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(I wouldn't want to install Windows 7 on a dual core, sorry, no thanks..)
Why the heck not? I have Win7 on a E2180 stock with 2gb of ram and it is zippy. Same with an AMD dual-core laptop. Really fast with only 2gb of ram.
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To add to that, I've also got an old Athlon X2 4400 running Windows 7 for my TV in the living room. I play games and watch BluRay movies on it with no issues at all.

My mum's PC was running a 1.8Ghz Celeron (single core!) with 1.5GB RAM and Windows 7 ran perfectly fine.

I think that sums up that discussion
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Ok, then, you guys convinced me Windows 7 is awesome...

Unfortunately there is a huge difference between a Dual Core & a Quad core, can you agree on that one?

It's not so much about Running Windows 7 as it is, using a quad core...

Dual Core is just fine for low end gaming & many applications, but when you start talking about Media editing, programming, high end gaming, compression, and encryption, only to name a few, a dual core isn't really enough...

I think I poorly communicated what I wanted to say in the above post. I'd rather not spend $110 on Windows 7 Home Premium and use low end components, when Ubuntu is free and can do almost everything Windows can if all you are going to do is basic stuff...

My wife loves Ubuntu, she likes it more than Windows, surprisingly, and because I have a lot of clients who just want to get online & many of them don't speak English, Ubuntu is really great! The new Ubuntu is quite freaking impressive I might add, very easy to use and very sexy looking too. (But I like gnome better)

For low end machines (cheap machines especially) I use Ubuntu, and many of my clients are happy with it too! (But not all)
Edited by _GTech - 6/21/11 at 10:22pm
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Ok, then, you guys convinced me Windows 7 is awesome...

Unfortunately there is a huge difference between a Dual Core & a Quad core, can you agree on that one?

It's not so much about Running Windows 7 as it is, using a quad core...

Dual Core is just fine for low end gaming & many applications, but when you start talking about Media editing, programming, high end gaming, compression, and encryption, only to name a few, a dual core isn't really enough...
I have no issues gaming on my PC. Most games these days don't utilize more than 2 cores anyway.

The only reason you see a difference with quads (such as the i5 and i7) is that they possess a newer architecture compared to the C2D or Athlons.
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Ok, then, you guys convinced me Windows 7 is awesome...

Unfortunately there is a huge difference between a Dual Core & a Quad core, can you agree on that one?

It's not so much about Running Windows 7 as it is, using a quad core...

Dual Core is just fine for low end gaming & many applications, but when you start talking about Media editing, programming, high end gaming, compression, and encryption, only to name a few, a dual core isn't really enough...
Sure, I can agree that a quad is better for the stuff you mentioned, but you yourself started this thread asking about the lower end stuff. And I will say this about Intel: they have made purchasing a quad even cheaper with their 1155 lineup. A cheap H67 board and a regular i5 quad is loads cheaper than a Q6600 setup was back in the day. The progress is making performance cheaper....not more expensive. Even if Intel is starting to force us toward the quads, those quads are still relatively inexpensive and offer a ton of performance for the money. I still stand firm in the fact that only about 5-10% of computer users will utilize a quad effectively. And for that 90% majority of users, dual core setups are CHEAP.
Edited by corky dorkelson - 6/13/11 at 7:29am
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(I wouldn't want to install Windows 7 on a dual core, sorry, no thanks..)


haha okay. Why not?



Would you instal it on a socket 478 2.6ghz with 1gb of RAM all on an SSD? Of course not, who would be that ridiculous! (me...) I was amazed at the way it performed, as a web browser and sync master for my Zune.
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honestly im not sure what your worried about, this is the cycle of hardware life, new stuff appears old stuff gets cheaper, more new stuff comes out old stuff dissapears previous new stuff becomes old stuff rince repeat.

win 7 will happily run on a duelcore its more ram hungry than anything but 4gb is plenty even for that.

will intell and amd stop making older tech yes, are they even still binning 775 chips? I'd be suprised if they are not just selling out what they have in stock. is that a problem for your budget builds? no not really soon enough bulldozer will be here and they will be virtualy giving away phenom quads, and ivybridge will arrive and sandyballs will drop price etc. business as ussual.
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I will throw my hat into this and ask just what activity is going to become mainstream that socket 775 cannot handle? I really think it is not going to be socket 775 can't do a certain job but that there are other groups of hardware that can do it cheaper. For me and an OS it is all about file management, that is what makes or breaks it for me. File management can be a pretty personal like/dislike thing but for me OSX (with the Mac) is the most logical,easiest OS to operate in terms of file management. I have learned the Microsoft way and can deal with it but I see little chance of "the distros" getting any more than 5% of the OS market even if they stay free simply because customer support is handled by what boils down to a group of volunteers. I see many applications using the "forum volunteers" technique for customer support and I think it is a mistake (but it certainly is cheap). OP you realy lost me with your report that Win 7 does not like dual-cores, as we all know this is false.
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Sure, I can agree that a quad is better for the stuff you mentioned, but you yourself started this thread asking about the lower end stuff. And I will say this about Intel: they have made purchasing a quad even cheaper with their 1155 lineup. A cheap H67 board and a regular i5 quad is loads cheaper than a Q6600 setup was back in the day. The progress is making performance cheaper....not more expensive. Even if Intel is starting to force us toward the quads, those quads are still relatively inexpensive and offer a ton of performance for the money. I still stand firm in the fact that only about 5-10% of computer users will utilize a quad effectively. And for that 90% majority of users, dual core setups are CHEAP.
Excellent point made here, I forgot about the cost of those, yeah C2Q was very pricy...
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