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September 4, 2006 3:48:41 PM

i'll make this plain and easy...im gonna upgrade from my P4...
what should i buy a conroe or an AMD(gimme all the options i have).

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September 4, 2006 4:11:59 PM

Wow, and here I thought we were making progress. Silly me.

Try doing some reading first at the very least, look at some reviews, forums, etc. If you can't be bothered to do that go buy a Dell or HP. Cause by your post it's clear you haven't researched yourself.
September 4, 2006 4:19:30 PM

well that didnt help much....
read all the reviews on conroe... but basically i am getting mixed opinions..i dont wanna trust reviws...i want first hand info from a conroe user... howz it performing...does it make up for the shame P4 has bought to intel.... with customers AMD still rocks. so im in a kind of dilema.
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September 4, 2006 4:25:47 PM

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well that didnt help much....
read all the reviews on conroe... but basically i am getting mixed opinions..i dont wanna trust reviws...i want first hand info from a conroe user... howz it performing...does it make up for the shame P4 has bought to intel.... with customers AMD still rocks. so im in a kind of dilema.


If your cash poor go with AMD X2 3800 is a good value chip. If your a bit richer buy a Core2 6300 or 6400. Overall all though the best value ship is the 6600 (maybe the 6400 due to overclocking) it beats AMD finest.

What do you want to do with this new comp?
September 4, 2006 4:28:42 PM

dude just was trying to make my post small.. if ya want me to blurb all the details into my post, well thats not the way i roll.
The benchmarking charts really dig conroe but on the long run, what willl happen. the reliability is my main concern, in all the performance aspects conroe will beat any AMD. But i need custemer feedback. rather than some chats with some benchmark suits.
September 4, 2006 4:37:08 PM

cash is not a barrier. i need great processing power. i do a lot of hash table crunching..and games in the free time :D  i do a lot of overclocking...i burnt my first processor overclocking it. so i need to evaluate the pros and cons of all the processors.
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September 4, 2006 4:41:15 PM

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cash is not a barrier. i need great processing power. i do a lot of hash table crunching..and games in the free time :D  i do a lot of overclocking...i burnt my first processor overclocking it. so i need to evaluate the pros and cons of all the processors.

You're wasting board space... why didn't you try reading the posts first? Tehre are about 50000000 posts with the same question.

I suppose some people are getting tired of always answering the same questions.

As for reliability..it's an Intel processor.. they don't get much more reliable then that. As for performance... you read the benchmarks... as for useability.. check out other threads on here...
September 4, 2006 4:44:29 PM

If cash is not a problem get an Intel Core 2 Duo X6800, the fastest desktop CPU on the market. If cash REALLY isn't an issue you could try and find a Kentsfield Engineering sample on ebay.
September 4, 2006 5:09:47 PM

Anything that costs more than $220 right now for AMD isnt worth it. Get a conroe, 6400 or 6600.
September 4, 2006 5:30:05 PM

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dude just was trying to make my post small.. if ya want me to blurb all the details into my post, well thats not the way i roll.
The benchmarking charts really dig conroe but on the long run, what willl happen. the reliability is my main concern, in all the performance aspects conroe will beat any AMD. But i need custemer feedback. rather than some chats with some benchmark suits.


Sounds like a 16 year old stoner to me. :roll:
September 4, 2006 8:12:16 PM

IF you are an experienced builder (built more than a couple), don't mind a few minor bugs that may or may not creep up, and enjoy being on the wild and uncertain cutting edge, go with Conroe, it's freakin fast!
You say money's not a problem, go ahead and get the Bad Axe board, it'll save you some aggravation.

On the other hand, AMD AM2 3800+ is fast enough, and it's stable. It's a more mature platform, well-tested, with lots of documentation from other users about any known problems that might creep up. So, it's the easier builder at the moment.
September 4, 2006 8:53:56 PM

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well that didnt help much....
read all the reviews on conroe... but basically i am getting mixed opinions..i dont wanna trust reviws...i want first hand info from a conroe user... howz it performing...does it make up for the shame P4 has bought to intel.... with customers AMD still rocks. so im in a kind of dilema.
Uh, what dilemma? I don't believe you've read any reviews because if you had you'd clearly see the Intel platform outperforming AMD platforms. And between looking at reviews and then going to some place like newegg.com (yes I know it's very hard and demanding to go to a website) and comparing prices for the chips in said reviews, it's not hard to make a decision either based on performance or cost.

Your first post was just generalizations:

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i'll make this plain and easy...im gonna upgrade from my P4...
what should i buy a conroe or an AMD(gimme all the options i have).
When people post things like that instead of asking about a specific cpu, motherboard, etc. It usually means they haven't bothered to do an ounce of homework on their own.

EDIT: Another way of knowing you haven't bothered is saying you looked on the forums and haven't found anything. Here are threads within the first 8 pages of this cpu forum. Also if you bother reading any of these threads, notice how the original poster usually starts off with some details about chips they're considering or specific questions they have. So again, from your first post I can tell you haven't done squat. There are a lot of ways of asking for help, being a lazy ass isn't one of them.

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Core-Duo-E6600-...
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/link-fastest-CP...
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/conroe-amd64-ft...
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/core-performs-f...
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Core-Duo-Athlon...
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/E6300-price-per...
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Recommended-Hig...
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/600-700-core-du...
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Low-Mid-High-En...
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Opteron-245-Int...
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Core-duo-Intel-...
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/CPU-ftopict1988...
http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/THGC-CPU-Buyers...
September 4, 2006 9:33:52 PM

go after Core 2 Duo
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