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April 25, 2007 1:13:40 PM

Simple and to the point. What was your history with AMD processors? When did you get your first one, how fast was it, etc. You guys know what i'm getting at.

-My first was a 450MHz system from compaq that my mom bought me before I really knew anything about computers.
-Then I upgraded to a Duron 933 System and bought a Systemax computer with a 1GHz Thunderbird a couple months later.
-Then I went to an Athlon XP 2600 system, but i fried it overclocking
-Then an Athlon XP 2000+ got installed in that rig.
-Now I have my Athlon X2 4800+.

So what about you guys?

Please, no "amd sucks, intel is better" crap. This isn't an AMD VS INTEL thread.

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April 25, 2007 1:36:09 PM

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Simple and to the point. What was your history with AMD processors? When did you get your first one, how fast was it, etc. You guys know what i'm getting at.

-My first was a 450MHz system from compaq that my mom bought me before I really knew anything about computers.
-Then I upgraded to a Duron 933 System and bought a Systemax computer with a 1GHz Thunderbird a couple months later.
-Then I went to an Athlon XP 2600 system, but i fried it overclocking
-Then an Athlon XP 2000+ got installed in that rig.
-Now I have my Athlon X2 4800+.

So what about you guys?

Please, no "amd sucks, intel is better" crap. This isn't an AMD VS INTEL thread.



Am286 10MHz
April 25, 2007 1:39:15 PM

and it is still offering more performance and substance than your posts... :p 
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April 25, 2007 1:39:48 PM

Quite recent, a San Diego 3700+. Good chip but sadly I couldn't OC it much because my board was a crappy mATX that didn't have voltage control. So I topped out at around 2.5 or 2.6 GHz.
April 25, 2007 1:42:59 PM

My only AMD processor was a K6-2. I think it was a 450. If it was a turd it would have floated. Nasty. Paired with a Tyan VIA chipset, it benched slower than a P-II 266, and then there was no upgrade to the K6-III due to socket spec. change. Blech.
I've been Intel ever since.
AMD almost roped me back in last year with the excellent x2 s939 CPU series, but they announced the socket change to AM2 before I got stuck with obsolete technology again.
And then along came C2D...
April 25, 2007 2:06:34 PM

First one was sometime in '97 or '98.

1 - K6-2 300
1 - K6-2 450
1 - Slot A 750
2 - XP 1800+
1 - XP 2200+
2 - XP 2400+ (bridge mod to run as MPs)
1 - Sempron 3000+
1 - XP 2500+
1 - 64 3400+
1 - X2 3800+ (939)
1 - X2 3800+ (AM2)
1 - X2 4200+ (939)

Still running all of them somewhere except for the K6-2s.
April 25, 2007 2:17:38 PM

AMD K6-II 266MHz
It wasn't too bad, granted my PII 300MHz easily outpaced it.
April 25, 2007 2:28:22 PM

Athlon 1.4ghz

caused burns to my fingers when it went up in a blaze of smoke.
April 25, 2007 2:36:17 PM

Quote:
and it is still offering more performance and substance than your posts... :p 


Funny...not nice or necessary, but still funny.
April 25, 2007 2:39:32 PM

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My only AMD processor was a K6-2. I think it was a 450. If it was a turd it would have floated. Nasty. Paired with a Tyan VIA chipset, it benched slower than a P-II 266, and then there was no upgrade to the K6-III due to socket spec. change. Blech.
I've been Intel ever since.
AMD almost roped me back in last year with the excellent x2 s939 CPU series, but they announced the socket change to AM2 before I got stuck with obsolete technology again.
And then along came C2D...


