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Old 10-19-2005, 10:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have done a search, and have still not found what I am looking for. The posts that I found asking questions about AMD processors already had a processor in mind. I however do not know enough about AMD processors to even make that initial selection.

Let me add to my question so it is a bit more specific.

I know that AMD has the 64 bit chip, however I have also heard that since most programs have been written for 32 bit processors, they will actually run slower on a 64 bit chip. Is this so?

Is it not best also to buy a 64 bit operating system then? I am not sure I want to go out and buy another operating system.

In that case, what is an example of a 32 bit AMD chip that is around $300 and is also good chip? Or am I wrong in my above assumptions and it is still better to spend a bit more and get the 32 bit chip?
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I have done a search, and have still not found what I am looking for. The posts that I found asking questions about AMD processors already had a processor in mind. I however do not know enough about AMD processors to even make that initial selection.

Let me add to my question so it is a bit more specific.

I know that AMD has the 64 bit chip, however I have also heard that since most programs have been written for 32 bit processors, they will actually run slower on a 64 bit chip. Is this so?

Is it not best also to buy a 64 bit operating system then? I am not sure I want to go out and buy another operating system.

In that case, what is an example of a 32 bit AMD chip that is around $300 and is also good chip? Or am I wrong in my above assumptions and it is still better to spend a bit more and get the 32 bit chip?
1st Question - NO
2nd - If you want to, but you dont have to. I would wait until Vista comes out and there is more 64bit support before you make that move
3rd - 64 bit is the future. Look into an Anthlon 64.
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I suppose I should change the title name, it is not really AMD vs. Intel, but more of a request for advice in choosing an AMD processor
BINGO....

Just get an amd 3700.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539


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