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Old 03-02-2005, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default which of these 2 is better for games

dont ask questions/tell me to buy a new comp (i know i want to)

just plz tell which is better for counter strike source

this dell: (MINE IS A 1.8 GHZ P4)http://support.ap.dell.com/docs/syst...cs.htm#1101572

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this 2.8 ghz celeron compaq

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/g...name=c00061385


see, i am using the 2.8 w/ some other upgrades in it now,(768 ram, PCI card) but when my bro soon goes to college i get his dell, but would it even be worth it to switch all my stuff to the dell
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Old 03-02-2005, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dell

edit: although both will suck since they have no decent graphics cards.
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u sure? on another forum ppl tell me the celeron, tho i have heard celeron's suck for gaming

if it is the dell, i want to overclock, but is that hard? or even possible on the dell?
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They are probably telling you the celeron because it runs at 1 more ghz than the p4 but celerons suck. The p4 is better equipped but I doubt you'll be able to run cs:s at any reasonable quality due to the lack of a decent video card in the system (all i see is onboard video)
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Your big problem from what I can see is that neither have an AGO slot? That sucks rectum. You can see what your options are as far as getting a decent PCI video card, but I don't know. With out that neither will perform worth a damn playing CSS.
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no no no.....i already have a new PCI card...i know pci sux but its my only option

its a radeon 9250 256mb 128 bit PCI

i can run CSS Ok on the celeron, not even close to what almost everyone else does but still i can play

i was just wondering to see if it was worth it to switch over sometime

yes that pissed me off that the compaq didnt have an AGP i just got it a lil under a year ago, so it aint old

i should'a checked, i got it b4 i knew anyting about gaming, vid cards, etc
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I would go with the 2.8 Celly
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i doubt u can overclock
on my parents HP its all locked
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Old 03-03-2005, 11:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Why don't you try both computers? It's not like you can't take the card back out once you've put it into the dell...
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Get what ever is cheaper. Or build your own :P
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