That's probably the main problem with any cpu. By the time you want to upgrade, the technology changes and just every about every piece in the puzzle needs to be upgraded.
April 25, 2007 2:41:52 PM

486DX2-80
K6-300
K6-II-400
K6-II-400@550
Athlon 750
Duron 800
Duron 900
Athlon 1100 Still running
Athlon XP-2100+ Still running
Athlon XP-2800+ Still Running
Athlon X2-3800+ Still Running
April 25, 2007 2:50:16 PM

K6-2 233 -> K6-2 500 -> Athlon 1.333 -> Athlon XP 1800+ -> (Backup)XP 2600+ -> AM2 X2 3800+ (Current)
April 25, 2007 2:51:02 PM

2200 xp
3500 a64
2800 sempron (i f@ked my 2200)
4200 family build

k10 (agena, Phenom, whatever its called likely to be next dependant on price/performance and ability to OC)
April 25, 2007 3:37:17 PM

Athlon XP 1600+ (I think I still have it somewhere)
S939 Athlon 64 3200+ (still around, not currently being used)
S939 Athlon X2 4800+ which I paid too much for but what the hey, it was the last hurrah for my board and I didn't want to get new board and memory *shrug*
April 25, 2007 3:45:17 PM

Nothing wrong with that man. That's what I'd do with my 478 board, but I don't think there's a netburst chip on 478 that's really any better than my northwood 3.2GHz.
April 25, 2007 4:49:37 PM

Ran Intel forever till the performance differences could no longer be ignored.

3500+ skt939 venice
........good proc., gave it to my bro-in-law, he still runs it.

opty 175
.... great proc, still have it mildly overclocked with stock HSF and it has always ran stable and cool. It is my primary work computer and is used to lan game with my c2d.

I would gladly buy another AMD if they deliver the product. Till then I have my eye on the q6600.
April 25, 2007 5:06:22 PM

Ha the memories my first PC was an AMD Athlon thunderbird 1.2Ghz, custom built PC from TIME Corp, which i brought in late 2000. Around early 2004 (yes 3 whole years, great chip) i got an AMD Athlon XP 1900+ which was about the time i started playing around with pc's, building them etc..6 months later i also brought an 2600+ and also built my girfriend a PC with a duron 950.
In April 2006 i brought a San Diego 3700+ CPU, it was the first time i ever overclocked and it overclocked to 2.8ghz, which i am still using today another great chip, i have to say all the AMD chips have served me well. But serving me well isn't enough i am not going to hold out any more for the next gen of AMD chips i am going to get an Intel QX6700 i want whats best now and as i said i am not waiting anymore. Howevere if the Agena FX turns out to be a killer processor i will sell my QX6700 late this year and get one. az
April 25, 2007 5:09:31 PM

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AMD almost roped me back in last year with the excellent x2 s939 CPU series, but they announced the socket change to AM2 before I got stuck with obsolete technology again.
And then along came C2D...


i got a 939 system when am2 was already out, and i have to say i dont regret it. it's no core 2 killer, but i max out all my games and get amazing frame rates.

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My only AMD processor was a K6-2. I think it was a 450.


yeah, that was the same processor i had. i loved it. i kinda wish i still had it.
April 25, 2007 5:20:18 PM

Yeah, I agree. My own 939 has been one of the best buys of any type I've made. Close to 2 years of great service so far, and it will continue somewhere after I upgrade next.

I didn't have time to build my own until 2001, so I bought systems from small local builders until 2001. One was a retired engineer running his own one man shop near lake Travis outside of Austin. My AMD history is Duron 750, Athlon 1.3Ghz, XP 2800, and X2 4200. I'd love to build right now, but I'm frugal and only use about 30% of my cpu cycles (average) during my heaviest multitasking. My next system will be an AMD quad most likely.
April 25, 2007 5:27:42 PM

I think i started out with the K62-400mhz

i remember wishing i could afford a K63.

After that it was athlon XP (can't remember speed)

then my current X2 4200
April 25, 2007 5:29:52 PM

Intel 486SX 33 Mhz
AMD486DX 40 Mhz
intel 486 DX2 66 Mhz
k5 100 Mhz
K6-2 300 Mhz
Athlon 600 Mhz
Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz
AMd Athlon XP 2100 toughtbreed)
AMD Athlon XP 2800 (barton)
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (Winchester)
AMD Athlon X2 3800+ (Manchester)
April 25, 2007 5:37:48 PM

Quote:
Simple and to the point. What was your history with AMD processors? When did you get your first one, how fast was it, etc. You guys know what i'm getting at.


