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    Super glue, Pritt Stick or (my personal fav.) No Nails? Let us know and I'll give it a try. Let you know if I have a future as an Intel bunnyman!

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    Ahhh...Cyrix. Heh. I still have a 5x86 and 6x86 in the shed. Got a Nexgen too..hateful, hateful things.

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    would just like to add before the core duo i was a AMD fan. Intel chips back then were horrid horrid things.

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    It depends what you want it to do really, AMD currently are lagging behind at the sharp end, but pound for pound you get more for your money at the mid range. I've just bought the bits for building a new PC for my daughter,AMD
    AM2 Athlon Dual 2.4 GHz 2x512 Cache for 35 quid, with a 19 LG monitor, 2 gig DDR2 (8000) memory, 250 sata HD DVD drive, Abit A-N68Sv MoBO, and new tower case comes to 300 quid total. I would have paid more going Intel but this will do what she needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Just remember a 'Core' processor is actually just two Pentium M's glued together.
    The original Core's yes. The new Core 2's are based on new designs.

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    For work which ever is the cheaper deal at the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.81 View Post
    For work which ever is the cheaper deal at the time...
    LOL, same here! It's why I have an AMD sitting next to me that needs to be returned rather than a working Core2

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    LOL, same here! It's why I have an AMD sitting next to me that needs to be returned rather than a working Core2
    LOL we have had as many intel's fail as AMD's but then probably had more intel's over the years :P

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    Need to upgrade my 3.2P4 dual core, though I will miss the nice warm draft it puts out which heats the room nicely.

    I want a quad core, around the 3ghz range, but I am waiting until either the price drops a lot, or september comes and the new gaming season starts.

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    AMD are still a good buy for the budget to mid end but they can't touch Intel performance-wise right now.

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    Intel for me.

    I've always supported Intel through the thick and thin, my desktop PCs and Laptops for me personally have always been Intel. Started out with a Pentium 166MHz, then went on to a P2 400 with MMX technology, then I had a P3 laptop that was a 1.13GHz I vagly remember (was a while ago now), then had a P4 2.2GHz chip in my desktop (was custom ordered for me and I got it on day of launch ) then changed that for a 3ghz P4 Extreme Edition - just did a chip change as the board was fine with a firmware upgrade, then had a mate that had the same chip die and I was no longer needing the power of the EE, so sold him that and got a cheap 3GHz P4 530 CPU from eBay for me and that did me till the latest Intel Quad Core Q6600 chip I have now. Oh yeah and got a P4 2.66GHz laptop in amongst all that lot which I still have.

    So lots of Intel for me, but my sister whos PCs I've built are usualy AMD based due to cheaper or my cast offs (so in those cases Intel), but her Laptop is an Intel Centrino as it was the best chip at the time for mobile use.

    As for what I recomend and sell, well depends its often AMD based due to costs, but at present I am going for the low end Core2 range as they are such good value really for performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcuk View Post
    what about Cyrix chips :-)
    The horror, the horror.

    My first PC had a Cyrix 200 processor. I still wake up to this day expecting it to have booted by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    The horror, the horror.

    My first PC had a Cyrix 200 processor. I still wake up to this day expecting it to have booted by now.
    Ah, the luxury - mine was the 166! I didn't learn though, when I "upgraded", I bought the MII 300! I soon took it back and swapped it for the AMD though. Imagine, I had one motherboard and was able to put any of the three major brands' chips in it!



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    well I remember my first processor was an AMD Am5x86 (the one that was equivalent to a P-75) in Mexico we used to call it the "Pentium for the poor" because by then the Intel Pentiums were much more expensive, so whilst I was dreaming to get a Pentium Pro , instead I got that AMD, but many of my classmates and teachers were impressed at uni when I used this machine (Am5x86 133MHz, 2 MB VRAM, 64 MB RAM and 2 GB Hard Drive) as a Windows NT 4.0 Server for a Project Network . after that I when onto a K6-2 300 MHz but that was all my experience with AMD, then moved to Intel since then at present I am stuck with a P4 3Ghz seeing to upgrage at some point.

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    The AMD5x86 - I remember those! Mine was resold by a company called 'Evergreen' and was a repackaged version designed to upgrade my 50mhz 486DX2 to a 'Pentium Equivalent'.

    I remember, just before Windows'98 was released, running Windows 95R2 on this poor, poor machine and doing everything I can to get to look/run like Windows 98. I had that Evergreen 75mhz chip with 8mb Ram and a 160mb hard disk compressed to ive 300gm space. You can imagine how slow it was by the time I got Internet Explorer 5 installed!

    After giving the machine all that abuse I then proceeded in using IE5 on that machine to surf the .net through a 14.4bkbps modem. You thought loading a 32k game off a tape was slow, let me tell you!

    My first processor - A Zilog Z80 (Intel 8080 rebadged and sold to the masses). Then a Motorola MC68000 followed by a MC68020 - 14mhz and 32bit if you please!

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