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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ryan L B, Feb 12, 2002.
Since I have a cable modem, should I upgrade from a P2 450mhz to anything in the P4 range.
I have a PII 450mhz with a cable modem and it behaves fine as an internet machine. If I was going to do any development on it forget it!
I too have the same type of computer with cable modem. The bottleneck will really be the network. Cable modems share a network in your area and surfing will be slower during peak use hours when everybody is surfing. However, you will find that during nonpeak times, it's blazing.
I have a Pentium 200MHz on a DSL connection and it surfs the Internet just as fast as my 1GHZ! Surfing the internet will not be what slows down your computer nor what upgrades should be based on. If you want a faster gaming rig, a better movie editor, or better performance in some other area, then by all means upgrade. But you won't really see a difference just surfing the net.
Eveyone has said it. If you are running programs, and the PC slows down then I would look at getting a new PC. I would look at an AMD insted of an Intel. You get the same, if not more, power for about half the price.
What type of games are needed for a faster computer. Is there any REAL difference between a pentium 4 1.6ghz and an athalon running at 1.60ghz other than the fact that it is around $200.00 lower at best buy.
AMD's tend to clock faster than their actual processor speed. In other words, an AMD 1600 may be faster than an Intel 1600 MHz. But the biggest difference for games would be the type and amount of Ram and the video card. Both Intel and AMD produce very reliable processors.
In MOST of today's gaming standards, 1.6 GHz is overkill, but for the price of components these days, why not overkill?
how fast is an i mac G4 800mhz compared toan AMD and why are the I macs so expensive.
What types of programs would you need to go up to a 1600mhz.