single core versus dual core questions?

November 29, 2009 at 16:43:10
Specs: Windows 7
We just bought, for a christmas gift, for my 14 year old son...he likes to play Runescape online and for making his own youtube videos...


Acer - Aspire Laptop with AMD Athlon™ Single-Core Processor

It was on sale for $350 and he is just 14 and subject to a little brother...

Will this work for him for what he will be using it for? Do we need to return it? Please any insite into this would be helpful.


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#1
November 29, 2009 at 18:11:36
I think it would be ok for a kid and for what you are going to use it for.

Make sure you have restore disks or know how to recover to OEM state.

If it has windows 7 on it be sure to get maybe MS security essentials or other firewall and AV software before you connect online.

I'd put a hosts file on it too.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
November 29, 2009 at 19:02:09
How much memory & which graphics are used? While a dual core CPU would have been better than a single core, the memory amount has a huge impact on performance & the graphics type has a huge impact on gaming.

Which model did you get?

Acer Notebooks


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#3
November 30, 2009 at 14:42:07
It is 3 gig i do believe

Product MPNMPN
AS5532-5535
Key FeaturesUse
Home Use
Processor
1.6 GHz
ProcessorProcessor Manufacturer
AMD
Processor Speed
1.6 GHz
MemoryRAM Technology
DDR2 SDRAM
Hard DriveStorage Controller Type
Serial ATA
DisplayDisplay Max. Resolution
1366 x 768
VideoGraphic Processor
ATI Radeon HD 3200
Operating SystemPlatform
PC
NetworkingNetworking Type
Integrated Wireless LAN
Data Link Protocol
IEEE 802.11b ,IEEE 802.11g ,IEEE 802.11n
MiscellaneousUPC
99802302887
Product ID
91391775
Family Line
Acer Aspire


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