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  • Upgrarde to a P4 3.0 or Xeon 2.4?

    I currently have a P4 1.80 GHz dedicated server and I'm looking to upgrade. My question is whether a P4 3.0 w/ HT will be enough of a jump or if I need to go to something better like a Dual 2.4GHz Xeon. Obviously bigger is better, but I don't want to spend the extra $ if I'll be fine with the P4 3.0.

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    A 3GHz P4 would be sufficient although I'd advise at least 1.5GB RAM to be on the safe side.

    In my opinion, It wouldn't hurt to have a dual xeon. It is much better to over-kill than it is to under-kill, not only that, but plenty room for growth is also something you should have.

    If you really cannot afford a Dual Xeon, then don't worry about it. You don't desperately need one yet. When taking your current specifications into account, a 3GHz P4 would be a good jump from what you already have.

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    Bandwidth: 1200GB
    Network connection: 100mbit
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    NOTE: It'd be $20 cheaper to have a P4 3.2GHz machine with an 80GB hard drive.

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    Hope that helps.
    Last edited by RichM; Mon 6th Mar '06, 2:09am.


    • #3
      yes you will definitely get by on a P4 3.0 ghz machine. I have traffic patterns nearly identical to yours but I'm also streaming off of the same box and it's working fine. My server config

      P4 3.0 ghz
      1 gb Ram
      120 GB HD - (Vbulletin Forum Hosting) - (Our vBulletin forum Managed & hosted by MJWebhosting)


      • #4
        Thanks for the input guys. I think I can get a Dual 2.0GHz Xeon for just a little more than the P4 3.0 so I might go with that as a compromize.


        • #5
          OK, how about this comparison; Would I be better off getting a P4 3.0Ghz w/ RAID1 or a Dual 2.4GHz Xeon w/ single IDE drive?


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