LawrenceMck
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Swapping A PC!?!

Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:32 am

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.
Thanks

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RE: Swapping A PC!?!

Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:16 am

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.

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LawrenceMck
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RE: Swapping A PC!?!

Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:22 am

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 1):
Negligable, if at all. Is the 2.93 a Pentium 4 or an Athlon?

Its a Pentium 4

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 1):
s he going to give you the monitor and all the extras?

All extras are included

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RE: Swapping A PC!?!

Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:44 am

Quoting LawrenceMck (Reply 2):
All extras are included

I'd do this deal. Use the extra 100lbs to put towards a sweet video card or some more memory!

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RE: Swapping A PC!?!

Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:53 am

If the deal seeems fair go for it. But ditch that 128 card as soon as funds allow. Higher Ram on the video card usually means better performance with MS FS.

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RE: Swapping A PC!?!

Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:08 pm

Take his hand off, do the deal and with the extra cash make further improvements.

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