Acer aspire desktop PC tower AMD Phenom quad core 2.2GHZ, 4GB RAM, 2x640GB HDD, 256MB Nvidia graphics card, BLU RAY PLAYER, £449 @ Tesco - HotUKDeals
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This is my 1st ever post so go easy guys!! very impressed with this machine as i bought it yesterday from tesco hucknall store in nottingham.

Accessories Included none
Audio Features yes
Brand Acer
Bundle Contains PC base unit
Card Reader Yes
Features of Keyboard wired with multimedia keys
Features of Mouse wired optical
Features of Product Powerful AMD Phenom X4 Quad-Core processor combined with 4096MB RAM for demanding multi tasking environments. Sizeable 640Gb Hard Disk Drive for ample media storage. Blu-ray Disc reader with DVD RW drive. High performance visuals with NVIDIA 9500GS graphics. Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium offers a seamless and easy to use operating system
Graphics NVIDIA 9500GS 256MB
Graphics Dedicated Yes
Hard Drive Size 1240GB
Hard Drive Type SATA
Memory Size 4GB
Number of PCI Express Ports 2
Number of USB Ports 8x USB 2.0
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Optical Drive Blu-ray Compatible Yes
Optical Drive HD Compatible Yes
Optical Drive Lightscribe Compatible No
Optical Drive Type DVD Re-Writer
Processor AMD Phenom X4
Processor Bus 3600MHz
Processor Cache 2MB
Processor Model Number 9550
Processor Speed 2.2GHz
Product Depth 45.5 cm
Product Height 37 cm
Product Weight 11.1
Product Weight Units kg
Product Width 18.3 cm
Software Load Acer Empowering Technology (eRecovery, eSettings Management) Acer Arcade Live Acer GameZone Console Microsoft® Office 2007 Trial with Microsoft® Works 8.5 eSobi McAfee® Internet Security Suite 2008 (60-day trial) Adobe® Reader® NTI CD&DVD-Maker Gold
Wireless Built in No
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#1
How does this CPU compare with an Intel Q6600 Quad? Looks like a pretty decent spec, voted hot
#2
i know in the specs it says that there is only 640GB hard drive but i can confirm that it has 2x640GB HDD. had to ring round every tesco store in nottingham to get this as no one had any in stock apart from hucknall store. wasn't even looking for a new PC but could not resist!!! this pc is super fast!! i hope you guys will vote it hot hot hot!!!
#3
zAndy1
How does this CPU compare with an Intel Q6600 Quad? Looks like a pretty decent spec, voted hot


to be honest i am not that clued up on which processor is better and not afraid to admit it!! tesco are also doing a median PC with the intel Q6600 with fairly similer specs for £399.might post that too hey?
#4
The Phenom *might* be a bit faster (might not be - havent really checked the AMD line in a while), but the Q6600 Overclocks like a b*tch, so would get my vote.
#5
This PC tower also has digital optical audio out, so you can hook it up to your home cinema system and enjoy true dolby digital or DTS sound, it also has an HDMI out, S-video, DVI and VGA port.

5.1 audio out too!!
#6
matt-notts-uk
to be honest i am not that clued up on which processor is better and not afraid to admit it!! tesco are also doing a median PC with the intel Q6600 with fairly similer specs for £399.might post that too hey?



The Q6600 has a FSB of 1066MHz and L2 Cache of 8MB and the AMD has 2mb of L2 Cache and can't find the FSB speed.

Looks like the Q6600 is the daddy.

edit according to Tesco the AMD has......wait for it....... a 3.6Ghz FSB! That said they do use a different way to describe it.

I swould still go for the Q6600
#7
robinp
The Q6600 has a FSB of 1066MHz and L2 Cache of 8MB and the AMD has 2mb of L2 Cache and can't find the FSB speed.

Looks like the Q6600 is the daddy.


FSB speed for the AMD is 3600mhz!!!!
#8
matt-notts-uk
FSB speed for the AMD is 3600mhz!!!!


that cant be right????
#9
matt-notts-uk
FSB speed for the AMD is 3600mhz!!!!


Sorry - please see my edit. :thumbsup:
#10
FSB speed is 3600mhz, checked on amd website
#12
im not really in the know so what would be better a high FSB speed or a higher cache????
#13
PC has x4 ram slots. installed are 2x2GB ram and the motherboard will recognise 8GB or ram but ive been told that it is pointless as the 32x version of vista will not use any ram over 4GB?? does anyone know if this is the case?
#14
matt-notts-uk
PC has x4 ram slots. installed are 2x2GB ram and the motherboard will recognise 8GB or ram but ive been told that it is pointless as the 32x version of vista will not use any ram over 4GB?? does anyone know if this is the case?


