Victoria TX Posted August 31, 2011 Share Posted August 31, 2011 The bad news is that my computer died and has been deemed unrepairable. The good news is that the Office Depot extended warranty folks are supposed to be sending me a gift card to use toward a new computer. I don't do gaming and my Excel spreadsheets aren't typically terribly complex requiring extensive complex recalculation, which is what I tend to think of as being very demanding for the processor. Indeed, digital scrapbooking is probably the most demanding activity for my computer. (I recently started using Photoshop Elements 9.) In balancing RAM vs. processor speed, which do you think should weigh most heavily in my decision? I haven't done a lot of video editing to date although I do have a copy of Roxio Easy CD & DVD Burning software that I hadn't installed yet & it apparently has some video options (motion menus, buttons & background music per the box). In the past, I've just done a few slide shows & used Microsoft PowerPoint since I already knew the software & wouldn't have to deal with a learning curve. My now deceased computer had 8 GB of RAM, however, it doesn't appear that the store currently carries computers with more than 6 GB of RAM so that will be the maximum I can get without paying extra to have it upgraded in-store. With a limited budget, I don't know if that would be worthwhile. Thanks for any suggestions / comments! Victoria Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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