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View Poll Results: CPUs...
AMD Athlon (XP) 66 56.41%
AMD K5/K6 9 7.69%
AMD Opteron 2 1.71%
Intel 8086-486 4 3.42%
Intel Pentium Pro-Pentium 1 MMX 10 8.55%
Intel Pentium II-III (PIII Xeon too) 27 23.08%
Intel Pentium 4/Xeon 27 23.08%
PowerPC 1 0.85%
Other (ix86) 9 7.69%
Other (Non-ix86) 1 0.85%
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Old 01-17-2004, 10:34 PM   #16
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Pentium Pro 233, Celron 533, AMD 2500XP
 
Old 01-18-2004, 02:32 AM   #17
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VIA C3 which I added to the HCL here. Mistakingly said it was i586 compatible, which it is, but since installing some more Linux distros (other than Mandrake) I see it's i686 compatible too. Maybe a mod could edit that info for me. Anyway, not a performance monster, but consumes only 10 watts and runs so cool you don't need a CPU fan. I could fry eggs on the two AMD CPUs I'm also using (for FreeBSD and W2K.)

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Old 01-19-2004, 08:29 AM   #18
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Yeah jtshaw, that's right. The easiest way is to get some hardware component that does it, like the switch i mentioned. You can find them at any cheezy local computer store- cheap too. Just gotta make sure it runs fast enough to cool it. I used this on a Pentium MMX 200 over clocked to 233 so I just had it on low speed. Viola, my case was much quiter. (Unfortunetly, something happened to that Dell, and it is no longer with us today.)
 
Old 01-19-2004, 08:51 AM   #19
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Ya, some newer bios' might support doing it on the motherboard but I have never had the pleasure of owning desktop that does that. I was playing around with my roommates x-box last summer while I was still in college and I found out that the fan in his xbox was only running 20%. We decided to crank that baby up to cool that 120GB hard drive that was shoved in there with linux on it In that case it was just a bios option.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 10:41 AM   #20
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If anyone sees this I'm curious to know whether people who have both AMDs and Intels prefer one or the other. Based on windows or linux hardware compatibility experience. (But more based on linux.)
 
Old 01-19-2004, 11:07 AM   #21
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I used to perfer the Intel chips, mostly because the chipsets were always better. The Intel chipsets are still seam better for the most part (not trying to start a war here, but I get way more people complaining about problems with the Via chipsets then the Intel) but as far as linux support goes it is about a wash. If I were buying a new desktop machine right now it would definitly be an Athlon-64 machine.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 11:19 AM   #22
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I have an AMD Athlon 2100+, which runs at 1.73 ghz.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 01:35 PM   #23
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The best reason to use something other than Intel is so they don't dominate their market. I feel the same way about nVidia BTW. Sure, alternatives can be a pain in the arse, but I'd rather bite the bullet now than have no options later. As Microsoft taught everyone, dethroning them afterwards is much harder. I don't want to be put in that position again.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 01:56 PM   #24
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i have slackware 9.0 running on an amd duron 650. it is OCed to 923 mhz though ehehehe. performance is a bit laggy but I am using KDE, and I think the issue is that I have not set up my video card correctly yet! argh!
 
Old 01-19-2004, 02:04 PM   #25
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The best reason to use something other than Intel is so they don't dominate their market. I feel the same way about nVidia BTW. Sure, alternatives can be a pain in the arse, but I'd rather bite the bullet now than have no options later. As Microsoft taught everyone, dethroning them afterwards is much harder. I don't want to be put in that position again.

Not to be flame bait, but ATI has done wonders against nVidia's former dominance of the market. Fortunately, ATI isn't to nVidia as nVidia was to 3dfx.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 02:26 PM   #26
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I was a 3dfx shareholder who luckily got out at $7/share, after Microsoft chose nVidia for the xbox. Anyway, M$ tweaks DirectX for nVidia cards, which gives them an unfair advantage on Windows. Under Linux, with a level OpenGL playing field, ATI should be just as good IMHO. If they'd just spend more time working on their drivers. Still, considering the size of the 3D gaming market, two choices isn't a whole lot. Seems that's the case with CPUs too: big market, few choices.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 02:33 PM   #27
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I'd say that ATI is pretty good with linux. I've only ever had one problem with an ATI under linux, but I found the right drivers and presto! Excellent fps in everything I can run!
 
Old 01-19-2004, 04:08 PM   #28
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Dual AMD Athlon MP 2000+, the multi-processor support in linux is really impressive compared to winblows.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 06:59 PM   #29
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I've always been an Intel man (I know! I know! I'm cooperating with the system... sheesh...) and I'm still very proud of my Pentium 4 3.06 Ghz w/ hyperthreading. Even though I had to buy it twice, and use up a month's worth of wages... but that's a different story...
 
Old 01-19-2004, 09:11 PM   #30
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Athlon XP 2500+. Waiting for the price to drop some on the Athlon64 3200+. When I can pair one up with an nforce3 based mobo for $300 I'll bite
 
  


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