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Old April 10th, 2005, 05:09 PM
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Please don't laugh to hard at this question, I am an apple guy and I am not strongly familiar with PCs. I am purchasing a PC and I want to run visual studio. On the microsoft web site they say the system requirements are for a 450-megahertz (MHz) Pentium II-class processor, 600-MHz Pentium III-class processor recommended. Does anybody know if you can run visual studio on a computer with a Intel® Celeron® D Processor 320 (2.40GHz, 256KB, 533MHz FSB) is there a difference?

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Old April 10th, 2005, 07:54 PM
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Celeron will be fine.
PII and PIII are now very old.
PIV and Celeron are same except for different cache size, sorry dont no the details.

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If you have not purchased yet, get PIV, not Celeron.


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Hi Mike

No laughing, imagine us on a mac :-)

Whatever, the only huge difference with the celeron vs pentium processor is the way it handles the rounding of floating points which should not be a huge problem unless you do some real scientific stuff.

If Microsoft says "Minimum Requirements" it directly translates to " On a PC with this-and-that specs, our application WILL NOT run!". TrustMe.

Visual Studio 6 will do fine on your specs. Visual.Net on the minimum specs in your question - no way unless you have a lot of time for smoking and drinking coffee for each compilation is going to take ages!!!

In our language (afrikaans) we've got a saying (translating) "Buying Cheap is Buying expensive!!!"

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I tend to disagree about the PIV vs Celeron.

I understand to have a smaller L2 cache which considerably effects performance.
I could be incorrect with this, but I have seen much anecdotal evidence to back this up.
I would suggest investigating some legitamate benchmark tests, Im sure there are plenty of comparisons on the net.

The $ difference between PIV and Cel are not that great.
I would never buy a Celeron over PIV.

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I think that processors aside, work on the memory. You shouldn't run a windows dev environment with anything less than 512Mb of RAM. If it comes down to money, spend the extra cash on memory rather than cycles.

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Thanks everybody, I did go ahead and get the PIV. I will add more memory but I wanted to at least get processor that would be up to par.

One other question on the subject of system requirements. What editor do a majority of developers use for ASP.Net. I didn't realize the Visual Studio.Net was so high dollar, how can the little man afford that, there must be something cheaper. I know you can use notepad, but it seems you have to be really familiar with .Net before doing so.



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You wouldn't happen to be a student would you? If so, you can often find VS.Net for as little as $25.

Otherwise you can use the Web Matrix for free.

http://asp.net/Default.aspx?tabindex=0&tabid=1

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