[ale] Speed comparison
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Thu Apr 1 13:20:00 EST 2004
You might want to upgrade to an Athlon with a 512K L2 cache.
Example: AMD Athlon XP 2500+ 1.83GHz 333FSB 512KB - $80 + Free shipping
> I'm looking in the lates dirty magazine (Computer User). We call them
> the dirty magazine because of the lust they create. I guess I can get an
> XP-2400+ for $74.99 and a PIV 2.4 for $145.99 Is there any difference
> that warrants double price?
> On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 06:06, Geoffrey wrote:
> > Marvin Dickens wrote:
> > >>> It does not, the P4s, especially the celerons are dogs. I have a
> > >>> 1.8 GHz celeron and I swear my 800 MHz Athlon runs rings around
> > >>> it. I've been underwhelmed by the p4 since there were introduced.
> > >>> Any processor that is slower per clock tick than the previous
> > >>> generation has something dreadfully wrong. If you must do P4,
> > >>> get a real one, not the celeron.
> > >>
> > >> Thanks. It looks as if I'll be skipping the system due to the
> > >> Intel tax. The XP must be better.
> > >
> > >
> > > FWIW, I always go with AMD. The only disadvantage I know of is that
> > > AMD processors are destroyed in the event of an unnoticed CPU fan
> > > failure occurs. OTOH, the Intel chips automatically shut themselves
> > > down when a fan failure occurs and the temperature rises too high.
> > They now have athlon mb that will shutdown in the same way. I've got
> > two, but I've not tested it. :)
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