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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:17
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:29
After a PC for my parents, and decided that since they have very simple requirements (HDMI output is the only thing that matters really, and that the case isn't ugly!) that getting somethnig second hand may be the way to go.
With this in mind, is the Core Duo the absolute lowest CPU I'd want to go, or is the Pentium 4 okay? Bearing in mind if it doesn't come with an OS that Windows 7 will be going onto it.
Also, which graphics card would you recommend not for gaming, but for having a HDMI output that will just let you plug that one lead into the TV and watch iPlayer or similar on there?
Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:31
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 13:01
I gave my parents a used P4 and they couldn't be happier - remember you're talking to a bunch of geeks here (usually), who think that anything old is slow. Trust me, when it comes to "parental use", I doubt a core2duo will be utilized to its fullest.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:16
Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:30
I guess windows 7 (32bit) will be fine with a P4 anyway?
Posted 28 October 2009 - 09:39
Posted 28 October 2009 - 10:04
Pentium 4 3.00ghz CPU HT enabled
2GB DDR1 ram
200GB Seagate Barracuda 7200
X1550 512mb PCI express graphics