[TriLUG] CPU Considerations/Recommendations
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Tue Mar 13 21:27:37 EDT 2007
The AMD XP2600 computer on which I'm now typing is probably the most rock
solid computer I've ever had, although my circa 1997 Pentium II 300 was a
Perhaps part of this computer's quality is that Mandriva 2007 is one heck of a
great product, so I get few software faults.
I have a fleet of about 3 other AMD desktops, and none of them has had
problems. I've also had excellent luck with most of my Intel computers,
except for a couple with really cheapo mobos.
On Tuesday 13 March 2007 16:31, Dave Sorenson wrote:
> I've had nothing but GREAT luck w/ AMD CPU's I've probably built 7-9
> boxen with them and the ones that were taken out of service were due to
> clockspeed slowness, not failure. In fact my server is going on year 6
> and while showing it's slow clockspeed occasionally it has been ROCK
> SOLID since Red Hat 7 was first installed.
> Greg Brown wrote:
> > I've been blasted for my views of AMD but I'd say, no, and AMD
> > anything is
> > not a good choice for a processor (this is based off three different AMD
> > processors I owned kicking the bucket within one year's time.
> > Meanwhile my
> > P-II is still churning out the 1s and 0s God only knows how long after it
> > was shipped out the door).
> > Yahoo had a story about the financial well at AMD possibly running dry:
> > http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070311/ap_on_bi_ge/amd_intel_shifting_fortun
> > (http://tinyurl.com/yrkw7y)*
> > *Some other headlines:
> > *AMD* on The Brink of
> > Collapse<http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?id=60964&rubrik1=Economy&rubr
> > *AMD* Staggering After Brutal Year of Battling
> > Intel<http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,258365,00.html>
> > Intel Debuts More Product, The Chips Are Down Again At
> > AMD<http://www.247wallst.com/2007/03/intel_debuts_mo.html>
> > This could all be wrong though. YMMV.
> > Greg
> > On 3/13/07, Ed Alexander <esalexa at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> >> I need to purchase a new primary desktop for home use. I'd like some
> >> recommendations for what CPU to get. Is Athlon 64 a good choice? I
> >> know of issues with getting Flash player to work (only 32-bit version
> >> available). Are there other considerations, good or bad?
> >> I'll be running various Linux distros on it over time, one as the base
> >> system and others in Qemu or VMware. The system will be used for the
> >> usual (e-mail, web, video, productivity, etc.) and general playing
> >> around with Linux distros.
> >> Thanks for any constructive comments.
> >> Ed
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