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    P3 still cuts the mustard

    I am using a rebuilt PC with a few new bits (budget HDD) based on a P3 550 E and so long as you throw enough ram at it, it does lots of jobs very well indeed.

    I didnt hold out much hope really, cos with the 2600 XPs and above at home, the thought of dropping to a 550 scared me. OK its just invoicing, surfing, emailing, music Paint Shop work and stuf, but none the less the benefits of a resh XP install and 256 mb and she's not a bad horse to ride around on.

    Anyone else ever suprised by how good an older CPU is?

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    hmmm tempting, I have some old P3 550 and 600 stuff in a cupboard somewhere maybe i should chuck it all together for fun, then maybe sell it to some unwilling student lol.

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    Im awaiting a hard drive for a P3 1GHz (mATX) and buying it another 256 ram so it has 512.

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    And im waiting for 2 gig of mem and a scsi drive to put in my ZX81
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    I have a p3 450 running at 600 which will cut mustard but not cheese. With 384mb ram it's not too bad a system. I wish I could say the same about the p166 but it's just too slow.

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    Lol..At work, meaning about 1000 people through UK and Europe, we have only in the last month scrapped out PII 300's and PIII 733's, was about 50/50 of each running windows NT 4, PII's had 64meg RAM and PIII's had 128..Each was running Oracle Database frontend with Exchange and IE6 in additiona to Virusscan 7. Have finally gone to P4 2.8 with 512

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    I spend most of my time using a P2 266! It works just dandy.

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    The rows it used to cause becuase some people in an office had 'fast' 733 PC's, what they called Ferrari's, and some had the slow pc's...never heard grown men wine so much...But trying to run Active Directory along with SMS + email + IE + Arcserve + Virus Scan on a 128 meg machine is not funny belive me

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    Work PC's NEVER seem to have enough ram unless you put it in yourself. If its running slow give it more ram.....ya dont need more CPU

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    my p2 350 at home is perfectly fine for all things simple 256mb ram and runs winxp!
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    I'm still running a PIII-733EB on an Intel 820 mobo with 128mb RIMM
    I've been running the same install of XP for a couple years now, and does everything a treat as long as you read it a bedtime story every once in a while.

    The only reason I'm building a new PC is for GAMES, otherwise I'd stick wit what I got. If I feel the need to silly speed, I got Dual Xeon workstations at work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    Work PC's NEVER seem to have enough ram unless you put it in yourself. If its running slow give it more ram.....ya dont need more CPU

    Aha, I bitched and moaned so bad the order process team at work sent me a gig of ram to shut me up

    The downside is the E policy software on our PC's means they can see what we have and it seems comments have been made, apparently my machine has 4 x anyone elses, shame
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    I've just bought a p3-800 laptop to replace my main machine (a via c3 1.2ghz system), so it's sort of an upgrade for me and it all runs dandy (apart from games)

    just need some more ram in the laptop, currently 228mb, and then i'll be sorted

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    Use to have a nt4 p3 450 with 192mb of ram at uni for work and it was lovely.

    then i got a p4 1.5 with 128mb of ram and it ran sooooooooooo slow, after wining enuff they got 2*256 rambus rimms



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