I have 2 old PC's that i want to canabalise to make 1 up for the kids. One is a P2 350MHz, the other is a duron 800MHz.
I could put 256 Mb Ram in either, as they both use the same types of ram. The HDD is also interchangeable.
Which processor is going to be the faster/better one to use? it will have to do occasional office stuff as well as internet.
The Duron has onboard graphics, and the intel has separate graphics card, but i suspect it is not much to speak of by todays standards, but then the kids arent going to be playing quake cos they are only 3 and 5!
The AMD Duron was designed as a budget processor, but it'll be a lot faster than a 350 P2. What MOBO has it got ? It may be possible to add a graphics card to it assuming it's got a free AGP or PCI slot. It may even be possible to swipe the card from the P2 board.
I support daughter and G/sons computer which like yours is a Duron 800Mhz, Amply fast enough for all their needs, mostly net stuff plus homework and MP3 even mid range games! They do benefit from 512 RAM.