Heading to Fry's this weekend; need advice
I'm planning on upgrading an old computer i've got.
I want to reuse the existing video card, floppy drive, cd-rom drive, and most of the existing cards.
I plan to buy a case, mobo, processor, memory, and a replacement sound card & modem (old ones are ISA).
Main use is web surfing, some programming (visual studio type), and general entertainment & kid's game playing.
I have not kept up with the intel/amd situation in awhile. It does look like from some casual research that intel is "ahead" at the moment.
So, would you go with intel or amd? What's the sweet spot right now for price/performance? What kind of memory is required now?
I figure i'll load up 512mb.
Thanks - Mike
Edit: I've also heard that windows 98 has a glitch where it'll halt if the processor is > 2.1ghz. Anyone running windows 98 on a fast box? This PC is windows 98 and for a variety of reasons has to remain windows 98 for another year or so.
Last edited by mikeb; 04-13-2004 at 02:48 PM.