Quote:
Intel 486SX 33 Mhz
AMD486DX 40 Mhz
intel 486 DX2 66 Mhz
k5 100 Mhz
K6-2 300 Mhz
Athlon 600 Mhz
Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz
AMd Athlon XP 2100 toughtbreed)
AMD Athlon XP 2800 (barton)
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (Winchester)
AMD Athlon X2 3800+ (Manchester)


man i knew it was a conspiricy, amd makes intel products !
April 25, 2007 5:47:21 PM

486DX4-100
Various K6's and K62's (can't remember the speeds)
Athlon 1Ghz
Athlon 1.4Ghz (Still in use as firewall)
Duron 700
Duron 1Ghz (still in use as a domain controller)
2x Athlon MP 2000+ (wish I still had this box)
Athlon XP 1600+ (Still in use as webserver)
Athlon XP 1700+ (Still in use as webserver)
Athlon XP 2500+ (Built out and gave to friend, still in use)
Athlon XP 2600+ (Built out and gave to sister, still in use)
2x Athlon 64 3000+ (One in use as media PC, other as SQL/Web box)
Sempron64 3100+ (Building out as an Exchange 2007 server, will still be in use)
Athlon 64 3700+ (Still in use as my kids gaming PC)
April 25, 2007 5:51:18 PM

Intel Pentium 3 500E
Intel Pentium 3 1000EB
AMD Duron 900
AMD Athlon XP 1700+
AMD Athlon XP 1800+
AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (very hot)
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
AMD Athlon XP 2800+
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ (Barton FSB400)
AMD Athlon64 3200+ s754
AMD Athlon64 3500+ s939
AMD Athlon64 3800+ s939
AMD Athlon64 X2 4200+ s939
AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ s939
Intel Core2Duo E6600 (while waiting for K10)
April 25, 2007 5:51:31 PM

K6 233mhz (my very first build!)
K6-2 450mhz
Athlon 800Mhz
Athlon T-Bird 1.4Ghz
Athlon XP (thoroughbred) 1.8Ghz (I think...)

Then I switched back to Intel during the Pentium 4 northwood days

Now back to AMD...

Athlon X2 4200+
Athlon X2 4800+

And unless Barcelona pwns C2D I'm going back to Intel
a c 92 à CPUs
a b À AMD
April 25, 2007 5:51:50 PM

Athlon XP 3200+ (skt A) --> Given to nephew
Athlon 64 3500+ (skt 939) --> Previous All-Purpose Rig. Now sitting on a shelf
Athlon X2 3800+ (skt 939) --> Current All-Purpose Rig.
Athlon X2 4800+ (skt 939) --> Current Dedicated Gamer

-Wolf sends
April 25, 2007 5:58:26 PM

Quote:
Intel Pentium 3 500E
Intel Pentium 3 1000EB
AMD Duron 900
AMD Athlon XP 1700+
AMD Athlon XP 1800+
AMD Athlon XP 2100+ (very hot)
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
AMD Athlon XP 2800+
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ (Barton FSB400)
AMD Athlon64 3200+ s754
AMD Athlon64 3500+ s939
AMD Athlon64 3800+ s939
AMD Athlon64 X2 4200+ s939
AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ s939
Intel Core2Duo E6600 (while waiting for K10)


man toli, talk about upgrading
April 25, 2007 6:03:51 PM

Slot A Athlon 700 (First build) back in 2000 I think.
Athlon 1700+
Athlon 2800+ (Still running)
Athlon X2 5600+ (Just built last week)
April 25, 2007 6:04:31 PM

