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Old 07-18-2005, 09:26 PM   #111 (permalink)
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Why does everyone have AMD Athlons? Is it the value for price, upgrade options, or what? I always heard/thought that Athlons were cheaper with poorer performance, in opposition to the Intel chips.
amd = gaming
intel = working
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:24 PM   #112 (permalink)
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Heyyo,

Indeed. Check the amd vs intel thread.. we've said this many-a-posts too.

http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=34691

Right there, just a few posts down true orb sums it up.
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Old 07-19-2005, 05:05 AM   #113 (permalink)
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Why does everyone have AMD Athlons? Is it the value for price, upgrade options, or what? I always heard/thought that Athlons were cheaper with poorer performance, in opposition to the Intel chips.
AMDs are more stable than Intel.
They may run a bit hotter, but when forceing them at full load, overclocking or even lowering core voltage for cooler cpu temps they run stable and hardly crash as compared to intel.
The difference in stability is why gamers use AMD instead of intel.
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Old 07-20-2005, 04:39 PM   #114 (permalink)
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uh...i thought this was a compu specs page, not an amd vs intel discussion.

well any who......i have successfully upgraded to a P4 3.0 Prescott and now have 1 gig ram (4 x 256). now its time to start on that server compu.
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Old 07-21-2005, 07:20 AM   #115 (permalink)
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well here is my systems specs.. Since I do not have a sig for it.

P4 520 "Prescott" LGA775 2.8ghz 800mhz FSB 1mb L2 Cache
GigaByte 8IPE775-G "Intel 875PE"
1GB Mushkin PC-3200 Dual Channel
Western Digital 40gb IDE 7,200RPM 8mb Cache "Caviar"
ATI Radeon 9600 128mb 8x AGP (soon to be upgraded to a 6600GT)
DVD-ROM
NEC DVD-RW (not sure of the speeds, but i get like 8x on regular -R)
Vantec Tornado Case Fan ( ownage, 5400RPM!!! )


My server:

Dual PII @ 350mhz /each
128mb PC-100
4.6gb SCSI HD 10K RPM "Cheetah"
12mb Matrox Millenium II AGP
RAIDSYS SCSI raid controller.
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Old 07-21-2005, 07:23 AM   #116 (permalink)
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AMD 64 3500+
Fanner Tech AMD K8 Cooler Fan
ECS KN1 Extreme nforce4 Mobo w/built in wifi & adapter
2Gig Ultra PC-3200
BFG 7800 GTX 256 MB
160GB Seagate HD
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS GAMER
Vantec Spectrum Fan Card with Blue UV LED
Aerocool UV Led (Blue/Blue) 80MM Case Fan- 2x
Aspire 120mm UV Blue LED Case Fan

Aspire X-Navigator Mid-Tower w/500watt psu (www.831pc.com/as1.jpg)


I custom built this rig and payed about $1900 inc. 2nd day shipping.
I bought all of these parts from TigerDirect.
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:26 PM   #117 (permalink)
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OK.....

Quad Intel Xeon EM64T 3.0 Irwindale 800MHz FSB Socket 604
Intel SE7320SP2 Quad Socket 603/604 Intel E7320 ATX Server Motherboard
16 GB of Dual Channel PC2700
1.6 Terrabytes of disk space
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:14 PM   #118 (permalink)
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OK.....

Quad Intel Xeon EM64T 3.0 Irwindale 800MHz FSB Socket 604
Intel SE7320SP2 Quad Socket 603/604 Intel E7320 ATX Server Motherboard
16 GB of Dual Channel PC2700
1.6 Terrabytes of disk space
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if you were using 16gb wouldent it be rambus?????
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:28 PM   #119 (permalink)
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The51, do you have a pic of your computer? Im just curious thats all.
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Old 07-21-2005, 05:05 PM   #120 (permalink)
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quads r great.
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