New computer old hardware vs. new. which is better?
I'm getting a new computer (the one I'm using is about five years old) and need help as to how the hardware compares with a new one I'm getting. I don't know what the technical things mean.
I don't use it for gaming. I use it for regular use. I often have several windows open at once though.
I'm switching from quad core to dual core and am a little worried that the dual core will be slower.
Will I notice the difference from DDR 3 from DDR 2 RAM?
What about an Intel Core i5-650 dual-core processor vs. Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600?
How about 3.2Ghz vs 2.4GHz?
what is an i5-650 processor?
L2 + 4MB shared L3 cache vs. 2x4MB L2 Cache? Is the difference between cache important?
Is the upgrade significant? Will I notice a difference?
Here are my old and new computer specs in case you want to see.
Intel ® Viiv™ Processor Technology with an Intel ® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6600
• 2.40GHz, 2x4MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz Front Side Bus, Intel ® P965 Express Chipset, 3072MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory (2x1024MB & 2x512MB for ultimate performance, DDR2-SDRAM memory type, 4 DIMM (240-pin, DDR2) memory slots, 640GB (2x320GB) HD
My new computer:
HP Pavilion p6680t series: Windows 7 Premium 64-bit, Intel Core i5-650 dual-core processor [3.2Ghz, 512KB, L2 + 4MB shared L3 cache, DMI 2.5GT/s, 6GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs], 1TB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive, Intel HD Graphics [VGA], 16x max DVD/RW SuperMulti drive, TV tuner ATSC-NTSC with PVR.
Thank you, Brad