Originally Posted by MooseMan
well it really depends on what u like. the reason i went with intel is because of faster clock speeds and they do have good L cache sizes. i have nothing agenst AMD i just think that intel seems 2 be more round fitted instead of focusing on a main thing, or thats how it appears in my POV, i may be wrong.
Actually I would say that AMD's are better for gaming. I actually have a +3200 myself. I'm not really PC gamer, more of a console freak. Anyway Intel processors can have clock speeds like 3.6 and higher, but AMD can give you that same exact speed with a 2.4Ghz processor for the simple fact that there processor are not taking up as much space. I really prefer AMD to the fullest.
Originally Posted by acphenom
Yes, but K8 Semprons are usually cheaper yet better performing, so I'd go with a Sempron over a Celeron any day.
Dude any Sempron is better than a Celeron for the simple fact they have 1600 mhz front side bus.
And about the 256KB L2 Cache:
I really don't care because I got a cheap video card just to handle the simple graphics that I'm using it for such as watching movies and playing minor games like Age of Empires I or something.
However I do have a dilemma. I was going to upgrade my memory to 1Gb stick of Corsair Value Select (not 512 X 2). Come to find out new egg has it really cheap for $80 while my job with my discount, has it for $120. That is with the freakin discount!!!! Or I can just get the 512 stick of Corsair Value Select for $55.
I am not the type of person who likes to wait for something when I order online. I always go for Expedited Shipping. I can not wait a week for that memory. I'm thinking about just getting the 512mb stick and just be happy with 768MB for right now. Ya think that would be enough if the pc already runs decently fast? Put it like this, I can burn a CD the way my celeron is now in only 5 minutes. I just want it to be a fast backup PC.