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From: Darrell Martin <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Tmg on celeron
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 14:13:03 -0400 (EDT)

Hi, Teresa:

I agree with Gordon's recommendations for the most part. However, a Celeron would be *more* than good enough for TMG use, assuming there is enough memory, speed, and hard drive space (in that order). Disdain for the Celeron is justified for earlier versions, or if you are a confirmed geek (guilty). But if you aren't going to really put the PC through its paces using other programs, save the $400 and spend it to max out the memory -- plus other goodies.

512 MB vs 1 GB will probably depend on how many programs you try to run at once. But you can never have too much memory, as my late grandmother would have said if she had ever seen a computer [grin].

Hyperthreading requires programs and/or an operating system written to take advantage of it before it makes a noticeable difference, from what I've read. TMG would not be among them.


-----Original Message-----
From: Teresa Ghee Elliott <>
Sent: Oct 12, 2004 12:36 PM
Subject: RE: [TMG] Tmg on celeron

Thanks. Don't know that I will be getting anything, just looking, but want
to look in the right direction. ;)

Teresa Ghee Elliott
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-----Original Message-----
From: Gordon Banks [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Tmg on celeron

Get an AMD Athlon instead. It is as good as the Pentium and much better
than a Celeron. Celerons are truly crippled processors.

On Tue, 2004-10-12 at 08:00, Teresa Ghee Elliott wrote:
> I am looking at possibly getting a larger laptop. I can get a Celeron for
> about $400 cheaper than a Pentium 4. I have always ran TMG on a Pentium.
> Does anyone have experience with running it on a Celeron. Also, is there
> anyone using a hyper threading machine and did you notice any speed
> difference over a non-hyper threading machine?
> Plus will I notice a big difference in speed over 512 MB of memory vs.
> 1GB?
> Teresa Ghee Elliott

Darrell A. Martin
a native Vermonter in exile in Illinois

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