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 11/08/2008 10:14 AM
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klabonski
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Can anyone tell me which desktop would be faster/better:
Intel system
Base processor
Pentium E2140 (C) 1.6 GHz DuoCore
· 800 MHz front side bus
· Socket 775
Chipset
Intel 945GC
Motherboard
· Manufacturer: ECS
· Motherboard Name: 945GCT-HM
· HP/Compaq motherboard name: Livermore8-GL6

or this AMD system

Base processor
Athlon 64 X2 (B) 4200+ 2.2 GHz (65W)
· 2000 MT/s (mega transfers/second)
· Socket AM2
Chipset
GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Motherboard
· Manufacturer: Asus
· Motherboard Name: M2N68-LA
· HP/Compaq motherboard name: Ivy8-GL6


assume the hard drive & ram are the same~ thanks for helping.... trying to figure out which one to use at home & at the office
 11/08/2008 10:55 AM
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andrewna
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Why not check Tomshardware CPU charts? http://www.tomshardware.com/ch...3DMark06-CPU,370.html

For 3dmark CPU:
Pentium E2140 = 1393
AMD Athlon 64 x2 (Brisbane) 4000 = 1557 (sorry couldn't find the 4200 Brisbane on the chart).

But there are many factors that make the whole PC experience different such as:
- Amount of RAM 1GB - 2GB should be enough
- Hard disk size and speed - checkout http://www.storagereview.com/Testbed4Compare.sr

- Graphics card (I'm assuming you're using the onboard graphics). This whether the 945G or 6150 is better I have no idea.

These are somewhat dated machines. If you're into playing games then you'll need to get a recent graphics card.

I'm on a Windsor 3800+ running at 2.2GHz with an nVidia 9600GT and am pretty happy with it for some light gaming.

This is just my perspective...
 11/08/2008 10:57 AM
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magdary
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Ive just been looking at the toms hardware charts too and the 4200 is a better cpu at stock but the e2140 is massively overclockable and can exceed 3ghz at which point it will be much better than the 4200. Obviously this depends on whether you plan to overclock or not.
 11/08/2008 11:18 AM
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They are Compac systems so Overclocking isn't going to be possible. I'd go with the AMD system, the processor is slightly better at stock speeds. also the AMD has an Asus mother board and the Intel uses a ECS motherboard.

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 11/08/2008 11:28 AM
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Yeh hadnt thought about the fact that they are probably bios locked, but i was really refering to the chips themselves and not the systems the op was asking about.
 11/08/2008 02:35 PM
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klabonski
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Wow!! this worked...and yes (as usual) the AMD is much better~
 11/08/2008 05:21 PM
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piotter1988
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well that's cos you're comparing it to a crappy intel...
i mean i love AMD and all but seriosly,
i wouldn't be proud of say a BMW M6 beating a Mercedes A-Class...

Edit:
i'm not sayin that said cars are representitive of the two systems in question, it's just an analogy

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 11/08/2008 08:40 PM
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The AMD system will feel snappier and be quicker, especially anything related to video, such as online video streaming in fullscreen modes and things like that. In this case, I'd definitely go the AMD way. Even if the AMD CPU was slightly slower, the Intel onboard graphics are horrible.

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 11/10/2008 06:42 AM
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piotter1988
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Well out of those 2 systems the AMD one is definately the better choice

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 11/11/2008 01:20 AM
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The AMD one. A little beter CPU and a better GFX card.

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 11/11/2008 01:44 AM
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AMD!!!!!!!!
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