Computer Parts? HELP!!?

Question by I Want My Nation Back!: Computer Parts? HELP!!?
So I posted a dif question.. thats different.. .but

I will either get a 1.6ghz quad core with turbo boost to 2.6 ghz


a 2.5 ghz dual core

This is for gaming and running games (on high detail for the graphics card)

Star Wars Galaxies
Mass Effect II
Internet ( 4 tabs )

They cost almost exactly the same.

We’re dealing with an HP laptop.

Here are the specs of it:
Quad 1.6 ghz turbo to 2.8


1 GB Ati Mobility Radeon 5650

are the major specs : the other one is

Dual Core 2.5 with turbo to 3.06 ghz
rest of this comp’s specs are same as others.


Explain the Turbo Boost Option, as well and how it works.

Would it be more efficient to be “future-proof” with the Quad or just buy a new computer by then lol
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-540M Dual Core processor (2.53GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.06GHz

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-720QM Quad Core processor (1.6GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz

Best answer:

Answer by porjaymaspazzatron
It’s important to know the exact processor models, and is tough to make a decision without that knowledge

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