What's easier to work with AMD or Intel.

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What's easier to work with AMD or Intel.

Postby lshawelu » Wed Jun 04, 2003 8:03 pm

Taking a look at the recent tech postings I've noticed alot more issues with amd boards than intel boards. From a user standpoint (Newbie or experienced user) do you feel it's easier to work with Intel boards or AMD boards. Take into consideration compatibilty issues,setting up the system, overclocking etc etc.

For me my first setup was intel. (look at sig) Went very smooth.No issues at all. I had also recently built a celeron setup for my brother in law, again no issues whatsoever.Never had a chance to build and AMD system though. What do you guys think?
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Thu Jun 05, 2003 12:55 am

Intel. It is nearly impossible to screw them up
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Postby Deathsythe » Thu Jun 05, 2003 1:45 am

I agree with HJ Intel all the way. I have helped two guys resently on there AMD boards and to me they seemed to be quirky. I have built two Intel based systems and both went smooth and I'm about to start a third. But then again I am a little Bias since I am not an amd fan.
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Postby effika » Thu Jun 05, 2003 2:00 am

If only AMD would make it easier to install the heatsink! I just installed an Aeroflow (love it, nice and quiet too), and I got very jealous of Intel users when I looked at the instructions. They just had to snap it into place! I had a fun time getting the old hsf off, too. :roll:
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Postby Deathsythe » Thu Jun 05, 2003 2:17 am

effika wrote:If only AMD would make it easier to install the heatsink! I just installed an Aeroflow (love it, nice and quiet too), and I got very jealous of Intel users when I looked at the instructions. They just had to snap it into place! I had a fun time getting the old hsf off, too. :roll:


I also think that is the biggest pain on AMD systems atleast on hardware.
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Postby miki02131 » Thu Jun 05, 2003 10:43 am

Intel is easier to work with as long as you're not an overclocker.
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Postby Peanya » Thu Jun 05, 2003 11:26 am

Bah there you all go starting rumors!!!! :P
I've just built 2 AMD systems, and next week, another (he REFUSED to go with Intel although I suggested the 800MHz FSB ones).
These last 2 went absolutely without any hitch. Put it all together, popped in the XP disk, loaded it and the drivers, did the updates, no issues.
I think Effika hit the nail on the head, but even then, for me that was easy.
6 years ago, Intel had a clear advantage on stability.
But in all honesty, I'd say they're quite equal. If you consider that the majority of people who are building their own computers these days are using AMD for the processor, that's why you notice a lot of posts.
It's just like why you see so many A7N8X posts - by far the si ngle best selling board out there.
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Postby lshawelu » Thu Jun 05, 2003 12:40 pm

But in all honesty, I'd say they're quite equal. If you consider that the majority of people who are building their own computers these days are using AMD for the processor, that's why you notice a lot of posts.
It's just like why you see so many A7N8X posts - by far the si ngle best selling board out there.


But the ratio of support questions are almost 2 to 1 favoring intel. Meaning for every 1 intel support question there are 2 amd ones. That doesn't mean that for every 1 intel setup there are 2 amd ones but it does raise some questions. Again these are just some rough numbers to get a general idea.
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Postby Tulatin » Thu Jun 05, 2003 4:40 pm

Intels are quite a bit easier to work with, and they jsut tend to like working better right out of the box. Heatsink installation is a breeze (although your options are limited...), but removing INtel's own heatsink can be a pain. By the way - many problems come from user error rather than hardware failure. AMDs are good when you know a bit more than the basics, and can get through the inevitable simple issues yourself.
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Postby evasive » Thu Jun 05, 2003 4:45 pm

As HWJ put it, you have to try hard to make an Intel system NOT work first time.
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