I have to get/build a new PC as my existing one is giving problem.
Assuming the specifications of all other components are the same, would a Core 2 Duo E6850 give better performance when running Photoshop, Lightroom and Capture NX etc. compared to the Quad Core Q6600? Which should I pick considering that both the processors are practically the same price?
A question regarding the OS. I know Windows Vista is not very stable and is a drain to the system. Under Windows XP, we are limited to 3 GB RAM regardless of the physical size. I understand Vista accepts a higher limit (correct me if I am wrong). This being the case, considering that RAM is quite cheap, would it make the PC faster if I were to install say 8 GB RAM should I select Vista or stay with 4 GB RAM under Windows XP.
All advice is welcome.