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December 25, 2009 8:18:33 AM

which is the better out of these 2? :

compaq cq5226
windows 7 home premium 64 bit
2gb ddr3 ram
pentium dual core e5300 2.6ghz(800mhz FSB 2mb cache)
intel gma x4500hd integrated graphics


packard bell imedia 4520x
windows 7 home premium 64 bit
3gb ddr2 ram
intel core 2 quad q8300 2.5ghz(1333 mhz FSB 4mb cache)
nvidia geforece 7050 integrated graphics

will be used mainly for internet etc etc. also, for some games, will either play dedent games?

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December 25, 2009 8:35:31 AM

It doesn't really matter because you will be gfx bottlenecked in gaming with either system. Hence, get whichever is cheaper.

I would wait until next year when there will be 32nm CPU released.
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December 25, 2009 8:47:58 AM

why are these your only two options?
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December 25, 2009 11:43:45 AM

Wow Packard Bell is still around? YIKES
December 25, 2009 1:29:05 PM

welshmousepk said:
why are these your only two options?

we have been bought the compaq for xmas, but i have seen the packard bell one in pc world for £50 more, including a higher spec monitor.(the compaq also comes with monitor)

Also, i have heard that 2gb isn't enough for windows 7 64 bit, and the processor with ddr 3 is suspect?

If i get a graphics card, will i be able to play the more recent games
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