decide between P4 & XP

By Top_gun
Jun 9, 2002
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  1. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

    Top Gun, wait till the new AMD T-Bred chip gets released and get a Palomino for alot less that they are now. Also, If you are wanting to go with Intel get no less than the 2.26mhz cpu with a 850e mobo. I wouldnt have less than 512mb in any of my systems as well but this may be more of a preference than practicality.

    The next cpu I buy will be a 2000+ AMD XP Palomino. I could care less about the T-Bred's better heat discharge. I think that if you can score a XP 2000+ for less than 140.00 it is a deal. The 2100+ is way too much for not a hugh speed bump over the 2000+.
  2. Top_gun

    Top_gun Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 81

    isnt the Athlon Xp 2200+ tha New Thoroughbred?
  3. guyferd

    guyferd Newcomer, in training Posts: 42

    which one?

    If you have budget, i suggest buy P4, because Intel compatibilty is better than AMD. I have a lot of experience with AMD-based computer, that sometimes the computer hang, crash, display death screen. :(
  4. Elcarion

    Elcarion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 188

    Of course the XP is faster this is an AMD article! Be sure to check Intel's website for something similar.

    I own two AMD TBird systems. If I was buying at this time I wound go with the P4 for two reasons:
    1. The P4 runs much cooler. It runs cool enough that the quiet, retail heatsink and fan are adequate even for moderate overclocking. If you're going to overclock the video then why not do a slight overclock on the CPU...it's free, safe power.
    2. The P4 FSB is unlocked which allows for easy overclocking.

    If you're overclocking the video I recommend Gainward. I'd go with the slightly slower 128MB RAM version. If you go with the 64MB version then a year from now you're going to be disappointed when Doom3 and other games come out that will take advantage of the added RAM.
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    The Athlons FSB isn't any more locked the the P4's but it's true that cooling a P4 ( NorthWood ) is easier.
  6. Top_gun

    Top_gun Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 81

    of course there is tha option of waitin for Intel to release the 2.6GHZ and 2.7Ghz chips, thus lowering the prices for the 2.2GhzA, 2.4Ghz and 2.5Ghz chips
  7. ShIvAc

    ShIvAc Newcomer, in training

    Choose the Pentium 4, it's a 0.13 micron technology.

    1. Highly overclockable
    2. Stable
    3. Faster
    4. Better chipsets for it

    GO INTEL! :grinthumb
  8. abcdiamond

    abcdiamond Newcomer, in training

    GET ON EBAY!i just esilly got a athlon xp 1800+ and motherboard both brand new unopened for 130 dollars on ebay. also check the 3dspotlight pricewatch itll save u a ton
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