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Old 12-26-2003, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Which upgrade is better?

Do you think adding 2 128 mb memory stick for a total of 512 mb and changing my processor from a Intel Pentium 4 1.5 Ghz Cpu
to a 2.0 Ghz Cpu or should I just change my Cpu/Motherboard to A AMD Motherboard with Athlon 2600+?

PS: I made a typo I have a intel mother board that only supports up 2 a Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz.

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Old 12-26-2003, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i do think that the first upgrade is definitely better
check this out

One disk to rule them all,
One disk to bind them,
One disk to hold the files
And in the darkness grind \'em.
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Old 12-26-2003, 06:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Depends on what you are expecting out of your system. If the new P4 chip will work with your present motherboard then it will be much cheaper going this route. 1.5 to 2.0 is not that big of a jump. If you can find a 2.3,2.5 or 2.6 for not much more $ then I would probably stick in the fastest cpu that I could afford. (All numbers were rounded up)

Virgin Techie, that is a pretty old article that you referenced. Notice that Crazed_Climber is considering a 2600+ AMD which is supposed to run on a level with the P4 2.6 (Neither of the chips tested are used with what today is considered the idea motherboard and chipset)
3 different OS, so yep I\'m confused.
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