Best Hardware Configuration for Running Linux.
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
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.
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
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?