Discussion in 'Hardware' started by howardy2k, May 29, 2003.
Both are from HP with the same size hard disc, memory, videocard.
No, you won't notice a difference in performance.
Maybe just a lighter wallet.
Aren't the p4's more stable? If so they could easily be worth the extra $200.
I think the major difference is that AMD processors generate more heat.
I dont know if this is relevant or not
I always bought Intel boxes, but in 1999 bought a compaq (desktop) amd, believing that they had become a commodity.
That thing has been nothing but trouble, never performing as is should (500+ mz), adding memory helped some (300+), but today as a matter of fact, it finnaly conked out, wont even boot. Has been slow all week. Good thing I have a laptop, same power but intel (never a problem)
Is it the amd? I dont know, but this thing has given me incredible frustration over the time I have owned it.
Would I pay more back then, knowing what I do now?
Shop around, you may be able to get a better deal over the internet.
I dont know if the amd had anything to do with it, but i'll never buy another one.
more info on the amd/p4 question would be appreciated.
for the p4, does anyone have thoughts about any difference between 2.6ghz, 3ghz, 3.06ghz w/ 800 front side, etc. for trading applications
After 2ghz, memory becomes more important than CPU power.
Several months back there were a few folks on these boards all having similar problems with various software/hardware configs. The common denominator in those problems as I recall was the AMD chip.
On a desktop I would probably venture an AMD. On a laptop the fan will probably drive you crazy unless you will be using it in a cool place.
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