which processor should I get?

  frankie105 01:42 06 Jan 2003
  frankie105 01:42 06 Jan 2003

I am about to replace an archaic computer for a newer model. I have a mx of £600 to spend. The
choice of procesor seems to be a INT PEN 4 or an AMD Athlon. Can anybody tell how they compare. I need the computer for basic stuff (letters, web, digital photos) an a small payroll.

  jazzypop 02:01 06 Jan 2003

Whatever speed you go for, the AMD will most likely be cheaper. As far as anything else goes, search this forum. There are countless Pentium vs Athlon and Intel vs AMD debates

  jediknight007 02:15 06 Jan 2003

Well, if you say basic stuff, then an AMD XP 1700+ should do the job. 256MB DDR RAM, GeForce 4 MX 64MB DDR and 17inch flatscreen monitor should also be ok.

  dez fowler 02:20 06 Jan 2003

go for the AMD, they're much better value

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