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Used PC - P4 or Athlon 64 3xxx+

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January 9, 2010 9:04:40 PM

Hey Guys,

I am looking at getting a used desktop for my Dad for his work. It will mainly be used for word processing and internet.
The majority of desktops on ebay are P4 with a few AMD Athlon 64 3xxx+. Which one would be better or would there be no difference for this type of use?

Cheers

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January 9, 2010 9:06:30 PM

dbgray said:
Hey Guys,

I am looking at getting a used desktop for my Dad for his work. It will mainly be used for word processing and internet.
The majority of desktops on ebay are P4 with a few AMD Athlon 64 3xxx+. Which one would be better or would there be no difference for this type of use?

Cheers


If those are prescott P4s then the Athlon 64 is the better choice by far.
January 10, 2010 1:25:27 AM

I think the Athlon 3XXX+ series are considerably faster than just about every P4 out there.
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January 10, 2010 5:46:05 AM

go for athlon 3xxx...but you will never see any difference between p4 and athlon 3xxx in word processing and surfing
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January 10, 2010 12:32:24 PM

An Athlon 64 series CPU is a full 50% faster clock for clock than any P4, doing anything at all.
That is single processor/core. Now if the Athlon is an X2, well it only gets even better for multi-threaded programs.
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