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PC Speed! Help!

Discussion in 'Computer Related Help & Discussion' started by Craig20264, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    It’s like having a RAM Disk. Disk i/o is very fast so reading/writing large files or paging is quick.
     
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  2. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    There are a few comparison sites around to give you a good idea of what CPU etc will work best at a given price.
    Bear in mind that simply getting something like an 'i5' means nothing if we have no means of comparing it - my stepdad did this recently - getting a refurbished i5 from HP, and it was utter crap (that's a technical term:p) compared to what he could get elsewhere. The fact is it was an early generation i5, whereas later generations are obviously better. We are up to gen 10 at the minute, so be cautious when purchasing.
    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/singleCompare.php
    https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/
    https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/reviews/cpu-hierarchy,4312.html

    And plenty of RAM (I would go for 16GB), an SSD for the OS, and graphics card last of all - although graphics cards can make a difference in some intensive situations, most PS and Lightroom certainly don't warrant the latest all-singing beasties (which cost more than a workstation anyway!)
     
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