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    Pentium 4 HT or Core 2 Duo ?

    Hi Guys. would appreciate your advice. Ill be quick.

    Ive recently acquired 2 desktop PCs. Here are the basic specs for both.

    1. Dell Optimum 755
    2.6 GHZ Core 2 Duo
    3.24gb Ram
    250gb HD
    DVD Rom Drive

    2. HP Compaq dc7600
    3.4 Ghz Pentium 4 HT
    3.24gb Ram
    80Gb HD
    DVD-RW Drive

    All I was thinking was should I put the Dell HDD in the Compaq to have the best unit? Bigger HDD, writeable DVD drive etc.

    I guess the key question is, is the Pentium 4 HT better than the Core 2 duo just because its a bit higher in Ghz?

    Im not a gamer at and use the PC just for converting files and browsing the net really. I just want the best PC I can get with both machines available.

    Many thanks in advance chaps for any advice offered.


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    Look up the respective CPUs on the CPU Benchmarks website.

    Without knowing the model numbers (which you will need for the above website - get it from the BIOS or Control Panel -> System), I would guess that most Core 2 Duos would be faster than most Pentium 4s. The comparative GigaHertz numbers probably don't matter much.

    But I may be proved wrong when you look 'em up!

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    I'd take the Dell 2 core duo processor and the larger HD from HP to make up your system.
    ...Maybe even the HP system's memory if it can be added.
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    I have HP Compaq dc7600, i am sure the best, "speed, practical and strong for open and close"

    HP Compaq dc7600 price good not expensive.

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