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How smart is this purchase?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rdk1211, Feb 17, 2005.

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  1. rdk1211

    rdk1211 Thread Starter

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    Right now I'm running XP pro on a P3 547 MHz processor with 192 RAM (not sure which type but probably old RAM). My friend who works for a computer place said he could get me an Intel 2.4 Celeron Processor + Biostar 8668D Motherboard (with onboard Video, Lan, Sound) + Case and 256 DDR PC3200 RAM for $220. Are Biostar motherboards reliable, and is the price for all this stuff good? I don't really know the performace rate on Celerons, I always guessed it was equivalent to a P3. How much of an improvement is this over my existing hardware?

    And also could someone give me some kind of chart that explains the numbers and types of RAM? I know PC3200 is better than PC2700 and so forth, but then it gets into SDRAM at PC100 and PC133, thats where I get mixed up.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    The prices are OK, but if I were upgrading, I think I'd move right past a 2.4ghz Celeron and go for a faster P4. The Biostar MB's are also lower end, and I'd want something a bit higher end.
     
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