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Old 05-01-2005, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, i was plannin on getting an AMD 64bit S939 CPU+MSI K8N Neo2 Plat. mobo. But i've heard that AMDs CPU lifespan is short. Is this true? u guys have experienced AMD CPUs rite? Any probs? I heard that Intel has a longer lifespan. what do u think i should get?
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Old 05-01-2005, 11:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have never heard anything about AMD having a shorter lifetime than Intel. Even if intel is a few hours longer than AMD, the average lifetime is something ridiculously long like 1 million hours. ull be fine. besides, by the time it dies, it'll be obsolete and its time for another one.
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Guy above me got it right, any CPU lifespan is estimated at something around at least a million hours, so even AMD only had 800,000 hours I really wouldn't concern yourself mate.
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I've never heard of that either. I've always used AMD chips & I've yet to have one Expire. The only problem I had with AMD was when I didn't plug in the CPU fan & that really wasn't AMD's fault....Heh Heh...
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I did the same thing.

Maybe its a curse
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Old 05-01-2005, 09:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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alrite guys, thanks 4 the info.
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the cpu will last millions of hours (literally)
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Even if it did have a shorter lifespan, it can't be by much. If your a gamer, go AMD. Like D2 said, it is something ridiculous like 1,000,000 hours. So I wouldn't worry about it. Now if you want to brag about your comp, and how expensive it is, then get an Intel.
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Another reason maybe is that the AMD CPUs supplied to us are from a different country than the 1 supplied to u guys. So maybe the quality control might not be as good as the 1 supplied to u guys.Its just another doubt. I'm not too sure of that either.

Anyway, what's the advantage of LGA775 CPUs and Mobos over the Socket 478?
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775 are the newer cores. Like the EE's and the 64bits.

As for lifespan, trust me, you will have a new computer LONG before your current one dies out.
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