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Ok ... so there really isn't any way I'm going to see the difference unless I encode a movie?

I do a lot of graphic design work with large programs like Photoshop and Illustrator running together. I also have other programs (SmartFTP, FontExpert, Acrobat, etc.) and browser windows open at the same time. For the most part I just do a lot of multi-tasking, having Firefox open and NoteTab, for instance.



Well, that's one good thing at least.
For what you do, I wouldn'tve recommended a Quad.
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For what you do, I wouldn'tve recommended a Quad.
Heh, I got it now so no point to that. After two months of research about 95% of the people I asked recommended I get a Quad.
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Heh, I got it now so no point to that. After two months of research about 95% of the people I asked recommended I get a Quad.
hey what u do...i would get a quad......lol
    
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Try Folding, you'll see a big difference
    
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Originally I was going for the E8400, but considering the Quad was only $30 more (at the time I bought it) I believe I got the better of the two.
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Try Folding, you'll see a big difference
LOL ... yeah, I spent over a thousand dollars just to run Folding@Home. Oh boy.

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For what you do, I wouldn'tve recommended a Quad.
You obviously don't run large 600MB+ layer intensive files.
That slows down a dual core like no other...

At the OP you should see somethings in Photoshop and Illustrator speed up.
Especially in Illustrator, it is multithreaded IIRC

It should help running both programs side by side as well.
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I would upgrade your video card as well. Maybe an 8800GT. That and the quad will definitely make you notice a difference from your Pentium 4 in a lot of areas.
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Heck ya, folding for the cause (hint-i fold) so mainly you will notice in benchmarks and if you ever did any encoding or things like that. Also you wouldn't have noticed a difference really in a 3Ghz quad versus anything. Any of the amount of speed after that is extremely negligable, as in about a millisecond probably.
    
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I would upgrade your video card as well. Maybe an 8800GT. That and the quad will definitely make you notice a difference from your Pentium 4 in a lot of areas.
I have had my eye on this XFX GeForce 8800GT 512MB card for a while. I have a Radeon card, but I'm not too thrilled with it. I miss my nVidia.
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