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03-08-01, 11:07 AM   #1  
I plan to purchase a computer before the year is out, and would like to know if the Athlon is a worthy substitute for a Pentium II or III.

A friend of mine regards "Pentium" as a pricey badge, like Lincoln or Mercedes, and not worth the extra money. Does he have a point? I figure, if it has anything over a 100mHz buss, it's got to be a lot faster than my P133 66mHz buss!

Thanks for your input.

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03-08-01, 08:59 PM   #2  
I have never had a problem with Amd. I used to have a K6-2 333 mhz loved it. Last December I built my own computer and now running a Athlon 750mhz processor and love it, Just make sure your motherboard is compatible with your processor, and keep it nice and cool.

 
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03-09-01, 04:35 AM   #3  
Intel Pentium are well known for the processors , and perform well, but as with other things sometimes you pay well for a companies reputation or name, and often for the average person other cheaper brands will serve you needs more well and moreeconomicly .

http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/features/cpu/test.htm

http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/1930/sgi_speed.html

These are 2 sites that compare benchmark tests on cpu's and speed tests.

I have heard of timing problems with certain AMD processors and sensitive to heat, I don't remember which ones, if it is properly heatsinked and with a cpu fan you should be ok, I only heard of that through researching a problem that someone else had on this forum.



 
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