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Advice for choosing between two options

Last response: in CPUs
August 17, 2008 6:28:12 AM

I'm about to purchase a Dell Inspiron 1525 and I have 2 processor/RAM combos that fit into my budget:

Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 (2.0GHz, 2MB Cache, 667Mhz FSB)
4 GB (2 X 2048 MB) 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.0 Ghz, 2MB Cache, 800MHz FSB)
3GB (1 X 2 GB + 1 X 1 GB) 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM

Which of these combinations would offer me better performance? More RAM or more FSB Frequency?
a b à CPUs
August 17, 2008 6:52:51 AM

Option 2, unless you're getting a 64 bit OS (in which case I'd go with option 1). 4GB in a 32 bit OS will only show up as 3.2-3.3 GB anyways, which kills any advantage that option 1 would normally have. When that limitation is removed by a 64 bit OS though, the greater quantity becomes the best option.
a c 127 à CPUs
August 17, 2008 6:54:33 AM

Option 2 is a better CPU as well.
a b à CPUs
August 17, 2008 7:01:02 AM

Both are fine,the extra FSB wont make alot of difference also 4GB RAM doesnt have alot of difference with 3GB,so go for either which is cheaper.