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Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon?

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February 16, 2004 8:57:41 AM

Hi all

Thinking of upgrading my system, but I wonder if a Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon is a better choice. Please help! Thanks.


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February 16, 2004 10:43:45 AM

Check out the buyers guide :) 

XP2000, 256ddr 2100ram, GF4 MX440, XP Pro
February 16, 2004 10:43:46 AM

First, we need to know more about you and what you want to do with your system?

Do you have a limited budget?
Will you play games a lot with your PC?
Do you do video encoding or other specialised software?

Currently, if you play to play games and do everyday stuff the Athlon 64 3000+ is a great performer for the price. But, if you do a lot of video/audio encoding (Mp3, DivX) you will get better performance with a P4C based system.

But, give us more details and we will be pleased to help you!

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February 16, 2004 11:31:04 AM

I am sorry Hog that is some realy bad system specs I hate to bring it up but the MX440 was the worst card Nvidia ever made.

I wonder if you did a little shopping around if you could get a new MoB CPU and Graphics card plus some DDR 400 Ram reasonably cheap some place.

If you realy have problems getting an upgrade going my email is nolnighthawk@rogers.com I could get a few things for you at half price and Fed/Ex them to you free shipping.

Barton 3200+ 400MHz
A7N8X Deluxe
Liquid 12 Celsius
2x512 Crucial DDR 400 PC3200
GeForce FX5900
Two Maxtor 40Gig 8MB cach 7200rpm
SONY RW 52x/24x/52x
SONY DVD 16x/40x
February 16, 2004 1:06:20 PM

Nah, the mx440 is fine. Those who never owned one said its pants, but it isnt. It doesnt pretend to be great, only dx7, but it runs ut2003 / 4 beautifully, and gp4, GTAIII.....

when i can afford it im gonna buy a 9600xt tho.

XP2000, 256ddr 2100ram, GF4 MX440, XP Pro
February 16, 2004 9:57:04 PM

P4 is maybe slichtly better then XP, but it cost more.
XP overclocks also nice, just as the P4.
But Athlon64 is an other story :o )
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by coop on 02/16/04 07:07 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
February 16, 2004 10:21:56 PM

wow, did I hear that from Coop? haha

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February 16, 2004 10:36:01 PM

I did own one way back long ago bt you realy surprise me when you say it runs U2003 for you ?

Realy ? Ok good keep the card then you got one that works then ')

Barton 3200+ 400MHz
A7N8X Deluxe
Liquid 12 Celsius
2x512 Crucial DDR 400 PC3200
GeForce FX5900
Two Maxtor 40Gig 8MB cach 7200rpm
SONY RW 52x/24x/52x
SONY DVD 16x/40x
February 16, 2004 10:36:01 PM

I did own one way back long ago bt you realy surprise me when you say it runs U2003 for you ?

Realy ? Ok good keep the card then you got one that works then ')

Barton 3200+ 400MHz
A7N8X Deluxe
Liquid 12 Celsius
2x512 Crucial DDR 400 PC3200
GeForce FX5900
Two Maxtor 40Gig 8MB cach 7200rpm
SONY RW 52x/24x/52x
SONY DVD 16x/40x
February 17, 2004 2:07:17 AM

when in doubt, use athlon.
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