Athlon T-Bird 1Ghz(2000-2005)-----in the dumpster a few monbths ago, salvage in box of computer parts

Athlon 64 3500 clawhammer(2005)----in my box of compuer parts

Athlon 64 4000 San Diego(2006-present)---currently used in desktop

When warrenty ends in April 2008 will see if I am sticking with AMD if they still exists and make good stuff.
April 25, 2007 6:05:16 PM

Intel 8088

Intel 286 12mhz

Intel 486 sx 50

Amd K5 100

Amd K5 120

Amd k6-2 350@450

Intel P3 600 CuM

Intel P3 700 CuM

Intel P3 1.0ghz CuM

Amd 3200+ Newcastle@ 240HT

Intel E4300 C2D

I am no fanboi I use whats the best price/perf at the time. I have had strange network anomalies with AMD so the years of the Athlon and XP were spent with Intel. Went back 1 more time to AMD and sadly in the games I play my P3 1.0ghz out performed the 3200+ even with it OCed on a DFI Lanparty UT mainboard. Intel might be a huge company with most the market share but I couldnt buy a P4 heater for any reason. I wiated for the Core 2s B4 switching back. I have to say Intel is doing everything right currently. AMD better get off thier damn laurels or go bankrupt leaving its customers in the damn dark. Barcelona to me is another craptastic wait forever paper launch. If you have the goods put em out front dont hide behind NDA's.
April 25, 2007 6:08:23 PM

That's just for CPU, don't make write my other components upgrade list :lol: 

I work for the company that has some retail shops in my country, so almost every upgrade I make costs mostly few euros or nothing 8)
April 25, 2007 6:09:02 PM

K6-2 300
k6-2 350
Duron 600
athlon 1.2
athlon xp 1700+
athlon xp 1800+
sempron 64 2500+
opteron 170
April 25, 2007 6:09:47 PM

K6-II 450 I think
1.2Ghz T-bird (Toasted)
XP 2800+ Barton (Current)

Yup.. I need to upgrade soon,.. flip flopping on waiting for Agena/Kuma or not.
a b à CPUs
April 25, 2007 6:11:37 PM

Well I only had one AMD chip. It was a 486DX2/50. It was great, but of course in those days there wasn't a lot of difference between manufacturers. The thing didn't even need a fan, just a small aluminum heatsink. As to the never owning another AMD CPU, it just seemed everytime I was in the market to get a new system, Intel was on top. The computer the had the 486, I upgraded with a Pentium Overdrive. The next build had a PIII 450, the following build had a PIII 1GHz. I had this system for awhile and then built a system with a P4 3.06GHz (Northwood, first to have HT), later upgraded CPU to a P4 3.2GHz E (yes a Prescott, big mistake). My next system would have had a X2 4400+ or Opteron 175, but the money I was expecting came late, and the C2D's were out.
April 25, 2007 6:17:14 PM

Quote:
That's just for CPU, don't make write my other components upgrade list :lol: 

I work for the company that has some retail shops in my country, so almost every upgrade I make costs mostly few euros or nothing 8)


What a coincidence, i want to work for that same company, lol

you're pretty lucky
April 25, 2007 6:39:51 PM

AMD 64 3800
AMD X2 4400
Intel QX6700

I must say the latest is the greatest.
April 25, 2007 6:59:51 PM

Intel Pentium 133MHz (1995/1996-2000)
AMD Athlon Thunderbrid 900mhz (2000-2004)
AMD 64 3200+ Clawhammer 2.0ghz (2004-2006)
AMD 64 AM2 3800+ Orleans 2.4ghz (2006-2007)
AMD 64 x2 AM2 4000+ Brisbane 2.0ghz (2007-present)
April 25, 2007 7:04:04 PM

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Simple and to the point. What was your history with AMD processors? When did you get your first one, how fast was it, etc. You guys know what i'm getting at.

