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Thread: Pentium 4 3.2ghz Or Athlon Xp 3200+?

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    I&#39;m aiming to spend <200 on a new processor, as my 2.0GHz Pentium 4 no longer fufills my requirements.

    There are numerous benchmarks, testing the two processors here:

    http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/roundu...s-axp3200+.html

    Both have their upsides and downsides - which ought I get? I&#39;ll be doing serious 2D stuff, like Photoshop, Fireworks, Word etc. I don&#39;t download every game, but I do enjoy an occasional game of Rise of Nations.

    For my budget, I could alternatively get an Athlon64 3200+, not 3400 - would this be a worthy investment?

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    Serious 2D..... = word?




    Ok really. Depends. Remember you would need a new motherboard if you want the AMD, or even if the current mobo doesn&#39;t support the new p4

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    Originally posted by Amarjit@12 April 2004 - 14:03
    I&#39;m aiming to spend <200 on a new processor, as my 2.0GHz Pentium 4 no longer fufills my requirements.

    There are numerous benchmarks, testing the two processors here:

    http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/roundu...s-axp3200+.html

    Once you managed to mount an AMD 3200+ Socket A CPU on your Socket 478 P4 board, be sure to tell me how you did it &#33;

    Switching sockets will cost you more than 200 pounds, sorry...

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    you can maguyver it together with a toilet paper roll and some toothpicks

    see if your current board supports the 478 pin and then go for a better cpu (if your board supports a faster one)

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    Won&#39;t the older mobos be a bit crappy now anyway?


    Go for a 64 3200+ if possible. A 33% increase in performance (with really bad drivers, too) can&#39;t be bad.

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    Yeah...Your current mobo dont even suport the 3.2Ghz P4 neway..you will need a new one. The athlon 64 would be the best way to go I feel.
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    Sorry, you have misunderstood. Let me clarify this situation. By my requirements of a new processor, I was implying the construction of a new computer new computer - blatantly denoting the purchase of a new motherboard.

    I retain my criticism of the Athlon64, as soon to be released this year are several clock speed enhancements - from 3400 to 3700 and 4000+, which would render a premature seizure of a this relatively new technology meaningless.

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    oh, then build away. shop on tigerdirect.com or newegg.com. they got the best prices (newegg ships via fedex, so its faster)

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    Go for a 64 bit, when the newer ones come out they&#39;ll be expensive, but I guess the wait could get you a better PC. Your choice, but if you keep waiting forever you&#39;ll never get a new PC.

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    u&#39;ll live with a athlonxp 2500 oced to 3200 speeds. cheapest way. but the p4 3.2 is the most powerful, especially when u oc to 4 gighz. very possible and easy to do. just visit some ocing forums. a lot of ppl have done it

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