
• Brazil
11 Oct 07
The Atlhon XP series have a problem with the temperature (they tend to be high), but not in the AMD64 series. It is normal to be at 30~40°C. I have an AMD64 for more than 1 year and don't have problems with it, regarding temperatures.
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• India
11 Oct 07
I am looking for it.Bit confused between AMD and Intel as the motherboards would be different so.Can you please grade AMD dual core and Intel dual core on a scale of 10?
• China
7 Oct 07
i don't think the ram that is 1 gb is enough. there is more and more computer with 2gb grm. i think you will choose the 2. the computer is developing more and more fast.
• India
7 Oct 07
ok Thanks a lot for your response.I'll increase it to 2GB.Initially,I thought to have 2GB only,but one of my friend advised me that 1GB will be sufficient,so why to put extra money for it?Anyways,can you suggest about processors like which one to take?
• China
14 Oct 07
I think tha IDE hard disk is necessary. Some linux does not support the SATA hard disk.