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[OM] Re: [OT] Configure a new PC - which processor

Subject: [OM] Re: [OT] Configure a new PC - which processor
From: "Jez Cunningham" <jez.cunningham@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2007 15:16:27 +0200
Thanks Paul - so it seems there's no downside to having Viiv, even if
the upside is of dubious value.
cheers
jez

On 8/4/07, Paul Braun <cygnus@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Jez Cunningham wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've studied the previous advice and I thought it was going to be easy
> > - Intel Pentium 4, 3GHz - but now all the options have changed.  Can
> > anyone help me choose between the following (from Dell configurator):
> >
> > Intel(r) Core™ 2 Duo E4400 Processor (2.0GHz,800MHz,2MB cache)
> >
> > Intel(r) Viiv™ Core™ 2 Duo E4400 Processor (2.0GHz,800MHz,2MB cache)
> >
> > or are they the same?  (no price difference)
> >
> > thanks for your advice
> > Jez
>
> Depends on your ultimate needs.  The Viiv stuff is intel's DRM chipset -
> there are certain websites with viewable content that have gotten into
> bed with Intel - you can ONLY view the content if the player detects the
> Viiv garbage.  If you don't, like 90% of the world, you're screwed. I
> believe that certain media-related software titles are also in bed with
> Intel for the same reason.
>
> To the best of my knowledge, performance is the same either way.
>

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