Ok I am looking for some advice on getting a new desktop computer since my last one's hard drive fried. I was wondering if anyone call tell me if I will get better performance out of a 3.0GHz standard processor or is the 2.0GHz Dual-Core processor will be better. Both of these chips are AMD brand and the other components are essentially the same. I am planing on up the RAM for both to at least 2 GB and more than likely 4 GB.
I am essentially wondering if the dual-core technology all the chip companies are pushing is truly any faster or if its all hype. And if there is a difference how much better are dual-core chips.