Re: New Intel 64 bit processors
From: Galen (galennews_at_gmail.com)
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 10:22:28 -0500
AD <email@example.com> had this to say:
> I am staying with AMD, I have used AMd for years and unless I changed
> platforms, I can not see myself buying an Intel. I have given it a
> rest now for a while buying hardware. You can go on forever and there
> is also the money problem.
> I may upgrade sometime this year or I may just stay with the AMD
> 2500xp chip I got now, after all, it does the job.
I suppose someone might fudge the benchmarks but either way I've been
impressed with this the AMD Athlon XP 3200+...
It's fast enough, stable enough, and though it seems to run a bit hotter
than I'd like but that doesn't seem to bother it. The only thing I have
cooling that chip is a Thermaltake Volcano 8 sink and a fan. Maybe I should
look into a different cooling supply at some point? I'm not too worried
about it though. I'll stick with AMD until I'm given evidence to support
changing to a different manufacturer. As for the 64 bit, I'd only use the
AMD64 at this point. I do want to check out an HT though as I've not had the
chance to do so yet.
-- "My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation." -- Sherlock Holmes