Windows is supposed to support 4gb but the actual amount used is just over 3gb,Every one seems ram mad recently,I guess the PC world ads must be working,
1 Like #15
matt-notts-uk
im not really in the know so what would be better a high FSB speed or a higher cache????


http://bgs104.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/harryhill_fight.jpg


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#16
tonyg1962
Windows is supposed to support 4gb but the actual amount used is just over 3gb,Every one seems ram mad recently,I guess the PC world ads must be working,


ha ha ha your right!!!! you would have to have a hell of a load of programs running at once to use all that up!! but i suppose at least you wouldn't have to buy anymore ram!
#17
I was looking at one of these a couple of weeks ago, as I want a media pc for my living room to run MKV files. Do you know if it runs ok at full 1080p 1920x1200.
Also does it have a remote.cheers
Hot stuff
#18
matt-notts-uk
to be honest i am not that clued up on which processor is better and not afraid to admit it!! tesco are also doing a median PC with the intel Q6600 with fairly similer specs for £399.might post that too hey?


do you have a link for the medion PC? I cant see it on tesco's site.

Thanks
#19
a1
I was looking at one of these a couple of weeks ago, as I want a media pc for my living room to run MKV files. Do you know if it runs ok at full 1080p 1920x1200.
Also does it have a remote.cheers
Hot stuff


the tv i have is a 32 inch samsung but its only 720p so im not sure. sorry. it doesn't come with a remote either.
#20
just what im looking for after my laptop died yesterday. ordered one! hot hot. rep too! :thumbsup:
#21
cherylwood007
do you have a link for the medion PC? I cant see it on tesco's site.

Thanks


i cant find it on the site either as i have tried to post it!! it must have been a clearout offer in that store as it was a tesco extra. ill keep looking though. i know the medion had 3GB ram, 1TB HDD and the intel Q6600 for sure but it didnt have digital optical audio out, or HDMI or blu ray!!
#22
great deal!
1 Like #23
The AMD Phenom and Q6600 are pretty much comparable (both at stock speeds). However, the AMD would give you lower temps, whereas, the Q6600 overclocks like hell. Mine is at 3GHz on STOCK voltage, however, I would have no problems getting the AMD Phenom.
99% of customers will NOT notice the difference.

In addition, you can not compare Inlet Q6600 FSB to AMD's Hypertransport, as they are essentially completly different architectures.
AMD's quad cores are all native, whereas the intel Q6600 is essentially 2x dual cores "bolted" together.
AMD's architecture was (new intel i7 is more advanced) more advanced than intel's (but would give you same sort of speed.
As it was the more advanced architecture at the time, AMD does not require large amounts of cache (mb), whereas intel did to be comparable, so again, you can not compare the cache of the two.
AMD also had the memory controller built into the processor, whereas intel had a separate chip, outside the controller on the motherboard. This introduced latency into the system, hence the need for more cache (and faster speed) to catch up to AMD's more advanced architecture.

However, intel have a better (not much in % terms and no one will notice the difference apart from nerds counting every last fps) processor line out now called the i7, but it's MUCH more expensive, as you have to buy completely new motherboard (expensive) and DDR3 ram (x3 as there is no dual-channe mode now, but tri-channel).
You should note, intel have "copied" AMD and have now produced native quads, with hypertransport copy (quick connect?) and memory controller built into the processor.

AMD has also just released Phenom II's, which are comparable to i7, but slightly slower.

I don't have a clue why these manufacturers, sell PC's with 4GB ram, but then limit the whole system by putting Vista 32-bit on, whereby you can only see aprrox. 3GB?
#24
Can anyone comment on how quiet this is?

Nowadays CPU speed is largely irrelevent. I'd happily sacrifice some processor power for a nice quiet PC rather than a small aircraft carrier sat in my study!
#25
xLnC
I don't have a clue why these manufacturers, sell PC's with 4GB ram, but then limit the whole system by putting Vista 32-bit on, whereby you can only see aprrox. 3GB?


No idea on this one but I have noticed a lot of manufacturers putting the 32-bit version pre-installed, but also including installation media for the 64-bit version. Surely the more sensible option is to install the 64 bit version, and include 32-bit media for those who want? Think the Aldi laptops especially do the 32-bit installed, 64-bit on DVD option.
#26
a1
I was looking at one of these a couple of weeks ago, as I want a media pc for my living room to run MKV files. Do you know if it runs ok at full 1080p 1920x1200.
Also does it have a remote.cheers
Hot stuff


I'd be shocked if this spec couldn't cope with 1080p MKVs. My mac mini, with an Intel core duo 1.6 and 512MB ram can playback 720p MKVs. I've found alot depends on the software you're using.
#27
Some benchmarks here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/cpu-charts-2008-q1-2008/benchmarks,16.html

Select the benchmark you want and compare against Q6600 the Phenom 9500 (it doesn't list the 9550 but the 9550 is only going to be 10% faster than the 9500 at best).

