Please can anyone help me. I am gonig to buy a new PC and I am puzzled with which one to buy. I have narrowed my search to 3 PC's with the following Processors Intel P4 570 Intel Pentium 4 Processor 550 Intel Pentium 4 Processor 530
Can anyone tell me which is the best processor to go for and what I should also be looking for?
your best bet would be to go for an AMD based PC, cos the AMDs are faster than P4s plus they run at the speed they say they do unlike P4s which dont really run at the said speed, so say you got a P4 thats 3GHz, its more likely to be 2.8GHz as to with an AMD64 running at 2.2GHz does exactly that and whats better is that with AMD you can make the processor faster (if you know how of course!) but everyone has their preferences...by the way who were you thinking of getting the PC from anyway?
I have £1200 to spend and I need to buy a new Flat screen. I only have an XP upgrade Operating System disc. The problem I have is through work I can only buy from PC World as I have been given a voucher to spend and it doesn't look like they stock machines with an AMD64
Just a thought... I would not go for an emachine just because these are some of the only PCs that PC World sell in this price range which are AMD based. I bought an emachine about a year ago, and soon bought a new PC. Basically, I found that the parts they used were shoddy, and it was dog slow.
Also, the PC madboy has suggested is a 754 socket. I would not suggest getting one of these. It may be better after all to buy a P4-based PC.