what are the pros and cons of these processors. does one favor over the other.
I was told about the AMD Athalon processor and that is what I went with. I have absolutely no regrets about it. The AMD Athalon is absolutely the shit when it comes to gaming and surfing the net. It is lightning fast and loads pages and games in a hurry. Our lap top has an Intel Pemntium 4 in it and I dont know if its b/c its a lap top or what but it seems like its quite a bit slower as far as loading new pages.
the computer im using now is a amd athlon but i got it in 2002 and my last computer i had was a intel P4. i think mine is a AMD athlon XP 2000+. im looking at getting another computer and i saw the intel pentium 4 and then i saw the AMD athlon 64 3700+ cause this computer im using now just aint cutting it with any game i want to play and its pissing me off.
I custom ordered mine from office Depot. i paid @ $900 for the tower w/ keyboard and optical mouse. Here is what my system consists of.
Processor: AMD Athalon XP3000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Display: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
Approx. Memory: 64.0 MB
Mine is 2 years old and I have had absolutely no problems playing ANY game on mine. I can play anything off the shelf and there are no flaws in the graphics or sound. No problems loading saved games no problems saving games. Mine being a 3000+ I wouldnt hesitate to buy a 3700+.
Not to mention, with the AMD not being as big a name brand as Intel, you might save some cash too.
when i got the one in 2002 i got it off the TV and a company called sytemax made it. very nice features at the time. paid way to much money for it. i think it was 2500.00 it came with the tower, monitor, lexmark 3in 1 printer, keyboard, optical mouse, 2 speakers with some kind of subwoofer box, windows XP home ED., 50 software titles, 256 mb of ram, dvd player. awesome at the time but now its kicking my ass. now my sony was great. i got that at best buy. that was really fast but i got a virus on it and then took it to best buy and it cant be fixed. so im looking for a pretty decent computer now that allows good game play and thats pretty fast. im looking at the 1024mb or ram.
im not interested in buying a computer package cause i have a nice 19 inch lcd monitor and im gonna get this wireless key board and wireless mouse from microsoft that has a thing on the key board that you can just put your finger on it and it will scan it and you dont got to remember and passwords. hope it works. its $86.00 but game play sucks on this computer. im not much of a gamer but i do like my shooter games and trivia games.
Actually, I was looking at Systemax when I bought min but was able to get all the same features in a HP for waaaayy less. I think the price on the Systemax was @1500 for the same things i got in an HP. The guy at Office Depot really helped me out in picking what I wanted and kept me from ripping myself off. Instead of buying the high dollar video card, he talked me into buying the one I have b/c I could upgrade later for less than the cost of the newer card at the time. He also talked me into going w/ 2 USP ports for memory sticks and slots to read my media cards so that I wouldnt need extra attachments to load hotos and digital videos etc…
yeah i may have to look into getting one custom made. they just opened up a new office depot close to where i live so i think i check that out. but systemax customer service rocks. they were so helpful the other day and said yeah the game requirements hurt you with your games i have a serial number on my computer so they have a list of whats all in my computer and they emailed me back with in 30 mins and helped.
Yeah, Ive heard that the customer service was the best with them. When I bought mine I didnt really have the most to spend but when I get ready for another one, Im goin with a Systemax. I have heard nothing but good stuff about them.
heres what i’ll sell ya bub…dual core amd 64 3500 (two processors in one) 120 gig sata hard drive, 512 mb ddr2 ram, dvd rw, floppy, integraded 128 mb pci video card, black mid tower case, windows xp home (you don’t need pro unless your on a domain) and a two year warranty. i’ll do it for ~925 drop shipped to your house…i’ll also load ANY programs you want on it.
Re: RE: AMD v.s. INTEL
I had no idea that you were in sales Matt. Who do you work for?
amd = cheaper
intel = expensive
amd = gamers, mostly
intel = more broad spectrum
amd = not original
intel = original
i currently use intel, but i own a few older amd processors…
btw… i wanted to start a computer forum with joe’s website/forum offer, but i got confused when registering for an account :owned
Re: RE: AMD v.s. INTEL
I had no idea that you were in sales Matt. Who do you work for?[/quote]
a locally owned store in greenville, nc…edit on that system also, btw… amd 64 3800 dual core (not 3500) and 200 gig sata hard drive (not 120) is for 1025 though…sorry the other is not in stock anymore3.
not a bad deal. can you explain the dual processor thing to me. i never heard of that before.
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Enhanced Virus Protection with Windows® XP Service Pack 2
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AMD Athlon 64 Processor Architecture Performance
HyperTransport™ technology can increase overall system performance by removing I/O bottlenecks, increasing system bandwidth, and reducing system latency. A fully integrated DDR memory controller helps speed access to memory by offering the processor a direct connection to the main memory. As a result, end users can enjoy quicker application loading and extraordinary application performance.
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let me get some pictures illistrating processors and dual cores and hyper threading and such… :tard