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Old 07-31-01, 09:23 PM
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What Processor do you have?

What type of processor do you have in your PC?And what made you choose that processor?
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Old 07-31-01, 09:51 PM
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I have 3 computers (1 of those is currently on order from Dell)

Pentium 166mhz
Pentium II 400mhz
Pentium 4 1.5ghz (ordered)

I just like Intel better.
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Old 07-31-01, 09:54 PM
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I only buy Intel at home and at work..
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Old 07-31-01, 10:32 PM
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I didn't choose the CPU. I just bought the cheapest computers available at the time.
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Old 07-31-01, 11:33 PM
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I picked AMD although i really have both because right now I would not spend money on an intel processor.

Have an AMD 1.2 Ghz 266 running at 1.33 Ghz in first computer.

have an Intel P3 800e that runs at 880 Mhz in my second computer.
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Old 08-01-01, 03:12 AM
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My notebook is on P3 but my upcoming project with a new PC is gonna be AMD
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Where's the G4 option?
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Old 08-01-01, 10:07 AM
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P1 133, P1 166MMX, PII 233, PII 233-laptop and PIII-500, in the computers in the house. Next will almost certainly be a AMD to replace the PIII for my system.

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all my systems are intel.. my main desktop at home is a celeron 566 clocked at 850 (768mb sdram)... my main laptop is a PIII 650 (256mb sdram).. and all my play systems are intel PII systems, most around 333mhz

when I buy a new system.. I might consider amd, but only for the price difference..
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Old 08-01-01, 11:42 AM
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Originally posted by Dave99
P1 133, P1 166MMX, PII 233, PII 233-laptop and PIII-500, in the computers in the house. Next will almost certainly be a AMD to replace the PIII for my system.
Wow. Very close to my setup:

P1 120, PII 233-laptop, and PIII-500.
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P100, P133 laptop, P200, K6-2 300, PII350, PII400 laptop, PIII800
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Old 08-01-01, 12:54 PM
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looking at building/buying a new pc. Leaning toward AMD but currently have a PII 400mhz.
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Old 08-01-01, 02:26 PM
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P3 500 in my main computer
K6 200 in my linux box
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Got an AMD Tbird 1.2 266 running at 1.33gig. Did have it hit 1.45 for a while but brought it down to 1.33 to stay on the safe side.
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I'm running two Pentium III's, one is a 550MHz, and the other is a 933MHz.
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I have an old intel Pentium 166 and AMD Athlon 750.

When I bought the Pentium 166 intel was by far the obvious choice IMO. I was a die hard intel fan and said I would only buy intel processor.

But last year when I finally upgraded I went for AMD and I recommended AMD to the people I know and they all bought AMD processors . I didn't see any reason to go for intel, they cost much more than AMD (and when I say much more, I really mean MUCH more, not simply more) and they are slower than AMD (I agree that there can be a debate here, but basically they are about the same speed and in all the "real life" tests I saw on TV (read apps, not benchmarks), AMD always won. Benchmarks can be manipulated so easily and I don't buy the "when apps will be optimized for the P4" crap. Fine, maybe someday they will but I am buying my computer NOW, and don't want to wait 6 months for it to outperform the other proccessors when this processor will anyway be far from the top processors in 6 months). I am also tired of the intel propaganda (stuff like "AMD Athlon" is not compatible with the software you will use... yeah sure it never happened so far anyway), I am tired of the stupid slogans they use (remember the "pentium 3, optimized for internet", yeah sure...) and I am tired of the stupid MMX guys (hey they stole the idea from Weird Al Yankovic, look at his music video "Dare to be stupid" and you will really see the MMX dancing guy, and this music video is much older than the pentium chip).

Sorry intel fans, I once was part of your "team" and maybe I will back some time (it seems it will take years, and maybe never) when intel will discover that they should not have crazy prices and sign contracts with Rambus...
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Old 08-01-01, 11:25 PM
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I have two Intel Systems

Primary: 1Ghz P3 overclocked to 1.3Ghz

Second: Celeron 600 overclocked to 1.05Ghz

I build/service systems all day long, I see custom build crap machines, high powered custom builds and big company systems and I am always having to deal with some kinda compatiblity issues that the via/amd produces. I like AMD *CPU's* but the motherboard chipsets are sorely lacking. This has keep me a Intel user. Oh, I am not saying we don't have intel based system with problems. Just the volume favors the AMD side.

I like fast so if they both are fast I am all for it. I not a die hard intel fan. I want AMD to reach the success that intel has. Makes good business.

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AMD Duron 800 mHz

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Old 08-02-01, 04:08 AM
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A p3 500, a G3 500 Ibook, and building a athlon probably 1.33
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Old 08-03-01, 12:26 AM
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wow...you have two computers...you must be rich!
(remember the whole back to the future thing with the 1955 tv)...


p-100, p-133 laptop, p2-266 laptop, p2-300, p3-500

the p3-500 is doing just fine for me for now. I dont do
anything like gaming), just photoshop, and what not, so
the p3 will be fine for a while...

Only planning to going to a P4 (or p5 maybe by the time it
happens) when dvd burns become a realistic and affordable
option...

Of course, november 5th 1955...I was standing on the edge
of my toilet...
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Old 08-05-01, 07:27 PM
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Motorola PPC G4 867Mhz, with 256K L2 cache and 2MB L3 cache.

As Thunderball said, "Never been happier"

For a PC, the AMD line is VERY attractive. if I needed a windows box, I'd be on those Thunderbird chips in a second.
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I have an Athlon 700 mhz. system that I bought over a year ago. I have been completely happy with it so far. When I was shopping for this system I had heard mixed reviews on AMD products of the past but that the newer Athlons were improved as far as their reliability so I decided to go with them. I had previously only bought Intel products. But after a year it's still been a good decision for me. The way things are now I don't really see any good reason to go with Intel unless you are completely loyal to them.

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Old 08-05-01, 08:34 PM
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My primary machine is an Athlon 900MHz. My secondary machine (upstairs - for scanning, etc) is an AMD 650MHz. My terciary machine (for my 2 1/2 year old son) is a PIII-450MHz. All three are networked together, and share their cable internet access through a D-Link DI-703 router.
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i am a happy amd user i used to have e k6-166 32mb ram 3.2 gig
with tv tuner card and a good old mono vcr

but this summer i ve gone over to a k6-2(400) system with 192mb sd ram 10.2 gig hdd and a great ati rage furry maxx card
with a dvd rom(wow what a image and the sound...) and a good soundblaster 512 pci

as a gamer and multimedia fan the amd processor work out great
even max payne does its job great on my k6-2 400mhz with most options on medium

and in the future well i am gonna stay amd fan never problems good upgradebel perfect compatibel with intel and somethimes
even far beyond
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