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Old 08-16-2004, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Intel p4 or athlon 64?

I am putting together a farily top-end pc and am hoping you lot could help me on my choice of processor.

I am looking at the Athlon 64 3200+ and the Intel pentium 4 3.0Ghz processors.

Both are about the same price. Which of the two processors do you lot recommend? Do you have any suggestions of boards to go with it?
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Old 08-16-2004, 04:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what are you gonna be using your pc for?

gaming?

or video editing and multitasking?
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If you are a gamer, i would get the athlon, and plus its cheaper i think, il hafta check, but if ur gona use the pc for anything else, get the 3 ghz, it can overclock to 3.5-6 not to hard.
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The 3200+ will cream the 3ghz P4
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I wont be using it for video editting.

i will using it mainly for gaiming, website development and graphics, and program compiling.
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do the 64bit processors work with standard windows xp? i have heard that they are unstable unless you upgrade to windows xp 64 edition
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well, i would personally get the amd, but u will be satified with both i think. Its really a personal choice. Either a 3200 64 or the 3 ghz will perform realy well in games, u won't really make any difference at all, maybe a few frames, but since its already 2 very good processors, you can play any game on high settings without any problem what so ever. Make shur u got a good video card tho.

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I would go with the P4. I will agree that AMD are better for gaming however P4's are much better multi-taskers. If you think about it, how many times do you only have a game running on your pc. In my personal expirence this is NEVER. Youll either have aim, ventrillio, virus scaners, I.E., etc in the background. Therefore, it ends up that in a real world senerio the P4 will beat out the AMD in proformace.
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they work on standard xp normally.
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i was more convinced about the amd until i heard that it does not work with standard windows xp. if it only works with xp 64 edition, it might put me off. i havent seen it for sale yet, but im guessing it wont be easy to get hold of and will be expensive
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