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Will dual core help on remote connection over pentium 4?

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August 16, 2008 10:07:43 PM

Hi,

I currently have Pentium 4 (400) and my employer suggested that upgrading to dual core may improve productivity. I know that dual core is faster/more efficient overall, but will it really make much of a difference when I connect to my employer via a remote desktop connection? I primarily use my computer for internet and word processing applications. (no games)

I always assumed that as long as my internet connection was strong and fast that the rest depended on their system. Is this correct?

Thanks!
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August 16, 2008 11:20:52 PM

No, LAN speed determines the speed of the remote connection. With a relatively new CPU the bottleneck, however minor it would be, would be in the connection. For basic tasks such as typing in Office or surfing on the internet, not much benefit would come from dual-core unless you are buying a more energy efficient processor to lower overhead costs such as the AMD 4850e or Intel E7200.
August 17, 2008 2:04:21 AM

it would make moving around the desktop "snappier", but would achieve little else
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August 17, 2008 2:05:40 AM

Thank you! I try and tell them that when their server is slow, mine internet fine, but they dont listen.
August 17, 2008 2:21:04 AM

Do what your boss says, or you might get fired.

Dont argue with the guy that signs your check.

If its part of the job they should have to provide what you need.
August 17, 2008 2:23:44 AM

roadrunner197069 said:
Do what your boss says, or you might get fired.

Dont argue with the guy that signs your check.

If its part of the job they should have to provide what you need.

August 17, 2008 2:27:25 AM

roadrunner197069 said:
Do what your boss says, or you might get fired.

Dont argue with the guy that signs your check.

If its part of the job they should have to provide what you need.


It wasn't my boss, but a supervisor who isnt an IT person who thought it "might" be a problem.

I'm just trying to figure out if I really need to spend my own $$ on a new computer that may or may not solve a problem. If it will solve a problem, then I'm all for it.

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August 17, 2008 2:37:02 AM

Yes, a server internet upload upgrade would be more beneficial. Your computer is fine the way it is =)
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