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Yet another processor question

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08-24-2011 06:54 AM

I've looked at all the posts, and cannot find an easy answer.  Maybe there isn't one...


I have been tasked with purchasing a new laptop for AutoCAD, we'll be running Windows 7 64 bit.  All the specs make sense until the processor.  The machine that has been proposed has an Intel i5-2520M processor at 2.5GHz with a 3MB cache.  How does that compare with the required Intel Pentium 4 processor or AMD Athlon, 3 GHz or greater; or Intel or AMD dual-core processor, 2 GHz or greater?


Thanks in advance.

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Re: Yet another processor question

08-24-2011 07:08 AM in reply to: chiefmuse

You should be fine. According to the Intel website, that chip is a dual core chip running at 2.5 GHz, so it is above the 2GHz recommendation for a dual core chip. I have a Core 2-Duo E6600 at 2.4 GHz, Win 7 Pro, and 8g of RAM and ACAD 2012 runs great. Just make sure you have a decent graphics card.

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Re: Yet another processor question

08-24-2011 07:19 AM in reply to: stevev0983

Thanks!  I didn't see that the requirement was for Intel OR AMD dual core...

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