One is an AMD Athlon 64 @ 2800 socket 754/ 1024g RAM and the other is a Intel P4 @ 2.66 ghz. with only 256 RAM
Now, I am a stranger to all this, but a friend of mine said the access time of the AMD will be much faster, both running XP..... Well, it seems the P4 is quicker to me even with way less RAM ? and this PC is much cheaper too, what gives? Can someone tell me why? :?
first off, the P4 has no Norton stuff on it, no System Mechanic, an 80 gig HDD as compared to a 250 on the AMD and the fact that this XP is just a fresh install on the P4, so it's pretty clean and fresh. Could these things have some bearing??? Also, if i am to spend the money on a copy of Vista Premium, which machine would be more " worthy " of that ONE SHOT install?
thanks man, this is really helpful........ I play drums, not computers! sorry
Look at the Benchmarks in the Link above to satisfy yourself.
Despite being 800Mhz you AMD machine comfortably exceeds your Pentium 4 System, it maybe because of old and faulty drivers, an update of all drivers and/or a refresh install of Windows maybe needed to reminding you that AMD64 Trumps a Pentium 4 comfortably while being generations Behind in Clock Speeds.
Well, my friend also said when he does a fresh install of Vista on the AMD, it will be really great and quick. He also said DO NOT LOAD ANYTHING unecessary back on your PC, especially gobbling programs that run in the background. I think this time, I might put Bit-Defender on instead of NAV
I am confident in all of your answers my friends, thanks beyond the moon! Great Advice giving here, 5 stars! :wink: