Don't be so stupid, dual 771 is not going to cut it nowadays.
When I open Word, I have to do it on my Opteron based server, 128 CPU's=512 cores of madness!
It's usually enough to boot Word, but sometimes when I type big words, strange things can happen.
I find at least 1Tb of RAM is usually enough to play one (two songs is a little too much) song in iTunes, so I generally just put that on repeat as well.
Oh and hot-swappable CPU's for the win!
(VIA processors of at least 800MHz are recognized by Microsoft as a processor option in a Windows Vista Capable PC. For more information on VIA products certified for Windows Vista™, please see here. )
and exactly who would want to run vista with 800MHZ?
I mean it lags on 2GHZ dual-core not to mention 800MHZ single!!!!
I think you are assuming that VIA is as bad as Intel and AMD when it comes to making chips. Fudziila has an article on the new Mac (zMac) that can run OS 10, Vista (all versions) and z/OS on a single core VIA with 256Mb of RAM. There are rumours that dual-processor Eden (1.5Ghz) machines are delivering the same performance as a PS3.
Sorry to be the barer of bad to news to the Intel and AMD legions but it's all over. Apple & VIA has won!
VIA for Life, VIA for Honesty, VIA for Innovation, VIVA VIA!!!