In response to # 7.
Thanks for your replies and help.
“Early dual core adopters saw little or no performance increase, in fact, many saw a decrease. For instance, taking a 3.0GHz single core CPU & replacing it with a 2.2GHz dual core is obviously taking an 800MHz decrease in CPU clock speed. But hey, it's a dual core so it MUST be faster, right?”
OK. I have a lot to learn here. I will look at the BIG picture, and not just focus on the CPU.
I decided that I'm in desperate need of catching up in knowledge regarding new computer stuff.
“Just be aware that just because it's available, doesn't mean you actually need it.”
“I'm not trying to discourage you. Based on your posted specs, you're in desperate need of an upgrade.”
Oops, I hope you weren't looking at my system specs for the system I'm typing this on. It was not my intention to use this old PC for Adobe.
I have only just started to learn Adobe CS5 Master Collection as a student and need a system for it.
“The 1st thing you need to do is decide on how much you're willing to spend & whether you're going to build your own or buy a pre-built system.”
I would like to build my own system, because it costs less to build, so I can get more.
As my rands are presently hard earned, and computer prices in my country are very high, I want to do my best not to make a mistake when choosing a system for my Adobe.
Here's my situation : I am presently forcing only some of CS5 to work on my old MS-6714, which was a throw-away PC that has been standing under dust in someone's garage for a long time, that was just recently resurrected at no cost with the help of nice people from this forum, with
CPU/Ram: 2.4 GHz / 1527 MB,
Video Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, and
Sound Card: Realtek AC'97 Audio,
my first computer fix ever ...
… I know, this is crazy, madness and frustrating, but at least it allowed me to get started as a student with Adobe.
I've just spent lank money to get CS5, so the cents left over are few.
I am going to eventually need a system that will allow me to run multi-threads with video and graphics that will be taxing on the system.
So here's where I need wisdom from the experts :
1. To get a second hand older generation quad core computer with 8 GB max RAM to relief me instantly of the pain I suffer from the super slowness of my MS-6714 when working with Adobe, or
2. to bite on my nails and suffer a bit longer until I have enough cash for an up to date 6 core system?
I cannot see myself affording anything more than a 6 core for a while.
Easy to choose nice stuff when the cash is there, but my challenge at present is to do the best with what I have.
Nothing helps man to overcome troubles and to survive like the knowledge of a task to complete.