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Need help deciding right processor speed for new PC...

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Time to get new desktop & looking at a refurbished PC with dual core processor; 4 GB RAM; ~ 400 GB Hard Drive; Windows 7. Some machines have a 1.80 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor  & I was wondering if that would be adequate to handle the following uses : videos, photo stuff, Micro. Office, Skype, Pandora & various Chrome apps while multi-tasking etc. or should I try to get something faster. Problem is a limited budget... Thanks for your help



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Intel core 2 duos are solid processors. They make great refurbs. If the machine starts seeming slow, you can still replace the hard drive with a SSD to get better performance. You can use www.cpubenchmark.net to compare the different core 2 processors. You will need the full processor name though.
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We may be able to help you further if you can give us a little more info.

Some links to computers you are looking at.

Full specs of the computer you are using at the moment, including the brand/model of the PSU.

A max budget.

The country in which you will be purchasing the computer.



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