barebones system upgrade...which is better?

  cheerup347 20:46 08 Dec 05

hi i have the choice of these two upgrade solutions for the same price...which is better:


256mb ram
Intel Celeron 2.4GHz
heatsink and fan
256MB DDR 400mhz
5.1 channel AC97


256mb ram
sempron 2600
256mb ddr 400mhz
5.1 channel AC97

everything other than tose bits are hte same like graphics and stuff, its just hte proccesosor i need help with....

please help me make a decision

  Diodorus Siculus 20:52 08 Dec 05

I've always preferred the AMD processors so that's the way I'd go.

But if you can get either a pentium or athlon for around the same price, it would be better.

  cheerup347 20:52 08 Dec 05

is intel better then???

  Diodorus Siculus 20:57 08 Dec 05

is intel better then?

Why do you ask? I think AMD are the better option.

  007al 21:25 08 Dec 05

I`m bias towards AMD too.
I`ve heard that AMD use the numbering on their chips to compair to Intel` 2600=2.6Ghz
Dnt know how true it is though.

  Fingees 22:23 08 Dec 05

I would avoid the celeron, as it's a cheaper made pentium lacking some of the facilities of the proper Pentium.

Again I would opt for the AMD. As stated they are named after the speed equivalent of a pentium, but do not need such a high speed bus to work.

Hope this helps.

  woodchip 22:25 08 Dec 05


  Diodorus Siculus 22:35 08 Dec 05

The semperon is a "cut down" athlon so falls into the same category as the celeron.

  woodchip 22:37 08 Dec 05

but better

  Diodorus Siculus 22:44 08 Dec 05

woodchip - how so?

  woodchip 22:45 08 Dec 05

As Athlon is better than P4

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