|Think he means Core 2 Quad Q9550--a 2.83GHz, 1333FSB quad. Still a very capable processor. |
4GB of memory is enough for most applications. However if you're switching between Photoshop and Premiere Pro on a daily basis, then doubling your memory should provide you with a noticeable performance boost.
Even if you're just a "general purpose" user, installing a cheap 60/64GB SSD to put your OS and a few programs on will really get your system going. I remember seeing an SSD in operation for the first time--a friend installed one in his Phenom X6 machine not too long ago--and being absolutely amazed by the performance. The Win7 splash screen couldn't even finish its animation sequence before the desktop was up!
HTPC | Pentium M @ 2.82GHz, 2MB L2) | 4GB | 1.0TB | Radeon HD5750 | Blu-Ray
Win 7 Pro | Modified PowerMac G4 QuickSilver case