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Would these specs be OK for a lot of programming (both Desktop and Web such as .NET, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Python and all other) and some little light graphic design and photo editing (like Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP, etc)?

Motherboard : Gigabyte H61M Motherboard Technology
CPU : Intel Pentium Dual Core G840 2.8Ghz
Hard Drive : 1tb Sata Hard Drive
Memory : 4gb DDR3 1333 Memory

asked Mar 10 '12 at 16:59

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I guess...

(Mar 11 '12 at 04:06) RafalChmiel RafalChmiel's gravatar image

From my experience YES! I have not run into any problems.

answered Mar 10 '12 at 17:24

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Thank you.

(Mar 10 '12 at 19:05) RafalChmiel RafalChmiel's gravatar image

worked with significantly slower systems, it is more than fast enough. The only resource intensive part is compiling and unless you are making a massive program, the wait is not very long. Go with a low cost stable system and you will be good to go.

answered Mar 10 '12 at 18:12

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Thanks so much!

(Mar 10 '12 at 19:05) RafalChmiel RafalChmiel's gravatar image

Or your using applications like Oracle, Sybase, or Teradata which are intensive RDBMS applications. You'll be perfectly fine with that or even working with a single core AMD CPU.

(Mar 11 '12 at 00:01) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

Thanks @Compucore.

(Mar 11 '12 at 04:06) RafalChmiel RafalChmiel's gravatar image

wanted to also add that that CPU you have listed is not a slow CPU, it can still handle some high end stuff like gaming.

The only program that really benefits from a faster CPU, is photoshop and you will only really notice it with the CPU intensive filters. And for those filters, the benefit will be more noticed if you are working with very large images, eg 20-30 megapixels (general manipulation on photoshop is fast even on a older core 2 system, and you can get a bigger performance boost in photoshop from adding a dedicated videocard, than with a faster CPU when it comes to performance per dollar.

(eg there was a video of adobe showing off what the GPU acceleration does by editing a 422 megapixel image with very little delay)

(Mar 11 '12 at 10:26) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

Thats an average system, it should be fine.

answered Mar 11 '12 at 16:12

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