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    is this pc good enough for office work
    « on: November 18, 2017, 03:02:14 PM »
    dell t3400 with a e5410 8gb of ram and a low level radeon level GPU

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    Re: is this pc good enough for office work
    « Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 03:55:32 PM »
    from the little info you have provided, I'll go out on a limb and say Yes.
    but, really, what is the age, HD size, history, cost, OS?
    define 'office work'?

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    Re: is this pc good enough for office work
    « Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 05:46:11 PM »
    Dell Precision T3400 (Core 2 Extreme QX6800 2.93GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, XP Pro 64-Bit)

    It's similar to the PC I use at work, in a government finance office - I need web browser, MS Office, that's it. The big drag on performance is the lousy LAN & WAN performance, and the fact that we are stuck with XP and Office 2003, until March 2018, when we are getting Windows 10 and Office 365. And new PCs. So I would say, "yes", but with reservations.

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    Re: is this pc good enough for office work
    « Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 07:44:15 PM »
    that's the official, as-new, specs, but due to the age, has anything died and being replaced?, any components been upgraded?

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    Re: is this pc good enough for office work
    « Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 08:04:29 PM »
    Well according to the Original post it's using a Xeon  and has 8GB of RAM.

    e5410 is a 10 year old Xeon but still holds up, I think, for modern tasks. With 8GB of RAM as well I think it should work well enough, but of course that depends what "Office work" is. For word processing, spreadsheets, web browsing, etc. It would work just fine.

    I have a similarly configured system I built in 2008 which has a QX6700 which is considered less performant than the e5410 which I have used without problems for software testing, and debugging as well as web browsing without issues with Windows 10.
    I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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    Re: is this pc good enough for office work
    « Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 02:26:21 AM »
    of course that depends what "Office work" is. For word processing, spreadsheets, web browsing, etc.
    Our HP SFF PCs of a similar spec probably seemed just great 10 years ago (!) and they run Office 2003 fine on XP until the amount of data and LAN traffic grows (database queries, vLookups etc) and the infrastructure is groaning. Headcount has doubled, the LAN is 100 Mbit, and the server is old. I would say that this, and processes that did not scale well, are our bottlenecks, not the PCs themselves.