I cannot decide which system is better; I would appreciate it if someone could shed some light.
I have two systems and don't know which will perform better in multitasking (internet browsers, youtube, other torrent files and HD video, of course; Not interested in video encoding or decoding nor overclocking.
1. Athlon X2 240 @2800 with 2 Mb level 2 cache, Asus Mobo with 4 GB DDR3 dual channel, GeForce 9400 GT, 160 GB SATA1 HDD and Win 7 64 bit
2. Intel E8400 @ 3000 with 6 Mb level 2 cache, Asus Mobo with 3 GB DDR2 (2+1 GB), GeForce 8500 GT, 500 GB HDD SATA 2 and win 7 32 bit.
I am currently using the second configuration and have no problem with it whatsoever, although I wonder how the second would perform considering the DDR3 dual channel.
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Put 4 GB of RAM into the Intel system so it can run dual channel, and I would say the Intel system would be a little more powerful.
Right now, I'd say they are pretty equal.
The X2 would perform better in multi-tasking but not by much.