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Old February 21, 2013, 12:55 PM
frontier204 frontier204 is offline
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My System Specs


For browsing and Office I can't see the difference between my older (now in the repair shop) laptop's Core i5 2410M and my desktop's Core i5 2500k at 4.4 GHz. Even with an SSD I'd say you'd have to go all the way back to Athlon 1 or Phenom 1 levels to see a CPU bottleneck in simple tasks. (I do notice my parents' computer with Phenom 9500 TLB disabled, but with SSD, is slower, but that may also be due to Vista vs Win7.)
This includes light Visual Studio 2010 work, since my programming stuff is I/O bound in the compile (I store my code on HDDs).
"The computer programmer says they should drive the car around the block and see if the tire fixes itself." [src]
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