Dual Core Questions
I don't get the details on the Dual Core. Does that means that the processor speed is multiplied by 2 because i have an amd dual core 4600+ at 2.4Ghz so does that mean that it's 4.8Ghz? And if so, then how do i raise it to its maximum speed besides overclocking?
No. A dual core 2.4GHz does not make it a 4.8GHz one.
Overclocking is the only way.
Okay I know that with this i can pretty much play most of the new games out there and out, but approximately how much longer should i wait until i upgrade the processor?
It's already outdated by my standards.
i think it depend on your need, if you already satisfied with your current game, i think uprade just waste your money.
And I will say that when you get used to a high-end system, you can never go back to anything else. I went to quad-core and the least I can tolerate now is my overclocked E6400 system. I used to have a standard Pentium D 805 machine on my desk at work and when I went quad-core on my main machine, I just spent my own money to upgrade my system at work to an E6600. It's like the devil's fruit. Once you've tasted it, it sucks you in for good and you cannot escape.
*remembers when the 486DX2 was the shit. T-T
A computer is only obsolete when it can no longer do what you need it to do to your satisfaction.
If games are your thing... then it was obsolete the day you bought it.
Video... more power, the better, so long as your encoders can take advantage of the hardware's new capabilities.
Art design... I don't think you'll need the cutting edge for most of that.
Cad design you can get away with a decent single core and midgrade (or desktop grade if you got the cash and do a lot of professional work) graphics cards. More is better, but meh...
This is what I seemed to have noticed. If your primary task is to maintain a Q&A database, there's no reason to go above a PII really. You just think about what you want to do now, and what you want to do in a few years. That's all you can do.
I agree with Jyuu though... once your used to performance, it's frustrating not to have it. Although I'm not sure that's an excuse to upgrade every 6 months... but if you can get away with it, hell yes!
thanks to Silverwmoon!