What Intel product compares to an AMD Duron 950?

I have an older pc with an AMD Duron 950mhz processor.  I was thinking about installing some new software, but it calls for a minimum configuration including a Pentium III processor  (Intel Core Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo, or AMD X2 Dual Core 3600+ recommended).  

Unfortunately, I no longer remember what Intel product was equivalent to my Duron 950.  So that's my main question.

Secondarily, I am not familiar with any of the "recomended" processors.  If software recommends using these, how's it likely to run on something like I've got.  (If it helps, my pc also has 1gb of 66mhz ram.)
Tim DeatonFreelance BookkeeperAsked:
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Aland CoonsSystems EngineerCommented:
Your part is just about on par with Pentium III and the application should run however based on their recommendation you will enjoy a faster computer for that application.
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inthecurveCommented:
You may be OK but you may also experience performance issues.  PIII's ranged in speed up to and over 1.0 ghz in their day.  I still run a Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition with Exchange 2003 SP2 as a DC/DNS/File Server/Printer Server on a PIII 733 Coppermine with 512 mb of RAM.  This server runs daily and ActiveSync's my mobile phone and is utilized all day.  The Duron chips are solid chips and should be and to handle most loads being a 950 mhz with 1 gig of RAM.

By the way, what exactly is the application you are wanting to run on this system?
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Aland CoonsSystems EngineerCommented:
Here is an article where the Duron 950 goes head-to-head against a Pentium III 933 (and several other AMD chips) and is a bit slower.

http://www.linux.com/articles/15045
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Aland CoonsSystems EngineerCommented:
This link will help with your CPU comparison with the closest match for speed being the Intel (mobile) Pentium III 900Mhz or Intel Celeron at 1Ghz.

http://www.cpuscorecard.com/cpu_900.htm
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Tim DeatonFreelance BookkeeperAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help.  In answer to inthecurve, the application is OmniPage 16 Pro by Nuance (used to be ScanSoft).  The pc is running Windows XP Home with all the updates, and I'm using a Lexmark 6170 printer/copier/scanner.  I started reading the specs and started wondering if it was more than my old pc should try to tackle.
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Aland CoonsSystems EngineerCommented:
http://www.nuance.com/omnipage/standard/sysreqs.asp

Same comments as before.  It SHOULD run but you will be much happier with a faster CPU.  OCR is VERY CPU intensive.  A nice Intel Core 2 Duo system will probably process 6 to 10 times faster than yours.
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Tim DeatonFreelance BookkeeperAuthor Commented:
Hopefully I'll be able to upgrade by the end of the year.

Thanks again for all your help.
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