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What Was The Worst CPU You Have Ever Used

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July 13, 2014 9:58:22 AM

Personally I would say the intel atom I tried to use it with my old windows xp notebook and it buffered so much while playing happy wheels

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July 13, 2014 10:04:40 AM

This goes back a few years, but I had one of these. It was terrible, to say the least:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrix_Cx486DLC

In modern times, it is hard to beat (for being the worst CPU around) the early Atoms. My wife has a netbook with one and it is painfully under powered.
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July 13, 2014 10:06:17 AM

There's an older generation AMD APU inside a notebook I used to use.
I don't think it was even a top one, the Notebook was only about £200.

I don't even know why it was struggling so much. The screen had a resolution where the pixels were about the same size as your average western baby. It took about 36 billion years to load up Chrome and all this was on Windows 7 Starter (Did you know you can't set a custom wallpaper on that? Yeah, I didn't either).

It was marketed as a 'Lifestyle' computer so that's how bad it was.

I have had periods of the squits, where a toilet was never close enough, and I would genuinely take that experience over using that damn thing any day of the week.
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July 13, 2014 10:08:19 AM

Athlon X2 5200+. I paired it with an 8800 GTX back in 2007 and was immediately disappointed. Should have went with a Core 2 Duo at the time to support that card. A few years later I upgraded to a Phenom II X4 955 and the video card finally was able to perform like it should.
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July 13, 2014 10:13:32 AM

Mamas man your right you get what you pay for sometimes
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July 13, 2014 10:16:19 AM

My parents had a PC with one of the first AMD Semprons back in 2005, that thing was really something special. It still works though, so I can't complain about the durability.
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July 13, 2014 10:38:39 AM

Gta5 said:
Personally I would say the intel atom I tried to use it with my old windows xp notebook and it buffered so much while playing happy wheels


You can actually turn this around and put it on yourself. It is buying something not suited for your needs. Need to do homework before pulling the trigger.
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July 13, 2014 11:09:02 AM

my trusty p3. I had manhandled the pc for 15 years and was not let down until recently when roadrash refused to run and the system went blank. Then i donated it to some poor guy.
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July 13, 2014 11:12:45 AM

An amd phenom 2 X4. the last AMD cpu i personally used was the great AMD Athlon 64 on socket 939. that thing was a beast. but more recently (a few years ago) my friend got a phenom 2 x4 and it was utter CRAP. BF3 played like crap on his pc even overclocked to 3.6GHz where my trusty core 2 duo played it without flaw. i will never use any AMD cpu again.
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July 13, 2014 11:50:37 AM

thelasthallow said:
An amd phenom 2 X4. the last AMD cpu i personally used was the great AMD Athlon 64 on socket 939. that thing was a beast. but more recently (a few years ago) my friend got a phenom 2 x4 and it was utter CRAP. BF3 played like crap on his pc even overclocked to 3.6GHz where my trusty core 2 duo played it without flaw. i will never use any AMD cpu again.


That is utter crap. A Phenom II X4 like a 965 BE is still an excellent cpu and a very credible gaming cpu. Where as a Core 2 Duo is not. They aren't even close.
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July 13, 2014 11:52:23 AM

Language please folks. Thanks.
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July 13, 2014 12:04:15 PM

bmacsys said:
thelasthallow said:
An amd phenom 2 X4. the last AMD cpu i personally used was the great AMD Athlon 64 on socket 939. that thing was a beast. but more recently (a few years ago) my friend got a phenom 2 x4 and it was utter CRAP. BF3 played like crap on his pc even overclocked to 3.6GHz where my trusty core 2 duo played it without flaw. i will never use any AMD cpu again.


That is utter crap. A Phenom II X4 like a 965 BE is still an excellent cpu and a very credible gaming cpu. Where as a Core 2 Duo is not. They aren't even close.


It wasnt a 965 BE i think it was like a 920. its multiplier was not unlocked so we had to OC through the FSB. the main reason why i believe it was the CPU is because not only did he have a better video card than mine his ram was faster to DDR2 1066 compared to my DDR2 800. even on benchmarks the thing had a hard time competing with my overclocked core 2 duo.
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July 16, 2014 1:48:35 PM

A couple

The AMD Turion TL-52 (a Core 2 Duo E6300 1.8 GHz trounced it). At 1.5 GHz it's more suited to a cheap laptop than a $2000 desktop PC (in my HP Touchsmart iq-770). It completely bottlenecks the GPU on PCIe and makes playing any moderate games horrifying. The good news is it can be swapped out for the faster 2.2 GHz Turion.

The other is any Intel Celeron made before 2011. The old ones are dinosaurs. An Intel Atom is light years faster.
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