Vostro 420 vs Vostro 260S which is better?

Edgar

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E8400 vs i3-2120 and DDR2 vs DDR3.

Vostro 420-E8400 and DDR2
Vostro 260S- i3-2120 and DDR3

I have the option to upgrade 2 of my coworkers who are on the 420's to the 260's and give the 420's as hand me downs to the new employee that will start in a week. Is it worthwhile upgrade for them or not? Tried googling but could not find like a clock for clock comparison.

Also they will be getting 8GB memory. I believe the 420's can only support 4GB max?

Any help is appreciated.
 

Dangman

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Well, what are your co-workers using their PCs for?
 

Edgar

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Support. They remote to other computers as well and have SQL server installed locally on their computers.
 

Dangman

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Worthy enough upgrade IMO. IIRC, SQL is basically CPU and HDD heavy. So assuming that the Vostro 260S comes with hard drives, they should see a performance increase.
 
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