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Intel R Pentium R D CPU 2,55 GHz, 512 MB Ram

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January 9, 2012 12:42:35 AM

Please disregard the previous thread with the "4" in it. The thread above is correct. Why is it so slow? What is the latest and fastest system just a regular user needs. All I do is Qiucken, no gaming, mostly surf, shop, Word, etc. I just want it faster. What do I need? Thanks
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January 9, 2012 12:59:51 AM

its slow because it is an old and outdated cpu. The fastest system would probably be a system with an i7-3960x.
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January 9, 2012 1:51:00 AM

Regardless of how light you think your computing load is going to be, I recommend building a system around a processor that is going to hold up well for a few years at least. For Intel, a Sandy Bridge i5 is probably the best bang for your dollar right now, the 2500K if you think there is a chance that you will want to overclock/game/run multiple apps at once (you never know). If you feel confident that you will never have use those things, I still recommend the i5-2500, or 2400, etc. If you want to be a little more miserly, an i3 (Sandy Bridge) variant would also run anything you would want and be somewhat future-proof. They still make dual-core Pentiums, but I don't know if you want to go that low; sure, they may be able to handle what you plan to do adequately at the moment, but I think you would notice in the near future that they would perform noticeably slower in relation to the average next generation chips. Or, wait ~2.5 months and build around the Ivy Bridge variants of the chips I just listed.

From slowest to more powerful: Celeron < Pentium Dual Core < i3 < i5 < i7 < i7 enthusiast line

Summary - research into the i3 and i5 processors, read up on different benchmarks of how those chips perform in apps you will use, and compare costs.
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January 9, 2012 2:41:35 AM

colleeh said:
Please disregard the previous thread with the "4" in it. The thread above is correct. Why is it so slow? What is the latest and fastest system just a regular user needs. All I do is Qiucken, no gaming, mostly surf, shop, Word, etc. I just want it faster. What do I need? Thanks

for info on full system, ask in the new build section and use the new build form.
a core i3 2100 or core i5 2400 would be good for a general purpose pc. those are considerably faster than your current cpu. among pentiums, a pentium g860 (sandy bridge) ($100~) should also be much better than the pentium dual core.
you will also need 4 gb (2x 2gb) or 8 gb (2x 4gb) ddr3 1333 ram for the pc.
Intel Pentium E5300 - 2.60GHz vs Intel Core i3 2100 - 3.1GHz (2 cores, 4 logical cores)
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/98?vs=289
Intel Pentium E5300 - 2.60GHz vs Intel Core i5 2400 - 3.1GHz (4 real cores)
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/98?vs=363
core i5 2400 ($190~) is faster than core i3 2100 ($125~).
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/289?vs=363
if you need a state of the art high performance desktop pc, you'd have to go with core i5 2500k ($220~), core i7 2600k ($320~), 3820 ($300~, not yet released), 3930k($600~) or 3960x ($1000~).
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January 9, 2012 2:53:56 AM

i can tell you how to fix in 3 steps
1. pick up pentium 2.5ghz
2. put in bin.
3. Buy new PC.

if your really on a tight budget, more RAM would do a world of good. Aim for 2gb ram and it will seem like a new PC.
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