LawrenceMck From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 311 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1962 times:
Not entirely sure what forum to post this in, but It's all to do with my aviation hobby of Flight Simming so here goes...
For simming I have a laptop with 3.06Ghz Pentium 4, 900MB RAM and a 128MB Graphics card.
One of my friends wants to swap my laptop for his desktop, I'd prefer a desktop for simming as you can upgrade it, here's his spec: 2.93Ghz Pentium 4, 1 Gig of RAM (upgradable to 4 Gig) and he also has a 128MB Graphics card, which I'd be able to upgrade, he'd also throw in 100 pounds which is very generous. What I want is some general advice on whether I should go ahead with it? I'm still going to think about it for a while though.
One main concern is his 2.93Ghz processor, its less than mine, will this be noticable performance wise?
Any advice at all would be very much appreciated.
777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1951 times:
Quoting LawrenceMck (Thread starter): One of my friends wants to swap my laptop for his desktop, I'd prefer a desktop for simming as you can upgrade it,
Sounds like a fair swap.
Quoting LawrenceMck (Thread starter): One main concern is his 2.93Ghz processor, its less than mine, will this be noticable performance wise?
Negligable, if at all. Is the 2.93 a Pentium 4 or an Athlon? Either way, with the extra RAM in the desktop, you may even be a bit faster than the laptop. The upgradability of the desktop, is a real plus.
Is he going to give you the monitor and all the extras?
I'd do the deal in a minute. I don't like simming on a laptop.
My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.