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Prescott
10-10-2005, 10:36 PM
looking at getting a dirt cheap pc, for a linux firewall, and possibly some sort of fileserver. would i notice a great performace difference if i got a celeron compared to a pentium. im looking at getting something that has about 500mhz and 64mb ram.....

tweak'e
10-10-2005, 11:16 PM
at those specs then yes you would notice a difference. as a general rule servers require more cache which is whats missing with the celeron. also put a decent amount of ram in it if your going to run the later linux distro's.

BIFF
11-10-2005, 08:26 AM
looking at getting a dirt cheap pc, for a linux firewall, and possibly some sort of fileserver. would i notice a great performace difference if i got a celeron compared to a pentium. im looking at getting something that has about 500mhz and 64mb ram.....

For that roll RAM, disk and network adaptor would make a more obvious difference than CPU...

Battleneter
11-10-2005, 11:28 AM
looking at getting a dirt cheap pc, for a linux firewall, and possibly some sort of fileserver. would i notice a great performace difference if i got a celeron compared to a pentium. im looking at getting something that has about 500mhz and 64mb ram.....

Yep more Ram and the fastest disk system you can afford is more important especially if its just for home use, serving a few machines?

If its serving a dozen or so machines then 500Mhz Celeron might be a tad low, just depends on the environment your putting it in.

Prescott
11-10-2005, 04:30 PM
its just gonna be holding smoothwall linux for now. will serve my laptop and the gaming machine. might do other stuff with it so i wanna leave my options open. ill go pentium 3. i will get at least 128mb ram.

thanks for the help