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Suxa
May 17th, 2004, 00:15
Hello! My cousin just bought a new processor is a

Compaq
Presario
AMD Athlon (tm) XP 3000+
2.16 GHz
448 MB of ram

I have no idea what kind of processor is this, I only know about the pentium and celeron type. So, does anyone know if this a good one or not? Can you still install programs like photoshop? Well, thanks for any info provided!

ProfClayton
May 17th, 2004, 10:41
Seems to me like your cousing bought a new Compaq Computer with an AMD processor, which is just another brand of processor.

Intel makes both the Pentium (premium) and Celeron (budget) processors. Another company called AMD makes the Athalon processor.

I have an AMD processor in the PC that I built, and 'yes' it works with Windows operating systems and you can install any PC application and it will use it.

This is an old article, but it might help explain it to you:

http://www.realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT092601023506