Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Feb. 04 2007,06:22
|Quote (ejecta @ Feb. 03 2007,19:28)|
|Yeah, I was thinking that but then p3 is a better processor for video decoding & also has a 100mhz bus with ata-66 vs 66mhz fsb for the celeron with its daggy ata-33 transfer speeds.|
On one hand I'm thinking the p3 would be better for future expandability, but the celly is alright for a dsl system now and could run with it in ram.
What little you gain in bus speed will be completely and quickly lost in swap paging if you're going to load DSL to 64 MB RAM, work with any large file (video or otherwise), or both.
I'll stand by what I wrote earlier. I don't think either computer you mentioned is a candidate for serious upgrades unless you're planning to scavenge (or can buy on the cheap) other boxes for more RAM, etc. Even if you're willing to put more money into either of these boxes, I'd still take the one with the most RAM since they're still pretty relatively close within spec and the first thing you'll want to upgrade is the RAM.
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