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Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc
06/04/15 03:10 AM


> The old computer is Windows XP and plays fine. It's a single core 3.4Ghz Pentium. The
> newer PC is a dual core Pentium D 3.4Ghz with SATA and an SSD. I haven't thought if I
> should go to Windows 7. I was thinking on boot times when I start the machine up. The
> SSD would increase that I'm sure.

looking at this:
http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/418/Intel_Pentium_4_650_vs_Intel_Pentium_D_945.html
there doesn't seem to be much difference in the processors regarding mame performance.
if you want to use the ssd hd I don't think u would be able to use xp as (I think) xp has trouble with ssd drives regarding efficient and 'proper' functioning of the ssd and its operating method/features
(but there might be certain tweaks/fixes available for windows xp to solve the issues encountered when you try to get a ssd to work as it should)

a reasonable jump/upgrade for your current pc's would be a used dell OptiPlex desktop pc, running a core 2 duo of around 3ghz cpu speed.

for a very fast boot time a good option with any pc if using windows xp is to use a very lightweight 'stripped down' version which you might be able to find 'somewhere' on the net, called 'microXP' (or an alternative is called tinyXP, which is a little less stripped down than microXP).







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* Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc dcapper 06/03/15 07:00 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Phreakwars  07/11/15 09:47 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Traso  07/17/15 09:03 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc grog  06/03/15 08:37 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc dcapper  06/04/15 02:38 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc grog  06/04/15 03:10 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc krick  06/04/15 03:39 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc dcapper  06/04/15 04:05 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc grog  06/04/15 09:52 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Traso  06/05/15 07:56 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc dcapper  06/06/15 10:38 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Heihachi_73  06/07/15 08:46 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Traso  06/07/15 08:23 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Heihachi_73  06/08/15 01:16 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc dcapper  06/09/15 07:04 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Heihachi_73  06/10/15 12:34 AM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc Traso  06/03/15 11:03 PM
. * Re: Old single core pc debating if to upgrade to a duo core pc dcapper  06/04/15 02:39 AM

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