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I know the Processor is basically the main component of a PC, yet, I also know RAM is important in system performance.

Which is better, of the following two?

2Ghz processor, 512Mb RAM or
1.6Ghz processor, 1024Mb RAM
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What do you intend to run on the computer? I'd vote the 1.6GB processor and 1GB RAM
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It would depend on the CPUs you are talking about and the memory, sometimes its better to get a faster cpu and upgrade memory as it can work out cheaper.
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I'd use the laptop mainly, for watching videos, listening to music, playing games (I don't really mind if it won't play the latest games ).

The PC I'm on at the moment has a 2.8Ghz processor and only 256Mb RAM (I've always thought that was strange) and it's not exactly fast, so I'm leaning more towards more RAM than processor speed
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My rule of thumb has always been to buy the fastest processor i can. Once you do that you can alwaus add better hardware to accessorize the CPU for better performance. You cannot accessorize a slow processor to match a faster one no matter how much you try.

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so, maybe a fast processor, then I can add RAM as required?
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Yes, laptops are different beasts, you cant upgrade much in them, the memory and hard drive as about the only things you can so it doesnt matter so much how good they are because you can upgrade those down the line, what you want to get is the best you can in parts you cant change, like the CPU and graphics the rest is secondary.
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Okay, yeah. Thanks a lot.
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