Originally posted by amdrocks
what about using AMD A64, lol
even CPU running at 100%, my temp. keeps below 40C using stock fan and heatsink.
I simply chose to use the P4 because it's my first system build and I didn't want to try an AMD this time.
Next machine I build will have an AMD.
Then I can truly have an opinion on which is best. Right now--I'm a newbie to this and I just can't reasonably see how I could be brand loyal to 1 or the other.
I'll run the P4 for awhile.
I'm gonna build a machine for my wife and also build one for my Dad.
I'll probably use an AMD in my wifes machine. That way, I'll have 2 machines in the same house with different processors. I can run the same programs on both systems and see which one works better. Dad wants a Pentium.
Then--and only then--could I have an opinion as to which is better or worse.
Ya know what I REALLY think? 6 of 1 and 1/2 dozen of the other. For the average user--who isn't a gamer--they will probably BOTH work just fine for anything I could ever throw at it.