Posted 22 June 2010 - 09:26 AM
Hi all, I was wondering if I might ask for expertise on which pc is better.
I have recently invested in a new PC leaving me my old one which I have had for 4 years.
My parents also have a pc, similar age which is a Dell and can be a bit temperemental, but I have done a windows restore back to factory settings and it is know performing fairly well.
I know these are old but my parents don`t want anything singing and dancing, mainly internet, iplayer and skype.
Enough waffle just wanted top know which is better for them bearing in my mind that I have also restored my PC to get rid of all the junky programs, etc.
1. Dell. XP Home. 2.80 gigahertz Intel Celeron. 16kilobyte primary memory cache. 256 kilobyte secondary memory cache.
Board: Dell 0WF887. Bus clock 533 megahertz. 510 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Display Intel ® 82865G graphics controller.
2. Asus XP Home. 2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4. 8kilobyte primary memory cache. 512 kilobyte secondary memory cache.
Board: ASUSTeK P4R8T 1.xx. Bus clock 133 megahertz. 1536 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory.
I installed a Sapphire Radeon 9550.
Thats pretty much it I think, obviously Ram is sig. different and Graphics card is using its own ram 256 I think.
I wondered if it was worth chopping and changing memory but my gut feeling is that the Asus is a better PC (Although its quite noisy)
As you can tell I have only dipped my toe in and I don`t mind playing but unfortunately due to health and lack of readies I would like to as best I can with the bits I have available.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and any useful comments would be so much appreciated.