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yes.. but i´d say if he got 4 cores already the cpu is the last factor slowing him down

incorrect, the i3 has 2 cores. with HT giving it 4 threads. AMD's FX actually has 8 physical cores.
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post #12 of 25
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get him an 8-core Bulldozer

2600(K) > Bulldozer
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incorrect, the i3 has 2 cores. with HT giving it 4 threads. AMD's FX actually has 8 physical cores.

He would most definitely utilize more threads on a faster processor like the 2600K or 2500K than using a bulldozer. There's nothing there that suggests he would need a processor with more "cores" than something twice as fast in terms of processing power.
Edited by Rowey - 3/21/12 at 8:24am
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incorrect, the i3 has 2 cores. with HT giving it 4 threads. AMD's FX actually has 8 physical cores.

yea. ty 4 correction.. but at the and he got 4 threads. the important pont would be the cache and the clocking of the cpu.
here it would be interesting to ask what software he is using and what it does support....


edit: id say ram+ssd+Overclock (;
Edited by smex - 3/21/12 at 8:27am
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It does not sound like he is core-starved. Unless he is running calculations, while surfing, trading and typing in WORD all at the same time. And even then, I don't think the CPU is his issue. My guess is with all the tabs, large excel and everything else open, he is running out of memory if he has 4 or less. Right now without doing a whole lot I am using over 5GB due to Photoshop, bunch of tabs and programs open for development, but my proc is not even getting hit. Make sure his CPU is even being maxed before making your poor dad buy a bunch of hardware he doesn't need biggrin.gif

May be fine with a memory upgrade, and throw an SSD in there if he wants his stuff to open faster, but he has a decent CPU for the type of stuff he is doing.
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post #15 of 25
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It does not sound like he is core-starved.
This is what i was trying to point out.
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yea. ty 4 correction.. but at the and he got 4 threads. the important pont would be the cache and the clocking of the cpu.
here it would be interesting to ask what software he is using and what it does support....
edit: id say ram+ssd+Overclock (;

Yes.
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by glakr View Post

It does not sound like he is core-starved. Unless he is running calculations, while surfing, trading and typing in WORD all at the same time. And even then, I don't think the CPU is his issue. My guess is with all the tabs, large excel and everything else open, he is running out of memory if he has 4 or less. Right now without doing a whole lot I am using over 5GB due to Photoshop, bunch of tabs and programs open for development, but my proc is not even getting hit. Make sure his CPU is even being maxed before making your poor dad buy a bunch of hardware he doesn't need biggrin.gif
May be fine with a memory upgrade, and throw an SSD in there if he wants his stuff to open faster, but he has a decent CPU for the type of stuff he is doing.

Yep, i was thinking the same thing. Which is why I suggested monitoring the ram. But the SSD will improve how fast a PC "feels" thumb.gif
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Yeah, much like everyone else, I suggest an SSD upgrade (Crucial M4 128GB goes for $150 nowadays, he'd probably only need 64GB though) + RAM upgrade since it's so cheap. I owned an i3 2100 before and it's no slouch. The system is just missing an SSD feel.
post #18 of 25
This, he cant need more than an i3. They are swift processors. Like everyone else has said now find an ok 60GB ssd.
post #19 of 25
Yep SSD and RAM Upgrade. If that does not work THEN look at possible rig upgrade.
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Will do guys thumb.gif thanks for all the help. Will definitely try a new SSD and some RAM when I get the chance to go grab them. biggrin.gif
 
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