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AMD Athlon X2 Ql-62 and Ndvidia 8200M G Lappy. Keep it?

by cpnfantstk / December 21, 2008 11:37 AM PST

I just purchased a compaq laptop has these specs:

Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
CPU Type AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 2.0G 3600 ms/t Dual Core (1mb L2 cache)
Screen 15.4" WXGA
Memory Size 2GB DDR2 (4gb max)
Hard Disk 160GB
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 8200M
Video Memory shared memory

Wanting to know how good a system is this for multi-tasking,video watching, some games at low-med settings? How does this compare to a T3200 intel pentium system ? Basically needing input of those who know from one who does not(yet). Thanks.

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Not a gamer's system.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2008 10:02 PM PST

While it's a nice enough machine, gamers will complain about it.

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(NT) In comparison to the t3200 pentium dual? Trying to choose ?
by cpnfantstk / December 21, 2008 10:24 PM PST
In reply to: Not a gamer's system.
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Not a CPU issue. The GPU is not
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2008 10:29 PM PST

A gaming solution. It's good for light work, Vista's AERO but a gamer will whine.

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Couple other questions
by cpnfantstk / December 21, 2008 10:53 PM PST

If i take gaming out of the equation and just cpu performance in general, would this processor be quicker than the t3200 pentium ? This laptop does not have an expansion slot . Is that an issue for any reason ? Lastly , it has wireless b/g and not "n", is that a big deal ? Thanks Bob

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2008 11:05 PM PST
In reply to: Couple other questions

No model number so I'll stop here. I read your post twice (again) and couldn't find it. Since it matters and would change my answer I must ask you tell the make and models you want to discuss.

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