amd 5200 versus pent d925 6.00

  dfghjkl 18:28 02 Dec 07
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hello all long time no chat.i am about to upgrade my aging 2500+ i have a £150 limit (christmas present) i have been looking around and i have seen some impressive looking bundles but i have not kept up with current specs so can you advise please on the following bundles. foxcom945g7md mobo,pent D925 6.00 ghz and 2x1 gig 667 ddr2 memory for £140.or a amd 5200 with am2 live nf7g asrock mobo,with 1 gig memory for £130.or amd 4200,asus m2n-mxse mobo,with 1 gig ddr2 667 memory for £115.or amd 4000 foxcom mcp61sm2ma mobo and 1gig 5300 corsair ddr2 memory for £115. all these have biult in graphics,i will sell my old bundle to go towards a new graphics card.can any one please advise,thanks.peter.

  dfghjkl 21:23 02 Dec 07

bump

  LABMAN 21:35 02 Dec 07

Hi Peter,

I'm no expert by any means but Pentium is not a proper dual core processor (aka the core 2 duo) but I think the AMD's are so they may well be the best option.

The Pentium does though come with 2gig of RAM whilst the AMD's all only have one and that may make some difference, although memory is dirt cheap just now.

This at least will bump it up to hopefully one of our more esteemed and knowledgable mebers can help you out.

  skidzy 21:35 02 Dec 07

If you could just stretch your budget a wee bit click here

  Why wont it work 21:42 02 Dec 07

Hmm... well the AMD choices would be more powerful than the Intel one. However that Intel bundle is rather dated with that 945 chipset and Pentium D. (Current generation is Core 2 Duo and a 965 or P35 chipset - which is superior to the AMD offerings).

For £140 these appear to be better value. AMD x2 4800+ , 2gb ram and motherboard click here

or Intel Pentium Dual Core (a cut down Core 2 Duo in disguise- but still powerful), 2gb ram and a dated motherboard click here

or this is a similar offering as above but with 1gb ram but a new motherboard that should provide a better upgrade path click here

At this price though you are probably better off with an AMD, they seem to be cheaper and will probably have a better chance of being upgraded than the Intel bundles which mostly seem to come with older motherboards. Hope that helps!

  dfghjkl 23:38 02 Dec 07

thanks a lot,i was a bit unsure of the pentium chips

  dfghjkl 21:11 03 Dec 07

thanks a lot i am now looking at the amd one from overclockers from "why it wont work"answer and i notice i can get the 5200 cpu for £145 instead of the 4800 for £132 i notice this has a 2 x 1 1mb l2 cache as opposed to 512 on the 4800 i take it this is better and possibly better for overclocking if i get the urge the motherboard and memory seem good,the memory gets rave reviews.any more offers,i have had a look but cant better this deal.

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