amd 64 3200+,reasons:the amd runs cooler;performs better in most games;at least will be able to run a 64 bit OS and because its the first the first 64 bit games are likely to be for it;the mobos for it are cheaper and generally more stable at the same performance level;cheaper ram too.
However,if you mean the 3200+barton I would pick the intel cpu as both better and more cooler running.
3 reasons to get the 3200+
1 You already have the mobo, and dont want to oc a 2500+
2 Someone will sell you one for $100. but the 3.0c is full price.
3 You just cant stand the idea of giving Intel that much money.
I love 3,2 that + sign does add something spiffy to it.
Intel is a company for a computer user.
AMD is a company for a computer enthusiast.
(maybe not anymore though if they are going to start locking everything) Stop people from modding and tinkering than what's the point of staying AMD? They'll almost seem like a generic brand at that point.
p4 2.8 533fsb
1gb rdram pc 800
120gb seagate s-ata
i would choose the P4 3.0c HT over XP 3200+ or A64 3200+.
mainly, i run a lot of QuakeIII based games which favors P4 architecture, furthermore, i do a lot of video,audio, mp3, and mpeg4 apps which are optimized for SSE2, hyperthreading, and frequency which runs better on P4 3.0C ht. Intel seems to be more stable and bug free also and no RAM issues.
I have now after getting the XP 2800+ CPU working 2 computers going on the same motherboard the A7N8X Version 2.0 Deluxe Motherboard. Both systems have DDR 400 PC3200 400MHz Memory the XP 3200+ is using Kingston HyperX and the 2800+ is using Corsair memory both systems have 1 gig of system ram installed of course running in Dual Channel mode as two separate 512MB sticks.
The CPU temps are running almost exactly the same at 45 C but that is not saying much since they are 2 feet apart from each other in the same house, the furnace is running because it is minus 45 Deg Celsius outside with the wind chill this last 3 days 4 now.
I have both slightly overclocked but I am using the stock CPU cooler that came with the XP 2800+ CPU. The Liquid cooled system is of course is using water to cool it. I never turn the cooler up real high no real point, besides with the furnace on so much I would get condinsation. I could take that XP 3200+ and run it off the AMD provided heatsink and cooling fan and it would be just fine. But I have this liquid cooled case here I did as a project about 2 years ago and I am not going to toss it Besides the water cooling aluminium heat sink still fits all Socket A AMD CPU's. I milled that my self on a Drill press with milling bits. First and last one I ever made.
I cant see or feel any difference between either system online in a game they both pound the crap out of Day Of Defeat online both using a cable hook-up.
Aside from running a benchmark I am not going to see much of a difference running much of anything.
The 64 CPU would be a good upgrade as snaggle said because he was right about the new games and software that will be designed to run on that CPU. Intel got behind and as far as we can all see they are still behind. AMD is going to have a newer version of the 64 out before Intel even gets the first one out. This is History making times around the electronics industry. Intel looks like they are laying low for now.
My wife gets the XP 2800+ that keeps all her favorite online games off my P.C.....Got to Love them or die I suppose.
Barton 3200+ 400MHz
2x512 KinstonHyperX PC3200
SONY CD 52x
SONY RW 52x/24x/52x
SONY DVD 16x/40x
You could get a 2500+ and run it at 3200+ no problem. Both me and my flatmate do that. I have an ASRock K7S8XE and he has an Abit NF7-S. I have no mods running (no increased voltages), but I think my flatmate has uped the voltage a tiny bit.
AMD Is An Anagram Of MAD, Intel Is An Anagram Of INLET, Cyrix...Ah Who Cares?
Yeah, but the new 2500+s are locked...the 2800s aren't (yet). I wouldn't keep the 2500+ at 3200+ speeds anyway...too slow, IMO. I'd go for BIG FSB and 10x multiplier...which is why the 2800+ is a good option.
Maxtor disgraces the six letters that make Matrox.