i can't tell what kind of graphics input it uses. pci-express, or agp?
The only thing is that I think the RAM is only expandable to 4gb on those Dells.
I know that doesn't matter now.. But maybe in the future someone might want 8 gig RAM.
Btw, (open question to anyone), do you think it's better to have a quad core pc that can only go to 4gb RAM or a dual core pc that can go to 8gb?
I know only a certain amount can be utilized, but still wondering as I saw a dual core (2.4ghz)/can go to 8gb RAM HP pc for about the same price...
Last edited by net; 2008 April 28th at 17:26.
yeh, I know about the 32-bit OS/4gb max...
Actually the HP pc I saw was an Athlon Dual Core 2.6 ghz...and can go up to 8gb RAM with a 64-bit OS.
How do people think this compares to the quad core Taky posted?
Last edited by net; 2008 April 28th at 17:49.
1. For OUR purposes (i.e. Vegas, AE, Photoshop, Premiere, etc) is there any real benefit to upgrading from XP Home to XP Pro?
XP Home is just fine
2. Is there any benefit in upgrading the memory to 800 mhz when the default system uses the 667 mhz. Some things I have read suggest that because the buss speed on the q6600 chip is running at 1066 that have a simple multiplier of 2 is actually faster.
It supposed to be faster. But I think the improvement might not be noticeable.
3. Is it useful to upgrade to 4G of ram when the 32 bit OS can only address 3.5
For future upgrade, yes! If you are short on dough today, no!
4. For OUR purposes - are we better off passing on the video cards that are being offered on the site and looking elsewhere? I'm particularly thinking about AE.
Any current nVidia or ATi cards are good!
Also..Taky....your title says 479....and your message says 497.....which is it?
After you add the configuration to shopping cart, there is an additional 4% in cart showing $479.
Don't forget cashback through Fatwallet.com that will net you anohter 3% back.
I like XP Pro a lot better - it seems to run smoother...
Microsoft shows the main differences here..
No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life...Albert Einstein
What do you think about what I said about 4gb max? What if you want (later on) to update to 64 bit OS.. won't 4 gig RAM be too slow?
Wouldn't you want a pc that can go to 8gb for future upgrades?
And Taky..hope you know that I was kidding about Windows 3.1 in the OS thread...
but I do actually own the floppies for 3.1.
Last edited by net; 2008 April 28th at 19:06.
I bought one already with 3GB RAM and vista Home Premium. This is an upgrade to my current Media PC which I use it for video batch encoding station, record TV shows, backup server, FTP and web server.
I'm sure when I'm have it full blown to Vista 64 in a year or so, there will be time to get a new one... and this one will go to eBay.
I know enough to know what works ... at least until it blows up. Then I know it don't.
Would be cool if there was a PC deals sticky thread somewhere in here.
No it will be a big nightmare, I'm sure... That's why I don't foresee myself making a dual socket xeon workstation that's hackintosh compatible... Just install XP on a macpro, you know?