The Mother Board

Motherboards.org forums. Free tech support, motherboard ID, and more.
It is currently Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:34 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2002 11:23 am 
Offline
Black Belt
Black Belt

Joined: Fri May 31, 2002 11:13 am
Posts: 811
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Whats the deal is the P4 Northwood 2.0 GHZ 512 L2 Cache .13 micron 400FSB better than the AMD XP 2100+

I can get them both for about the same price so whats better?

_________________
"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven" --John Milton's Paradise Lost
_________________


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2002 11:32 am 
Offline
Black Belt
Black Belt

Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2001 12:01 am
Posts: 717
Location: Toronto, Not the Capital of, Canada
It's really up to you. Intel cpu's are stable and reliable, AMD's are faster for the same speed. I myself prefer AMD, but I hate everything that's even close to a monolopy, so just disregard my opinion. :D

Examine the other issues: motherboard and memory (cost and availability).

Try the recommendations forum, there's a good chance you'll find a comparison there.

_________________
"I can't buy that. Only management guys with big salaries like me can afford that...
Guys like me! I'm a guy like me!"
Homer Simpson :)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2002 12:42 pm 
Offline
Mobo-fu Master
Mobo-fu Master

Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2001 1:01 am
Posts: 19405
Location: 00000h - 0000Fh
Sometimes AMD chips can be a bit flakey upon installation, and they require cooling like you wouldn't believe, where as the P4s are pretty much Plug and Play. My P4 took no time at all to build.

_________________
"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality." -Jules de Gautier

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2002 8:14 pm 
Offline
Black Belt 1st Degree
Black Belt 1st Degree

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2001 1:01 am
Posts: 1903
Location: McKinney, Tx
AMD doesn't take too long to build either, but the heat factor is one thing. Just gotta go aftermarket heat sink if you plan on overclocking. 2 case fans are always recommended.

The XP's are better than the T-Birds. The Thoroughbred should be another step in the right direction too. But only time will tell...

_________________
0100101001001101
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group