to be amd? or to be pentium?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by apu95, May 8, 2002.

  1. apu95

    apu95 Caffeine-->Code Converter

    Montreal, Canada
    hi. my mobo isnt very comptible with xp, so i wanna get myself a new one...
    maybe this post will create a huge debate (which isnt what im going for), but here goes.
    im always doubting if i should go for an AMD or a Pentium cpu. which one do u guys recommend?
    another question, whether the cpu be AMD or Pentium, what mobo should i pick? any favorites? any mobos i should steer clear of?

    thanks, Apu
  2. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    OK I'm ducking under my desk for this topic.. but...

    read MY specs below and go from there....
  3. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

    Maybe?!?! lol, have you looked at some of the posts where this has been debated? hahaha, this is gonna be interesting, again :p
  4. da rock

    da rock Guest

    why AMD of coarse!:D
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    kt266a chipset and like an athlonxp 1600+... extremely cost effective. wanna spend more? get a kt333 board instead and geforce4 ti to go with it...

    that's my 2 cents.
  6. npfanz

    npfanz Guest

    Ahhhhhh not another intel/amd. There will be plenty of debate. Doesn't mean much, though. If you have to ask the question, then you won't be able to tell the difference between comparable chips by either maker (as I cannot). But AMD is cheaper. So...
  7. dArK_CyAnIdE

    dArK_CyAnIdE Guest

    amd tbred and kt400 in june =p
  8. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    kt400? :eek: really?
    *runs off to find info...*
  9. dijital

    dijital Guest

    wow, not a single vote for intel on this thread yet.
  10. dejav00

    dejav00 Guest


    EPoX 8KHA
    Soyo Dragon 266 (only diff. between this one and the 333 is that the 333 is tested to work with PC 2700 ;))

    AMD Athlon XP 1800-2100, whatever you got the cash for after the mobo.
  11. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    INTEL :D (only if you want to pay a hundred £££'s more for less performance.... :confused:
  12. dArK_CyAnIdE

    dArK_CyAnIdE Guest

    well the northwood beats the AXP but at nice speeds lol gimme a 2.56ghz norty and ill oc =p
  13. dejav00

    dejav00 Guest


    Go with what you want, what you can afford etc...I'm not gonna slam someone for buying a Pentium, or loving it. Personally, I prefer AMD, being a jobless teen with a low income, AMD's are more affordable.

    Processors debates are just like Ford vs Chevy and different kinda of music, just let people use and do what they like and there's no problems.
  14. EuphoricIAM

    EuphoricIAM Guest


    I got and AMD 1.3 Ghz Athlon fairly recently, simply because the computer seemed to be a good buy. I like that AMD isn't the mainstream "normal" processor company that Intel is. But I don't really notice a difference or care. It does the job for me...:)
  15. bheagle

    bheagle Guest

    You are kidding right?
    AMD is just as Mainstream as Intel in all respects except two, Price and advertising...

    AMD processors are (in my opinion) a Better Chip at a lower price.

  16. bheagle

    bheagle Guest