[LINK] Technical help please!
neale at lowendale.com.au
Thu Jan 8 18:49:03 EST 2004
On Thu, 8 Jan 2004, David Lochrin wrote:
> I'm about to replace the old desktop I still run here. One
> decision involves a choice between an Intel 2.0 GHz Celeron processor
> or an Intel 2.4 GHz Pentium IV processor. I understand the Celeron is
> a less complex version of the Pentium (e.g. with a smaller memory
> look-ahead cache), and I'm told its only advantage is that it's
> Does the Link Institute have any view about this? Speed is hardly
> an issue - 2.0 GHz is far and away more than I need. However I want
> to build a dual-boot system which runs Debian Linux and MS
> Windows 98SE. (And thanks to all those Linkers who contributed to the
> recent discussions on Linux!)
I don't know the price difference of-hand, but there's a long-standing
piece of wisdom(?) in the PC-for-Unix area that you're better off not
going for the flashiest, most-expensive processor - come back a step or
two and spend some of that saving on memory.
IMHO, this principle appears to be standing the test of time. It's also
worth considering the total memory capacity of you're motherboard.
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