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Rich Czuba

I am building a computer for my daughter to take to college. One of my
considerations is using a processor that runs very cool to help keep the
temp in her shared, unairconditioned dorm room as low as possible.

I was thinking about the latest generation of celeron processors but I am
open to suggestions. She will be using MS office, MSIE, email etc. She is
not a gamer.

Your thoughts are appreciated!

rich c

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Wheat Muncher

Rich Czuba put me in my place by writing
I am building a computer for my daughter to take to college. One of
my considerations is using a processor that runs very cool to help
keep the temp in her shared, unairconditioned dorm room as low as
possible.

I was thinking about the latest generation of celeron processors but I
am open to suggestions. She will be using MS office, MSIE, email etc.
She is not a gamer.

Your thoughts are appreciated!

rich c

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Yes, a celeron will work fine with this, but a P4 even better. I actually
can't see the heat off of the system making that drastic of a change in teh
room temperature- personally.
 
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Phisherman

I am building a computer for my daughter to take to college. One of my
considerations is using a processor that runs very cool to help keep the
temp in her shared, unairconditioned dorm room as low as possible.

I was thinking about the latest generation of celeron processors but I am
open to suggestions. She will be using MS office, MSIE, email etc. She is
not a gamer.

Your thoughts are appreciated!

rich c

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Sounds like a laptop would be the best choice (portable, takes up
little space, uses less energy). A used laptop may be good enough and
save you some bucks.
 
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Meta WinAPI

Celeron is fine for homework and doing research on the 'Net - that is if she
really *is not* a gamer - but what's wrong with a good game and neat system
to play it on - excellent form of R & R [ and beats the pants off college
drinking for those who want to succeed ]. I'd be careful about spending
*too* much on a computer that sits in a dorm unless you know it will be
secure.

Meta

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| On Sun, 20 Jul 2003 03:10:09 GMT, "Rich Czuba"
|
| >I am building a computer for my daughter to take to college. One of my
| >considerations is using a processor that runs very cool to help keep the
| >temp in her shared, unairconditioned dorm room as low as possible.
| >
| >I was thinking about the latest generation of celeron processors but I am
| >open to suggestions. She will be using MS office, MSIE, email etc. She
is
| >not a gamer.
| >
| >Your thoughts are appreciated!
| >
| >rich c
| >
| >*remove "nospam" if replying by email*
| >
|
| Sounds like a laptop would be the best choice (portable, takes up
| little space, uses less energy). A used laptop may be good enough and
| save you some bucks.
 
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Ancra

get a second hand Tualatin Celeron & a Mobo for it....
- Indeed! Concur. Excellent nongamer machine. Better performance than
some later highclock P4-Celerons. And that aprox. 1GHz label isn't
going to be drooled over by scavengers either.


ancra
 
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Rich Czuba

thanks for all the input. the LCD monitor makes alot of sense and we will
go with that. i am interested in why the new celeron low on everyone's list
for this app?

rich c
 
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Andy

Okay, I'll put in a good word for the Celeron. A couple of months ago
I put together a 2.0G Celeron and an ECS L4S8A2 motherboard for $137
($70 + $67), which cost less than the P4-2.4G which was and still is
about $160. I'm currently running at 533MHz FSB which translates to a
2.6GHz internal CPU clock frequency, and the computer has been running
very reliably 24x7.
 

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