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By bldsm ·
Hi

I have a laptop with an AMD Athlon XP 2.8Ghz CPU. I am looking at an AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+.

A shop told me that the 3000+ had a ghz rating of 2.6 ghz.

Questions:

1. Is the 3000+ faster than my laptop 2.8 Ghz?

2. Does the 3000+ run at 3.0Ghz (as I thought it would)?

3. For photoshop work is it better to buy a P4 3200+ or an AMD Athlon 64 3000+?

4. Some laptops have a CPU rating of 1.3 Ghz and I wonder why anyone would buy a slow CPU when the new ones are out at 3.2 Ghz? What is the reasoning behind this (maybe the 1.3 Ghz is a new sort)

I have looked up many sites to explain these but its all far too complicated.

Thanks
Bruce (very confused)

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