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Old January 14th, 2012, 08:49 AM   #1
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I am currently running Vegas 10.e on a 6 year old Dell with an Intel Core i7 . The computer is on its last legs. I need to replace it soon. My question is, how much difference is it between and 6 year old i7 and a new Intel Core i5 processeror? Bob
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Old January 14th, 2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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Are you sure it's an i7?
I didn't think they made them 6 years ago.
If it is, you'll be disappointed in your performance by dropping down to an i5.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 03:51 PM   #3
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Mike, thanks. I bought the computer 3 years ago. I took it to an computer place to see if they could fix it. Said cheaper to replace it. They ran a check on it and said it was built in 2006. Bob
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Old January 14th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #4
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go to 'my computer' > right click and it'll tell you what cpu / ram you have.

how can a computer be on its 'last legs'?

maybe simply reformatting the system hd and reinstalling everythingwill buck it up ;-)
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Old January 14th, 2012, 06:22 PM   #5
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Bob, you have a Microcenter in Atlanta, I bet. They often run great deals on PCs.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #6
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Bob,

In fact, 2006 was the year when the Core 2 Duo was first introduced. And for most of that year Intel was still saddled with Netburst (Pentium 4 and Pentium D) processors.

If you have a very early i7 (i7-920) from late 2008 or early 2009, then any of the full-power quad-core Sandy Bridge i5 CPUs (those without an "S" or a "T" at the end of the model number) would have been merely a sideways-grade (performance-wise) from that early i7 such that it's worth buying only if you can get some money by selling that early i7 system.
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