PC GHz question

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by ShArKy's_IsLaNdRaVe, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. My current computer, HP Pavillion 8380 w/ Intel Pentium 2 currently runs a little slow upon startup even though I upgraded my memory. How many MHz/GHz did the Pentium 2 deliver?

    I'm planning to buy a new PC (same brand, but with a Pentium 4); I've had my current one for four years and certain performance/hardware problems arose. When buying a new PC, at least how many GHz should I get to make my computer last a lot longer (and trouble-free)?
     
  2. MP

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    I feel PIII's are indestructable.

    Although...a lot of newer programs and software are becoming so big and memory hungry a P4 is ideal to run if you would like it to be zippy and able to run most anything (games, apps, multiple programs) you also really should take into consideration the future. Computers are not going anywhere and programs/OS's aren't getting any smaller. with a P4 it's already up to 3.1ish Ghz which is plenty of room for improvement when you need it.
     
  3. MP

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    oh yeah...I'm not positive but i think PII's went up to 450mhz. I could be wrong but it's right around there.
     
  4. CyberBullets

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    yeah cause i remember pIII's around 450 for the low end ones
     
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    Meh, even if you are that's pretty close. I have a dual P3 550 setup and I know it's toward the bottom of the P3 MHz scale.
     
  6. MP

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    yup...I got a dual PIII 550mhz home server. i love that thing. I love PIII's...it seems like you can just throw them around and crap. They always work.
     
  7. mdaniel

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    P2's ran from 233MHz to 450Mhz. P3's started at 450 and went up to I believe 1GHz. CPU clock speed should not be the determining factor is buying a PC. Memory, video, hard disk, and overall system design is much more important than GHz. But companies like HP count on you believing the opposite. They build garbage but throw a "fast" processor in it, and people think its great. Don't buy HP. They're low grade consumer junk. If you don't have a very knowledgeable friend who can take you to a clone shop and have a good machine build from quality parts, get a Dell.
     
  8. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    My main machine is a PIII 500... It sucks.
     

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