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If paying more

In reply to: Dell Inspiron E1505

bothers you, don't do it! Speed bumps in a CPU family have surprisingly limited, day-to-day performance effect on a system's response. For most workloads, Intel's CPUs seldom run at their max frequency and cache size for more than a few seconds, if that much. The satisfaction you will get from maxing out the CPU choice is peace of mind knowing that it can't get better, until the next gen CPU launches.

Get **at least** 1024MB mem.

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In this case, I'd do it.

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The bump in speed is not only a linear function of raw GHz but the bump in L2 cache pays back too. I'll not write exact numbers but over at Tomshardware.com they did a MOTHER OF ALL CPU CHARTS and you can dig for that if you want an idea that this is a great idea if you are trying to eek another year out of the machine before you replace it.

Bob

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