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Advice on replace a Pentium III computer

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April 19, 2011 2:55:09 PM

i need a computer with pentium III 450MHz processor, from the new computer, i don' t know if any kind of processor is better then Penium III 450MHz?
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April 19, 2011 3:08:46 PM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

What budget do you have? And for answer your question....exist a lot of CPUs that are better that your P III 450MHz
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April 19, 2011 3:42:00 PM

Intel are releasing 3 new pentium - budget processors based on the sandybridge platform - on may 22nd. I'd suggest them but if you can't wait you could always go for the sandybridge i3 2100 or other SB i3s if you want something with a little more power.
If you want cheaper get one of the newest available pentiums. The Pentium Dual-Core E6800 is pretty powerful for a pentium and is $100ish, but you can get cheaper ones, the i3 2100 is $125 of amazon and the new pentiums will be between $50 and $100.
If you want you could go for AMD athlon IIs, they're good value but not as good performance as intels overall.
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April 19, 2011 3:43:18 PM

KoiCarp said:
Intel are releasing 3 new pentium - budget processors based on the sandybridge platform - on may 22nd. I'd suggest them but if you can't wait you could always go for the sandybridge i3 2100 or other SB i3s if you want something with a little more power.
If you want cheaper get one of the newest available pentiums. The Pentium Dual-Core E6800 is pretty powerful for a pentium and is $100ish, but you can get cheaper ones, the i3 2100 is $125 of amazon and the new pentiums will be between $50 and $100.
If you want you could go for AMD athlon IIs, they're good value but not as good performance as intels overall.

If you could tell us where you got the info from..And according to sources the launch date should be around May oR June..Which is socket 2011 for higher end Sandy Bridge microarchitecture cpu..
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April 19, 2011 4:48:56 PM

I'm confused by the original post.

whywhy: do you want to upgrade to a new computer, or do you need a Pentium III for an existing system?

There were many things better than a Pentium III 450MHz - I had a Pentium III 533EB, which ran at 533MHz on a 133MHz bus and upgraded it to a 1GHz. They even went up to 1.4GHz at the end of their life.
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