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October 21, 2012 4:05:27 PM

Hello,
I am currently searching ebay for a used computer for my son, and I have found one with 2 xeon processors, and another with 1 core 2 duo. Which is better, I guess the xeon is older technology, but aparently because it has HT then it is like having 4 cores

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October 21, 2012 4:35:12 PM

Those are some old PC's .Try and get him a sandy bridge Pentium.
a c 110 à CPUs
October 21, 2012 4:39:26 PM

Or a Sandy Celeron.
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October 21, 2012 4:40:10 PM

SB Pentium's performance is about the same as a Core 2 Duo. It wouldn't be much different. The added benefit of a SB CPU would be the awesome battery life in comparison to the C2D, if it were a laptop.
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October 21, 2012 4:40:37 PM

or a core i3
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October 21, 2012 4:52:00 PM

tombell 75 said:
Hello,
I am currently searching ebay for a used computer for my son, and I have found one with 2 xeon processors, and another with 1 core 2 duo. Which is better, I guess the xeon is older technology, but aparently because it has HT then it is like having 4 cores


At this point neither both are really old. I don't know what he is doing but he doesn't need two Xeon processors that sounds lke a server computer. And as mentioned the Core 2 duo is really old and pretty much out dated now. At the very least I would go with a Sandy Bridge Pentium G or I3.
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October 21, 2012 4:52:56 PM

Preferably a core i3. But he is obviously trying to stay on the lowest rung.
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October 21, 2012 4:53:20 PM

A Sandy bridge pentium would perform considerably better than a Core 2 Duo due to the improved architecture.

If an Sandy i3 performs the same/better than the top C2D then a SB Pentium wouldn't be far behind.

October 22, 2012 8:56:12 AM

thanks for all the help people. I3 was out of the question cost wise. It isn't a birthday or christmas present or anything. He generally plays games on his ps3, and uses the main family computer ( quad core, ddr3 ram etc ) for schoolwork ( word ) and some basic games ( currently plays stronghold legends ) . Was looking for something very basic and cheap. Both the core 2 duo and twin xeon computers were less than £ 55 . If he wants a performance rig at a later date, he can buy it himself, or buy the parts so I can build it for him. Managed to find an AMD machine on a bid for £ 28... I can add a 1 gb graphics card for about £20, and that will do him fine for now.

Thanks again for trying to help answer my question.
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October 22, 2012 9:52:42 AM

Personally if I had to choose beween the core2duo and the xeon I'd choose the c2d, the xeon will be more power hungry and noisy.
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October 22, 2012 5:22:14 PM

tombell 75 said:
thanks for all the help people. I3 was out of the question cost wise. It isn't a birthday or christmas present or anything. He generally plays games on his ps3, and uses the main family computer ( quad core, ddr3 ram etc ) for schoolwork ( word ) and some basic games ( currently plays stronghold legends ) . Was looking for something very basic and cheap. Both the core 2 duo and twin xeon computers were less than £ 55 . If he wants a performance rig at a later date, he can buy it himself, or buy the parts so I can build it for him. Managed to find an AMD machine on a bid for £ 28... I can add a 1 gb graphics card for about £20, and that will do him fine for now.

Thanks again for trying to help answer my question.


£30 PC. sounds, well, cheap. Hope it isn't too much of a snail,and that he likes it.
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