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  1. blueradio

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    Hi. I'm wondering whether the new aluminum iMac would be faster or slower than the old iMac.
    Both are Intel Core 2 Duo, but the older one I'm looking at
    (There are both refurbs btw.) is 2.16 and the newer one is 2.0.
    The older model has a 667 mhz fbs and the newer has 800 mhz fbs.
    So would the newer model be faster with 800 mhz fbs or not?
    If I bought one or the other I would put 4 gigs into the new one.
    The older model only supports up to 3.
    Could someone help me to pick the better and faster model?
    I'm guessing the newer one would be faster due to 4 gigs of RAM and a faster front side bus, but I want to be completely sure.

    Thanks!

    New aluminum iMac specs:

    Model Refurbished 20-inch iMac
    Processor 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    L2 Cache 4MB Shared
    System bus 800MHz
    Memory 1GB (one SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300), supports up to 4GB

    Hard drive 250GB Serial ATA; 7200 rpm
    Optical drive Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive with 4x double-layer burning (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

    Display 20-inch (viewable) glossy widescreen TFT active-matrix LCD, 1680 by 1050 pixels, millions of colors

    Video Built-in iSight; mini-DVI output port with support for DVI, VGA, S-video, and composite video connections via adapter

    Graphics ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB of GDDR3 memory

    FireWire One FireWire 400 and one FireWire 800 port; 7 watts each

    USB Three USB 2.0 ports on computer; two USB 2.0 ports on keyboard

    Audio Built-in stereo speakers with 24-watt digital amplifier, built-in
    microphone, optical digital audio output/headphone out, optical digital audio input/audio line in

    Ethernet Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit)

    Wireless Built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11n); built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
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    Old iMac specs:

    Model Refurbished 20-inch iMac
    Processor 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    L2 Cache 4MB Shared
    System bus 667MHz
    Memory 1GB (2x512MB) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300), supports up to 3GB

    Hard drive 250GB Serial ATA; 7200 rpm

    Optical drive Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive with 2.4x Dual Layer burn (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

    Display 20-inch (viewable) widescreen TFT active-matrix LCD, 1680 x 1050 pixels, millions of colors

    Video Built-in iSight; Mini-DVI output port with support for DVI, VGA, S-video, and composite video connections via adapter

    Graphics ATI Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 SDRAM

    FireWire Two FireWire 400 ports; 8 watts shared

    USB Three USB 2.0 ports; two USB 1.1 ports (on keyboard)

    Audio Built-in stereo speakers, built-in microphone, optical digital audio output/headphone out, optical digital audio input/audio line in

    Ethernet Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit)

    Wireless Built-in 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme (802.11g); built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module.
     
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    the 800mhz fbs only makes a difference if you buy the 800mhz ram...

    get the newer one for sure.
     
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    blueradio get crunk.

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    Thank you.
     

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