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Faster processor or faster harddrive

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July 27, 2009 8:35:05 PM

buying a computer, just need a simple answer about whether I should opt for the faster processor or harddrive

which will be worth it?

thanks
July 27, 2009 9:36:04 PM

abelle said:
buying a computer, just need a simple answer about whether I should opt for the faster processor or harddrive

which will be worth it?

thanks


The faster processor is defiantly more worth it then the faster hard drive. It would make much more of a difference.
a b D Laptop
July 27, 2009 10:06:11 PM

:non: 
Not always. It makes a difference in some areas, not others. The question needing to be answered is what will the notebook be used for?
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July 27, 2009 10:32:06 PM

frozenlead said:
:non: 
Not always. It makes a difference in some areas, not others. The question needing to be answered is what will the notebook be used for?


This may be true, but the difference between a 5400 RPM and 7200 RPM hard drive is barely noticeable. Faster start up times may be provided and a faster copy and paste time, but only slightly. Whereas the processor has an effect on everything you do on a computer and speeds up just about everything. But i suppose if all the computer was going to be used for was storage of files the hard drive could be a better choice, but usually there used for games, movies and other uses.
a b D Laptop
July 28, 2009 12:36:02 AM

The CPU has an effect on everything you do - but if the movies and such were limited by the HDD I/O, then getting a better CPU would have no effect. Upgrading the CPU will only make the machine faster if it's the limiting factor, which, in many cases upon loads of programs (which happens a lot) it is not.
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