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Need help on buying new D.I.Y PC


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I have a friend who uses excel speadsheets heavy duty type, he will open up like 20 plus worksheets at a time.....

It started to hang and crash after the 20 sheets onwards....

So he upgraded to 768MB RAM, before that was 256MB, and it crash a little less time but still crash sometimes and slow too...

Currently, he is using :
P4 2.4Ghz (478)
768MB RAM
80GB harddisk with 8MB buffer
Onboard VGA with 32MB

Please recommend me a super computer specs. that can help him work with breeze.....
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Thanks guys,

Now I think I have some idea but please correct me if I am wrong.

1. Still get single core cpu lilke : P4 3.0 640 (775) and above as excel its single threaded and doens't benefit from dual cores or multithreaded cpu" (Actually, I wanted to get dual cores.... :whistling:)

2. Get at least 1 GB of RAM. (will dual channel helps? or just normal type?)

3. Is PCI-Express Video card needed or just onboard 64MB S3 video can do? Or better to have AGP 128MB or 256MB?

4. Will the harddisk buffer size help if higher? Like 8 or 16MB?
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Thanks,

May I know is all ms office single treated software, what about winxp?

What software will get the benifit out of dual core processor?
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Photo and video editing maybe some audio editing software
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