what would be a better choice for a faster more powerful pc desktop computer?

Question by Andy: what would be a better choice for a faster more powerful pc desktop computer?
i do not have too much knowledge regarding processors and ram and their power behind a computer. i know that basically the bigger the better but since im on a tight budget and cant afford the whole package, which would be a faster and more powerful computer?

a quad core with 2 gb ram

or

a dual core with 4 gb ram

thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by fcm703
See Feb 2010 issue of Maximum PC

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