Windows Server 2003 - Pentium 4 vs Celeron D
The school i am working in at the moment has an old desktop computer running as server with an old Pentium 4 1.6ghz chip inside. A year or so ago i upgraded the ram from 256mb to 1.25gb and added a secondary IDE hard disk for more storage (160gb on top of original 20gb).
When accessing this server for administrative work it is rather slow and from examining the task manager, the processor often maxes out every few seconds. The server is host to 20 XP machines and it runs WSUS and Sophos enterprise along with roaming profiles, Group policy and shared folders with software placed as shortcuts on student desktops.
I have just obtained a newer machine which comes with 1GB of ram, 2x 160GB hd's (SATA) and a 3.0 ghz processor. Unfortunately this processor is a Celeron D and i dont have a lot of time to be able to do benchmarks, which is why i ask; Will this 3ghz Celeron D straight up beat the crap out of this older 1.6ghz Pentium 4? Or is there more to this than i have made out?