The Q6600 seems to come out best a lot of the time, but as gadgetmann says, that might not be relevant for a lot of people. They are both pretty quick chips.
#28
Re: Manufacturers putting in 4gb ram in machines supplied with 32 bit windows os .....

I would imagine this is done for one or both of the following reasons ....

1. A lot of customers buying a computer are comparing figures on a like for like basis without fully understanding different architectures and limitations , hence the higher ram will impress and as a result generate more sales perhaps.

2. Anyone thinking of upgrading to the 64 bit version of windows in the near future will be able to take advantage of the extra 500mb of Ram without upgrading any hardware.

I believe that currently upto 3.5gb of Ram can be utilised in 32bit versions of windows vista so possibly only half a gb left unused .... as memory is so cheap anyway its not much of a waste really given that it could be used should one decide to upgrade to 64bit in the future.
#29
tonyg1962
Windows is supposed to support 4gb but the actual amount used is just over 3gb,Every one seems ram mad recently,I guess the PC world ads must be working,

I have no problems whatsoever with my 6gb ram running in tri-channel modes. I had 9gb but after testing found little or no gains whatsoever above 6gb. I did find a noticeable improvement from 3gb to 6 gb though when decoding video so its not just a marketing trick by PC world

I am running the latest 64bit windows vista btw


That said however , the core i7 motherboard has a different infrastructure to most other Pcs and is almost in a league of its own in terms of performance. In some cases test have proven that more sticks of memory can sometimes have a negative impact on performance , even though the ram is increased there can be more strain on the cpu as you add extra sticks of memory.
#30
a1
I was looking at one of these a couple of weeks ago, as I want a media pc for my living room to run MKV files. Do you know if it runs ok at full 1080p 1920x1200.
Also does it have a remote.cheers
Hot stuff


try a PS3 :thumbsup:
#31
Voted cold.

Processor is very very old. Doesn't compare with the Q6600.

4GB Ram - probably gonna be cheap 667mhz. :whistling:

Graphics card, is rubbish.

If it was like £300, i'd vote hot. But for £450 odd, never.
#32
toonarmani
try a PS3 :thumbsup:


Yes. Ofcourse it would run 1920x1200.
#33
toonarmani;4546716
try a PS3 :thumbsup:

I have tried a PS3 even running the java media server it stutters like hell at 1080p even trying different transcoding methods , 720p works fine , but im wanting to run it 1080p with 20gb plus file sizes.
#34
rooney10
I have no problems whatsoever with my 6gb ram running in tri-channel modes. I had 9gb but after testing found little or no gains whatsoever above 6gb. I did find a noticeable improvement from 3gb to 6 gb though when decoding video so its not just a marketing trick by PC world

I am running the latest 64bit windows vista btw


I was refering to the tendency of people to ask how much RAM is installed before asking what processor is being used,Having more RAM above 2gb can make a difference with certain progarammes but the benefit is nowhere near that of a faster processor,Certain companies advertise there PCs "with a massive 4GB ram" and dont mention processor speed because ram is cheap,Rather like when they use to say "Massive 64mb Graphics to play all the latest games" which it turned out wouldnt play all the lataest games,Your system is obviously not a Over the counter system,
#35
Graphics card is too bad
#36
buaaac
Graphics card is too bad


+1.

If the card would of been maybe a 4850, I would of voted hot.

But a 9500GS, sucks.
#37
Does dedicated Graphics mean the Nvidia 9500GS chipset isintegrated into the MB? I'd be looking to stick a much better card into this - any body know if the power supply will handle a big FO GPU?
#38
very poor garbage graphics card,old processer cheap ram,not even got wireless.

cold as snow and ice.

better deals out there.
#39
telster
Does dedicated Graphics mean the Nvidia 9500GS chipset isintegrated into the MB? I'd be looking to stick a much better card into this - any body know if the power supply will handle a big FO GPU?


It doesn't say anywhere about the PSU.

If you did buy it, i'd change the PSU straight away, to maybe a Corsair TX550.
#40
ProStreet
Voted cold.

Processor is very very old. Doesn't compare with the Q6600.

4GB Ram - probably gonna be cheap 667mhz. :whistling:

Graphics card, is rubbish.

If it was like £300, i'd vote hot. But for £450 odd, never.

I agree , My dell studio xps core i7 pc with 64bit vista premium, 6gb ddr3 crucuial ram , 512mb nvidia 4850 graphics card and 500gb sata hard drive stands me at £570 all in with a 2 year next business day in home warranty !!

This system is around £100 cheaper .... not in the same league , would be reasonably priced at around £325-£350 i guess but definately no more than that.

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