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On 9/4/07, Jeff Lasman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I usually get loads of good help from this list, so here's an
> interesting question...
>
> We've got a client who needs us to select a server for him; he'll buy it
> and we'll colo it for him.
>
> In the past we've had a lot of success with what has now evolved to a
> server with a 3.4GHz Intel D 945 processor.
>
> But one of the people in a local club I belong to is recommending a
> similar server (and similarly priced) with an Intel Core™2
> Duo E6300 1.86GHz processor.
>
> So here's the question:
>
> The customer is running a standard 32-bit webhosting stack (Apache 1,
> not Apache 2).
>
> Is that likely to be faster than a 3.4GHz D 945 processor in general php
> and/or html driven webhosting?
>
> Or should I go to a faster Dual-Core processor?
>
> If we can go with the 1.8GHz processor will clients know that it's as
> fast as (or faster than) a 3.4GHz D 945?  Or will we have to do some
> selling/explaining?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Jeff
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You should be able to justify hardware with monitoring statistics. IMO

Dan