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    Hell has offically frozen over

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/05/18/dell_picks_amd/

    Dell uses AMD chips in servers!

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    Dell Press release (its buried in there somewhere)
    AMD Reaction

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    Re: Hell has offically frozen over

    Hurrah!

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    Re: Hell has offically frozen over

    About time!!!!!! 8O

    Think Intel should be even more worried..... :twisted:

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    Re: Hell has offically frozen over

    I have always been a fan of AMD chips, intel just seem to go for pure "I have an amazingly fast clockspeed!!!" wheras AMD chips have a slower clock, but perform just as good (or sometimes better) due to the architecture of the chip.

    Better value for money if you ask me!

    Chris

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    Re: Hell has offically frozen over

    AMD Opterons rock. Go faster than Xeons, use less power, for less money and disappate less heat. Plus you get 64bit for free. I fail to understand why anyone bothers with Xeons anymore.

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    Re: Hell has offically frozen over

    Because, every f***ing advert on tv is "some random computer WITH XEON TECHNOLOGY!!!...........that's right, all this for £xxx WITH XEON TECHNOLOGY!!!!!"

    And I can't stand the voice that says it!!!

    Chris

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    Re: Hell has offically frozen over

    I put an Opteron in my home PC, after reading an article in CustomPC about the great value for money they are. Geoffs right - Opterons rock!

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    Re: Hell has offically frozen over

    I've had an AMD athalon 64 2000 chip in my pc for nearly 3 years now, and it's never had any problems in terms of performance.

    I am aware that it's comparitively slow now, and am planning an overhaul sometime this year.

    Chris

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    Re: Hell has offically frozen over

    You can just drop in a new AMD 64 X2 though if its a S939 board. I have the 4000+ personally. Plus with the new AMR2 socket CPU's coming out the price of 939 based CPUs will likely plummet.

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    Re: Hell has offically frozen over

    My problem is agp.....................I wanna go SLi 8)

    Chris

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    Re: Hell has offically frozen over

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    and disappate less heat.
    Is that good Geoff? lol

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    Re: Hell has offically frozen over

    Heh, you can just imagine a glowing processor......

    Chris

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    Re: Hell has offically frozen over

    Quote Originally Posted by petectid
    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    and disappate less heat.
    Is that good Geoff? lol
    I meant 'less heat to dissapate' of course. Which means you save money on your air con.

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    Re: Hell has offically frozen over

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    You can just drop in a new AMD 64 X2 though if its a S939 board.
    Thanks dude - are you offering to pay?? :P

    Its not worth that much money i dont have methinks I would have to wave bye-bye to the weekend break for my g/f if I bought that hehe

    ...I'd also have to wave goodbye to eating and drinking too i think hehe

    But i do plan on getting a nice Athlon 64 3700+ and a nice shiney PCI-E 939 mobo & mid-range [or just cheap-ish] gfx card sometime before the summer.

    Do HP do Opertons in their servers guys? Maybe I'll try one in the next server we buy.

    Nath.

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    Re: Hell has offically frozen over

    I read too that AMDs shelf life on these chips makes them more suitable for businesses who typically need some resilliance.

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