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Clinton.d.

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I am looking at a Dell desktop that I will upgrade from 2 to 4 gb ram shortly after buying. Will be running win 7 and I am wondering what effect the ghz has on performance it has 2.2 ghz inspirion i560 800mhz ddr3. What I need the comp. To do is internet surfing and word proccessing and downloading movies and music.
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If that's a 2.2GHz "Celeron" CPU, (instead of a "Dual Core", "Core 2 Duo", or "i"-whatever), it's going to be a bit slow. The "Celeron" is the bottom of the pile but, it's fine for general surfing, word processing and downloading.












Edited by SpywareDr, 05 February 2011 - 05:21 AM.

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Any PC you buy today will be well-equiped to handle the basic tasks you mentioned.

As for what exact impact the speed a CPU ("Ghz") has on the computers performace, for your purposes there will be basically no decernable difference between your CPU and a CPU twice as fast, since your activities won't heavily tax the CPU.

Also, as a side note, all but one of the Celeron-branded CPUs available on Newegg right now are dual-core. Since the transition away from the NetBurst microarchitecture, the Celeron series has become a competent budget CPU line, and they would still be more than powerful enough for basic tasks like web surfing and word processing.
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