Given that today's most common versions of Windows don't give more than 2GB of ram to the application and even then only 3G with cajoling and the application compiled "special" why are you thinking of going beyond 2GB?
Thanks to all on this forum. I have read threads and followed to other sites and read some more. I want to purchase a new desktop and have tried to learn all I need to know to make the best purchase. Now my brain is fried. I'm pretty sure I want an Intel Dual 2 core proc, alteast 2-5 gigs of fast ram, a fast bus, a great video card, etc (in other words I want the thing to be fast) The biggest software program I run is Quickbooks Pro, soon to be 2008. I'd love to download music and small videos without problems. I don't know how to build a puter, and can't find one that's got all I want in a package. BTW, don't want to spend more than $800-$1,000.
My question is can someone tell me where's the best place to buy and exactly what specs to make sure are included? I promise not to hold anyone responsible later and will be eternally grateful not to think about this again for another 5 years.
Thanks in advance.