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Pentium 4 Wiliamette Core @ 1.4GHz with 256MB/RAM

~OR~

Pentium 3 Dunno what Core @ 1.0GHz with 512MB/RAM

????

I just am looking for relatively good performance. I don't think I have enough parts to build both. I am going to go for one or the other...
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If you won't use more than 256MB of RAM, the PT4 system wins. If yes, the P3 wins.
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post #3 of 8
you want performance from a Pentium @ 1.4 or 1.0? assuming this setup won't be to replace your Prescott, i'd go with the P4 and buy another 256 MB RAM for $50. what exactly is this going to be used for?
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If the P4 is equipped with RDRAM? Then yes, the P4, if not? Then P3.

P4 Willamette with SDRAM not a good idea.
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Oh no it is definitely not going to replace my prescott.

My prescott could kill any other system in my house at stock speeds other than my laptop.

I am just building it for the fun of it. I really enjoy seeing what I can build out of my closet, lmao.

I could probably use it for folding. I think I have had both of them running at one point in time, and the 1.0GHz with the 512MB of ram ran faster judging by loading speeds, and just how quick it moved in windows xp.

The 1.4Ghz one is just like the ones at my school, and they are sooo slow. I could probably crunch numbers on pen and paper faster than those PCs.
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lolol. any PC running Windows XP with 256 MB RAM is going to lag. you'll be accessing your Paging File like crazy. if you can't get another 256 for it, i wouldn't bother.
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well right now it has four sticks of 64 MB lmao

I think it is RD ram though...

I just took some pictures so you smart people can tell me...

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Yep, that's RDRAM.

Too bad that RAM is still very, very expensive.
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