-My first was a 450MHz system from compaq that my mom bought me before I really knew anything about computers.
-Then I upgraded to a Duron 933 System and bought a Systemax computer with a 1GHz Thunderbird a couple months later.
-Then I went to an Athlon XP 2600 system, but i fried it overclocking
-Then an Athlon XP 2000+ got installed in that rig.
-Now I have my Athlon X2 4800+.

So what about you guys?

Please, no "amd sucks, intel is better" crap. This isn't an AMD VS INTEL thread.

my experience with AMD was rather.. short.

Athlon XP 3200+ from HP. i borrowed it from my ex-roommate, since he was more into Intel 3.0 Ghz :p  . my current roommate bought it for 100 bucks, and have been using it for almost a year now.

Athlon 64 3000+ for my dad.

Athlon 64 3200+ was my previous gaming rig. not exactly high end stuff :twisted:
April 25, 2007 7:12:54 PM

all amd's from home grown systems

xp 1800+
xp 2400+ (used to upgrade my 1800+ but little difference)
64 3000+ (venice)
64 4000+ (san diego)

my intels were all from dells

p2 400mhz (first pc since commadore 64)
p3 900mhz (free from work)
p4 2.4ghz (inherited from relative)
April 25, 2007 7:33:43 PM

AMD 386 DX 20
Opteron 170
a c 102 à CPUs
April 25, 2007 8:10:37 PM

1. K6-2/500 in a cheapie Compaq desktop
2. X2 4200+ Manchester in my hand-made desktop

I've also had a few Intel chips as well:
1. 80286/10
2. 80486SX2/50
3. Mobile Pentium 4-M/2.2 GHz (still heating up my laptop)

Overall, I'd have to say I liked the computers with AMD chips a lot better than the ones with Intel chips. The 286 was very limited in its capabilities, as was the 486, especially since the 486 was an FPU-less model. The K6-2/500 was the first very powerful processor I had and the first that was able to run a modern-type GUI OS instead of DOS or OS/2. It was very cheap but pretty quick. The P4-M was really not my first choice of a chip as I knew it ran hotter than hell even though it is "only" a 35-watt chip. As such, the notebook is big, heavy, and has an extremely loud fan to cool the processor off. I'd much rather had a PIII-M or Athlon XP-M, but pickings were slim when I got my notebook. There weren't very many XP-M notebooks around and the ones that existed were often pretty low-end, cruddy machines. The X2 4200+ is excellent as I'd never had my own SMP machine before and the performance of the 4200+ is far in excess of the old P4-M laptop.
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April 25, 2007 8:14:17 PM

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That's probably the main problem with any cpu. By the time you want to upgrade, the technology changes and just every about every piece in the puzzle needs to be upgraded.


Yup. The only things that I even consider I can keep between builds are the monitors, keyboard, mouse, optical drives, and my memory card reader. HDDs, cases, and PSUs are iffier, and I always assume that RAM, motherboards, CPUs, GPUs and such cannot be upgraded and buy accordingly.
April 25, 2007 8:58:17 PM

My debian runs smoothly on amd64. the amd processors run cool. good perf for price



i put together a amd64 winchester in a via 890 biostar board with linux fedora core and debian linux and also win64 preview. with Ballistix ddr 400 cl2 ram and a ati 9800 pro agp card. debian has the GRASS system for GIS.
April 25, 2007 9:54:35 PM

Athlon 1GHZ Thunderbird
Athlon 64 3700+
Athlon 4800+ X2
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (sick of socket changes + uncompetitive performance against C2D)
a c 102 à CPUs
April 25, 2007 9:55:13 PM

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I been married to AMD for 6 years, but since shes stopped putting out lately I am considering divorce.


It's almost a rule that after you say "I do" she says "I don't feel like it tonight" every night. She's got half or more of your stuff ransom against you rectifying the situation, too. Not good, but it's typical, unfortunately. Kind of explains why women are SO pushy to tie that knot, huh?

But unlike a normal divorce, she'll only take your motherboard with her as she leaves instead of half your system...
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