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Is this computer worth keeping?

I have a tower with 4gig ram and a Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E6550 2.33Ghz.  Is this tower worth keeping for my medium/large business?     I will donate it otherwise.  Windows 7 and Windows 10 environment.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Every bisuienss has its own needs and thresholds. So nobody can answer that but you.

I will say that a core 2 duo is quite old. Most machines of that era are end of life. Manufacturers tend to stop doing Bios updates and drivers for hardware that old.
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dbruntonCommented:
Really depends on what your business does.

For standard use I'd say it needs another 4 Gb of RAM.  That would make a reasonably nice machine for Internet browsing, word processing and similar use.  It wouldn't be the fastest machine on the block but if you've got a user whose needs aren't demanding it would be suitable.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I had Core 2 duo with 4 GB of ram in 2008 that ran Windows 7 quite well. It could server light duty in your business for a year or so until it dies.
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serialbandCommented:
It's time to get rid of it.
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Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
Core2 and 4G will run windows 7 very good. try giving it to a user that do not use heavy programs or alot of programs, like secretary or something like this.
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nobusCommented:
for normal use, like mail and internet, it is still useable.
if you want to keep or donate it - that(s up to you
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McKnifeCommented:
One could argue that even from a security point of view, it shouldn't be kept as this processor will not get updates against the bad spectre exploits. Intel let those core2Duo's down.
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