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Ok. My mom's new job prospect needs a 2.0ghz processor, Windows, 512MB RAM. 40GB HDD.

She has a P4 1.8ghz processor. I have a lapped 2.93ghz Celeron D I practiced on and got mirrored, same with the OEM heatsink.

Should I leave the P4 in her computer? She's buying me a new SATA HDD so she can put Windows on mine and put it in her comp. Her current HDD won't format during Windows install, goes corrupt if I use Linux to partition.
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post #2 of 10
Celerons are terrible for multitasking. They drive me nuts. A Pentium 4 will do you good. Why not push the clock on that one a little?
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I'd say leave the P4 in there. Celeron's 256k L2 really makes them useless for anything.
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post #4 of 10
i agree with lavieinjuste. if it needs to be atleast 2.0 why don't you just over clock it a little bit. or go out and just get a really cheap amd athlon mobo and cpu combo for less than 100 dollars on newegg
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post #5 of 10
I'll go out and say that the Celeron D is better. Not only is it 1.13Ghz faster, but it is updated with the 90nm core rather than the 130nm core.

Also, since you lapped it, it should run cooler. Drop the Celly in and go!

edit: why not drop it in and see which one is faster in SuperPi?
    
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post #6 of 10
use the pentium in my opinion. the celly will be fast, until she starts multi tasking.

if i were you, spend less than 100 dollars and upgrade to: http://promotions.newegg.com/AMD/060107/index.html
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post #7 of 10
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Well, I need AS5 anyways. Need a HDD to install Windows on. I guess I could go ahead and throw my Windows install in there...


Nahh. No, I wanted to just OC the P4 but OEM computer... :/

Otherwise I would overclock it. Same thing on mine, board can't OC or I would.
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post #8 of 10
Overclock that CeleryD to 3.6GHz, and for some reason they really open up and get some speed to them.

EDIT: Nevermind.
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post #9 of 10
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Here's another problem. I don't have a PSU.

Well, I do. Do you think that from a 1.8ghz P4 to one of those is a big jump?

I think it has a 200W PSU. Gateway 500SE for those wondering the OEM build. Got it in 2000.


I have the OEM PSU out of a Pavillion that the Proc/HSF came from. I'm thinking I should just build the HP back with it's parts and the RAM from my mom's rig.
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post #10 of 10
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Hmm... i could always give her my mobo/proc and upgrade to a better 939 board and an X2...

EDIT: If I could go C2D and keep my current RAM, that would be great.

EDIT2: Ahh i forgot. my mobo doesn't fit in her case. i would have to do dremel work. Booooo.

I think I'll just throw that Celeron in there and get her to get a new mobo down the line if it's too slow.

EDIT3: Oh, and about the feeling slow thing. My mom can't tell the difference between my rig and hers. Just saying.
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