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    Processor advice

    Im torn between a couple of processer choices, wondered if any of you guys would be able to give me any advice.

    Ive been an AMD man, since I defected in my P3 days lol. Got an AMD Athlon XP2600 at the moment, but I just want to give my system a bit of a kick. TBH i was just about to click on the buy button for a AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+, when I just had a quick look on Aria and saw an Intel Pentium 4 820 Dual Core for next to no money. As I have to buy a new mobo and memory etc anyway (well dont have to buy new memory, but want to), what would you guys say? The Intel chip is only £57 all in, seems like a billy bargain to me.

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    it all depends on what you use the computer or if you want to use it day to day useage like web/email that the intel d820 would be fine but if you were looking to games i would more recommend a core 2 duo
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    yeah it is just day to day stuff, but i was more interested as whether to go for the Intel above or the AMD i suggested?

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    The dual-core P4s are not a great design but for office work, web surfing etc they are fine.

    But then, so is your Athlon XP I expect
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    The dual-core P4s are not a great design but for office work, web surfing etc they are fine.

    But then, so is your Athlon XP I expect
    Ah but dual core makes the computer a lot more responsive under multiple office tasks. I'd go with the 820 - it's not a bad chip, just X2/core2duo is better for FP and gaming.

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    The P4 820 is fine, but runs a bit hot and consumes quite a bit of power.
    The X2 3800 is cooler and a bit better.

    But with the right motherboard for the 820 you should be able to plonk a core2 in in the future when they drop in price even more.
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    might even be worth waiting a month or so as some of the C2D chips are to drop in price by 40%. Meaning you could get a C2D chip for only a little bit more cash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabula View Post
    The P4 820 is fine, but runs a bit hot and consumes quite a bit of power.
    The X2 3800 is cooler and a bit better.

    But with the right motherboard for the 820 you should be able to plonk a core2 in in the future when they drop in price even more.
    That was my train of thought tbh

    I bought the 915D from Ebuyer in the end, cheap as chips!

    I needed to give the machine a little kick tbh and it keeps playing up...doesn't boot first time always, locks up and restarts itself...so it's time for an inexpensive refresh me thinks!

    Spent £180 in all for the 915D 2.80Ghz chip, new mobo, gig of DDR2 and a 250gb WD SATA drive. Did'nt think that was too bad.

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