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Old 06-03-2007, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I came into a few parts this week and I'm wanting to upgrade my brother's computer. My problem is that I can't decide what the best combination of parts would be.

I could either build a socket 370 celeron 600, 256mb of ram 100mhz, Intel 810 chip set, and a Voodoo 3 pci 16mb video card all wrapped up in a gateway micro atx case.

Or, a Slot A Pentium2 450 mhz, 320mb of ram at 133mhz, Via 133 chip set, the same voodoo 3 card or maybe a agp card if i can apprehend one all in a mid tower case.

I plan on installing Windows 2000 on it for him but I don't know which option is the better performer.

Thanks for any helpful responses.
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pentium is better
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what do you think he's going to use it for? email/internet? or gaming?
with a system that old, gaming is almost out of the question...
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He likes the classics, Age of Empires, Quake2, unreal tournament, etc. He mostly just surfs the web though.

Thanks for the replies.

I'll go with the Pentium system for him.
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Those games will really struggle on that Pentium build, because the system is so outdated.

Socket A is AMD by the way.
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i think that 450 mhz pentium is really P3 NOT P2, but either way P3 is better..
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Socket A =/= Slot A

But they're both from AMD, TMK.
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But they're both from AMD, TMK.
no... Slot A is the slot P2 and P3 chips.

The Pentium is the way to go. It should handle AOEII and Q2 just fine.
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Slot A is also early Athlons, though.

I'll second the socket A option - you can't really go wrong there.
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Old 06-03-2007, 05:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The Pentium 2 is over clocked and its slot 1. Sorry for the mistake.

I'm a fan of athlon systems but the only athlon i have for him is an old athlon k6. I plan on handing him my 3200xp system once I build a C2D system.

Thanks for all the info folks have a nice day.
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