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August 4, 2001 2:37:44 PM

which one should i get and which has the better warranty. I was thinking of getting it from newegg.com, but the retail version doesn't list the special stepping instructions that the OEM version does. Anyone know what i should do?

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August 4, 2001 4:57:17 PM

Retail has a longer warranty.
There is not much difference in performance between the two. Get the OEM because its cheaper, you could use the extra money to buy a better HSF.

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August 4, 2001 5:00:24 PM

OEM and get a Dragon Orb 3

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August 5, 2001 6:12:18 AM

I tried to organize some frequently asked questions, and although it didn't last long I think you'll find a number of links and old posts in the <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/modules.php?name=Forums&..." target="_new">AMD FAQ</A>

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