Ignoring the notebook portion of your question (see my PS) .. IMO, any recent processor chip will handle TODAYS games. The most important gaming component for a current build is the video card. The second most critical is a power supply large enough to handle the processor/graphics card, while the third most critical is what is the heat output from these items and how well your case/fans dissipate such.
I highly recommend you read the 3 PC buyers guides (actually for build your own) found on the left orange bar under buyers guides on the following link:
I've asked this before, but didn't bookmark the answer.
So.......setting up new computer, and need to know.....
How do you set your computer to remember the place you left off on threads on SI? There's a color code system that can be set. Mine shows purple for already read posts, and blue for posts I haven't read yet. I've had to log off several times today while configuring my new computer and downloading programs and it never remembers where I've left off on the threads.
If someone can tell me I promise to bookmark the page. ;)
I've got a problem with Excel, Powerpoint and other MSFT applications that when I open Excel, then select File/Open the Open box appears, but if I try to select the pull down Look In: tab, it takes up to 1 or 2 minutes respond and show me the options of where to look. I don't know why this is so slow.
Anybody have any idea why Excel would freeze on a pull down Look In: tab?
I installed and started using a new USB Wireless N network adapter last week. Ever since, a message box pops up saying,
"The systen has detected a conflict for IP address 22.214.171.124 with the system having hardware address 00:1C:DF:12:7B:9A. The interface has been disabled."
This window continues to pop-up throughout my Windows session, and is getting annoying. I'm sure it has to do with some software conflict with the old USB wireless-G network adapter, but I can't figure out how to uninstall the old software or (driver) as it does not appear on the Add/Remove program list in Control Panel. Thoughts?