I want to Turn on AMD but i got prejudice

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by Mr.Bigtime, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. ugapug

    ugapug Member

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    Just coming into this one now, but here's my .02 worth. Most, if not all, AMD problems can be traced to one of three factors:

    1. Power Supply - Don't buy a generic case with a generic power supply and think it will suffice. Get a quality power supply by Antec, Enermax or PC Power and Cooling and you will be happier.

    2. Memory - Don't buy generic memory and expect it to perform. Sure, Corsair, Mushkin, and Crucial are more expensive. They are worth every penny. This is especially important with an Nforce 2 mobo. ( I have the Abit NF7-S and love it)

    3. Driver installation - Please make sure you install the proper (and most recent) drivers for the chipset/sound/video before bemoaning the "instability" of AMD (or any other type of processor or device).

    Hope I helped a little.
     
  2. Alcom

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    Where exactly did you hear that? I've only ever heard it from devout Intel enthusiasts. I don't think I've ever seen it in print!
     
  3. PCPETE

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    hah, AMD Chips unstable! They are so much more stable than any p4 i've seen!
     
  4. WeaZel

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    Re: Re: I want to Turn on AMD but i got prejudice

    And you hit that nail on the head. Biggie has a 1.5 P4.

    AMD cpu's knowadays are just as stable as P4's.
     

  5. G L

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    I don't think it was really ever an issue of the CPU anyway, but the motherboard chipsets. Nforce boards seem to please just about everyone, though.
     
  6. Alcom

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    You've got it right there, GL. The CPU is just the counter, the mainboard and it's chipset have to bring together all the components that make a good machine.

    At this point, the specifications are pretty tight on both sides. Of course, Intel has the name so their brand drives up the price of their chips. I haven't seen people posting a huge frame-rate advantage by upgrading to a "Hyperthreaded" chip, although perhaps the 800mhz fsb helps. But then the price takes leaps too, at those speeds.

    I think AMD gets the value advantage by providing high performance solutions that still cost a bit less. They have 400mhz fsb chips too now, and may make headway with the 64 bit chips.

    Since we're only talking about a P4 1500 to an AMD1800, I'd say you'd benefit from the switch to the value AMD option!
     
  7. Mr.Bigtime

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    thanks to "everyone". i think im gonna switch to amd if ican find a good(trustful) seller.first of all i must agree them on to exchange with my old mobo.its my lack of knowledge @ amd products as i metioned i got prejudice but its clear now after more deep research on net and this posts. And GL u r right, the main issue is the mobo.if u have a unstable mobo what can u do with ur amd. many people says i got problem with this i got problem with that.its vaslid on intel and too,infact all products.i needed information and i got it. take care.
     

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