First post, by KCompRoom2000
Hello. I was wondering if it would be better to use an Athlon 64 computer for Windows 98SE gaming or if a Pentium III Tualatin would be good enough. Could anyone give me examples of 98-era games that would benefit from a faster CPU than a Pentium III?
Here are the specs for the two machines.
Dell Optiplex GX150:
- Intel Pentium III-S Tualatin @ 1.4 GHz (Socket 370)
- nVidia Geforce4 Ti 4200 64MB AGP video card
- Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS PCI sound card
- 512MB PC-133 SDRAM
- 40GB Seagate IDE hard drive
Custom Built AMD Athlon 64 rig:
- ASUS A8V motherboard
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.2 GHz (Socket 939) (I also have an Athlon 64 3200+ and 3700+ that I could use instead if this is too fast.)
- ATI Radeon X800 256MB AGP video card (I think this could be too new for Windows 98SE.)
- 2GB PC-3200 DDR1 SDRAM
- 160GB Seagate SATA hard drive (the motherboard can take IDE drives too.)
What do you think I should do?
A: Convert the Athlon 64 rig into a Windows 98SE rig and use a Core 2 rig for XP?
B: Continue using the Dell for 98SE and the Athlon for XP?
C: Keep using the Athlon 64 for XP, but find a Pentium 4 or Athlon XP rig for 98SE?
Hopefully you can help me decide which would be the best route to take.