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Dual Core vs Quad Core PC for basic office operation

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For an office computer, using Outlook, IE, Blackberry redirector, and tons of files (MS Office applications), and a couple of other database driven windows applications, would there be a benefit to go for Quad Core rather than Dual Core?

Is Quad Core basically 4 processors?

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I will be using Win XP Pro. Is that 32 bit. What about the latest Office Software Products? Are they 32 bit too?

I know the other apps are old, so must be 32 bits.
It is 32 bits, and as as OS is 32 bits the majority of ahe apps u use are also so i recommend dual core

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is 1 GB ran decent to run a lot of 32 bit apps?
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I guess my old foxpro apps are not ready for upgrading. so it must be that i choose the Duo, so I do not have to worry about legacy application compatability.

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You mentioned that Office 2007 would prefer 64 bit PC. If I should get a Duo, I will take your reco to at least increase GB to 2 for RAM. Hope that will make Office 2007 work decent.
I would go to 4 gig if system will support it . Windows xp will see at least 3.5 gigs and ram is cheap these days.

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Thanks for all the reviews and suggestion. it has been helpful.
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