|Hi, I am giving away a computer and would like to know which to keep in the house. I would greatly appreciate your input.|
Dell Dimension 3000
Pentium 4, 2.8ghz
Dell MOBO - No OC Potential At ALL Obviously
1GB DDR 400
CD Burner - No DVD
80GB Hard Drive
Dell Integrated Graphics
Everything other than the ram is basically dell stock
Cheap MOBO - PC CHIPS A15G - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
-No real overclocking potential, just fsb
Athlon X2 BE-2400 Brisbane 2.3GHz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
-OCed to 2.4 if i remember correctly
Got them for a combo deal a while back for $73 shipped)
1GB DDR2 667
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 (Integrated)
Basic PSU 350w or something, I dont remember
CD Burner, DVD Reader
80GB Hard Drive
I like the fact that Computer #2 is a dual core, however, it does not always seem as fast (computer start up, shut down, when running only one app etc) and it will be used by a child so I do not know if he would benefit from the dual core that much. It would obviously be faster while running a few things at once, but like I said, in the context of what a child is using it for - getting on club penguin, playing basic flash games, would it be better to go with the faster, solid, pentium 4 single core or stick with a dual core? The Dimension is also a black computer (whereas the other has an older white case) and looks newer, which helps in the eyes of a child - just as a sidenote. So basically the main differences are 1) Ram technology and speed, and 2) CPU technology and speed.
I would love to hear your thoughts. Even if someone replies, I'd like to hear several opinions. I greatly appreciate it.