I've always been an AMD guy. There are so many new CPUs out now, I'm still on my Barton 2600+ Solid as hell but I need a mobo/cpu upgrade with a faster frontside bus. What should I look for these days as a rock solid CPU? Should I consider switching to Intel? Also, what is the memory support on most new boards for PC3200 (DDR1) as I have 1.5 gigs of it that I would love not having to replace. Thanks so much.
Thanks for the reply! I do have a handful of outdated AGP cards, but as PCI-express is much better and the future of high peripherals, including videocards, I think I might as well go that route. My mom has a 3200+ I think, but I know it has a 800mhz fsb, and the OS never stutters. She also only has about 512mb of ram. I've three times as much ram but half the bus speed and my rig isn't nearly as tough as hers. *sigh*
Another ?... will DDR ram perform in DDR2 slots?
The above poster is right. Intel really hurt AMD when the Conroe chips came out. Even the middle CPU in that line (The E6600 I think) demolishes the AMD FX series chips. I wouldn't even think about AMD right now....
6400 actually. The 6600 is high-end and the 6800 is the best one.
I third the Conroe reccommendation. I have a 939 system and I am considering upgrading soon...
yeah, am2 and core 2 duo need ddr2... even the pentium d lineup need that