That Dell is much slower as it uses a Pentium 4, a far older architecture but also remember that the clock speed of a processor does not always necessarily dictate the performance of a CPU.
Yeah, I found that out about 2 years ago. Have a Dell Dimension 2400 that shipped with Celeron 2,4GHz CPU. Found a better 2.8GHz P4 for around $10, a decent improvement. But a month later, found the largest one that the PC would hold, a P4 3.06GHz H/T CPU (Northwood), said to be the ultimate Dell Dimension 2400 upgrade, for $15.
May as well had stayed with the 2.8GHz one, as not only did the 3.06 H/T one not only wasn't that much more powerful, it threw off the heat. Had to find an Intel CPU cooler, that was more than the CPU itself, another $18 (though brand new). And the H/T didn't really benefit that much. Still in the cooler months, I could drop the thermostat, close the door & my computer room would be warmer than the rest of the house.
Seems that it was all crippled with too small of a cache (512KB).
The CPU in my newer desktop uses less power, yet has 16 times the cache. And I the air that blows out is barely lukewarm.
Further specs are in my sig.
Im looking for used around $100. Something around 3Gspeed 80G HDD Win7 hopefully I can use my DDR2 ram.
You may want to check the Goodwill stores in your area. You're going to have a hard time finding a decently running Windows 7 PC for $100 on eBay or similar sites. That's my suggestion, many has found good computers for super low prices there. Go to the ones in the nicest areas of nearby cities, like the upper middle to rich class areas. Many of the ones who donates there has better used stuff than the common person's new equipment.
Seriously. I'm going there myself next week to look for a couple of things.
Edited by cat1092, 15 July 2014 - 02:04 AM.