I'm thinking of upgrading my CPU in my desktop Optiplex 760. I currently have a Core 2 duo E5200 and just upgraded from 2GB to 6GB of RAM. I'm trying to choose between a faster duo (8400/8500/8600) and one of the less expensive quads (8300/9400/9550). My primary uses are MS Office and lots of web browsing. I'm looking for more speed, faster response, especially when I have lots of browser windows open.
Also thinking of upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 and wondered if there are any speed or compatibility issues on the 760 running windows 7.
Thanks in advance for any help.
You can max out at 8GB of 800MHz DDR2 ram (Four 2GB sticks). But Windows 7 will run great with 6GB. My experience with Vista was not great. I run XP on my gaming XPS 730x, XPS 630i and Windows 7 on my work Latitude E series. Before buying another CPU, test Windows 7.
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