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Buying a new PC, advice needed on processors

Q: Buying a new PC, advice needed on processors

So I'm planning to buy a new PC since my old one malfunctioned and I was unsuccessful at repairing it. I was mainly paying attention to the processors of the choices I have and these mainly caught my attention:

AMD Phenom X4 9650B
AMD Phenom X3 8850
AMD Athlon X3 8750
AMD Phenom X3 720

And basically I want to have a fast computer which would allow me to use many programs simultaneously. I don't care for performance concerning games, so that's why I've payed attention to the multi-core ones for cheaper PCs. Which one of these could be considered fastest for general purposes and should dual-cores also be considered?

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A: Buying a new PC, advice needed on processors

I would stat away from the phenoms, and look at the phenom II's . Also what motherboard are you looking at getting, Am2+, or Am3?
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A CPU upgrade won't cause any noticable speed increase since your board is old, I'll suggest geeting a new one

However these might fit your needs
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I am not to sure, but I got this from :

Tip 066 » Can't get NT to recognize the 256 processors on your MOBO?

If you have more processors than NT will recognize, try editing:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Session Manager/Environment/NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Session Manager/Environment/LicensedProcessors

Now, when you do an update install (re-install into the same directory), NT will recognize those extra processors. As with any system modification requiring use of the NT CDROM, re-apply your latest SP. Don't forget to generate a current ERD (RDISK.EXE /S).

Be sure that you are not violating any license agreements if you do this. You will require a custom HAL if your MOBO has more than 4 processors.
Also from you can look at this tip: How do I manually add support for multi-processing?
I hope this helps

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]


Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

[This message has been edited by Reuel Miller (edited 01-23-2001).]
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seeing how nobody has replied yet, i think i can kinda handle this.

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Both laptops are great, I really do not know what your cousin was thinking. Both laptops have the highest end components you can get. They are are overkill though. This is why:
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I see SeaVixen is probably busy with a reply, so I'll concentrate on the Outlook Express question.

The only way to run Outlook Express is using XP Mode in either Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate:

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Which forum category may I post a request for buying advice? Specifically, I have a list of specs I require in a laptop (they are very specific) and was hoping that someone could recommend which brand/model I should consider.

I have spent endless hours reading comparisons, reviews, ratings, model specs, etc. - and there's a frightening lack of consistency out there.

Is there an appropriate forum here (or anywhere) for some consumer based buying advice?

Thank you,


A:Which Forum-Buying Advice?

this is as good as any, list your requirments.
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