RDRAM together with the Pentium 4 provides far better performance compared to the Pentium 4 with SDRAM. Since I'm not aware of an AMD chipset that uses RDRAM, I assume you're considering purchasing a Pentium 4 system. RDRAM is optimized to work with the Pentium 4 400Mhz bus. SDRAM only uses a max. of 133Mhz bus, so you wouldn't be fully utilizing the bus speed.
1.3 Ghz Pentium 4 Processor
128 MB RDRAM
40.0 GB HD
The one that I was considering buying and keeping for myself, while then getting rid of the previous one is this:
1.7 Ghz Processor
512 MB SDRAM
80.0 GB HD
Even though it seems obvious that the 2nd is much better, I researched the 2nd further. I found that this one has only 2 total memory slots, while the 1st comp has a total of 4 slots, which i prefer more. Even though I like the second a lot, I really want memory expandibilty, which seems much easier in the first PC.
So how much better is the 2nd comp than the 1st?? Note: I'm getting the 2nd for free, in exchange for the second, so the money issue is irrelevant. Is there any way to change the type of RAM accepted by the 1.7 Ghz? And how much better is the 1.7 Ghz than the 1.3???
Lots of questions, I know. Please answer ASAP! Thanks.
I should also have mentioned that the 1st PC is an HP Pavilion 7960, while the 2nd is an HP Pavilion 7965. Sorry for that.
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