cobra_fox's forum posts
Ram requirements increase over time, independent of the OS. 2 GB the sweet spot for XP? 2 years ago,1 GB was the sweet spot for XP, 6 years ago it was 256 MB. Vista doesn't need twice the amount of ram XP does.
YEAH IT DOES!!! lol jks.
It still needs more, i have 1GB with Vista Home Premium and i only have about 50-200MB free when its idle hopefully i should upgrade my RAM to 3GB then that should be enough it might even be too much it depends
Dells are ok but if you are a gamer or plan on upgrading often i would not recommend them
I have a Dimension E521 and as i want to get an 8800GTS in the future i'm going to have to replace the case, motherboard, PSU and get a new heatsink so the new GPU can fit and work so in the end it won't be a Dell afterwards
Also the BIOS system on it is terrible it sometimes crashes when it boots up and you have no access to any of the hardware functions. so Dells are good in the workplace or for people that don't really need or want to upgrade all the time but to hardcore PC users its not a good choice
Well if buying from the UK you can try
If bought stuff of Scan and they are reliable, failry cheap and are quite fast but i am going to buy stuff from Overclockers UK i have heard that they are fast and reliable but are lacking in staff so you could find youself lacking in support ias they are faily new and quite small but they have a large range of stuff to buy from mobos to HDTV's
Well, it seems I'm not gonna afford Q6600, so the choice is between AMD Athlon X2 5200+ and Intel Core 2 Duo E6550.
I'm a bit of a AMD fan, but is that Intel better?
Well i have two PC's in my house one is a Pentium 4HT machine and one is a Athlon 64x2 and they both give similar performance though the Pentium 4 runs hotter and can sometimes act up when under heavy load but its not a dual core so its really a fair comparison. But the latest Intel CPUs i hear are better
As for you choice in parts i can say that its a fast machine than mine but i plan to do some upgrading soon when i get the money but a 500W+ PSU would be best if aiming for a 8800