Athlon or Pentium ?????

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    AMD now rates their chips by speed rating instead of clock speed.
    I meant that the architecture restricts the clock speed from more than 2Gs. That's what I've heard at least. I'm just wondering if that's true.
    But, that doesn't prevent them from designing a new faster chip.
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    Athlon XP Model #    Clock Speed     Speed Rating
    1500+                  1.33 GHz        1.5 GHz 
    1600+                  1.40 GHz        1.6 GHz 
    1700+                  1.47 GHz        1.7 GHz 
    1800+                  1.53 GHz        1.8 GHz 
    1900+                  1.60 GHz        1.9 GHz 
    2000+                  1.67 GHz        2.0 GHz
    I used to run Epox boards and I loved them. Right now I run a Athlon 1.2G-C 266mhz and a MSI K7T Turbo board w/RAID (nice board). I also have an Intel P3 700 right now but that's going to go to my brother. I like my Athlon better.
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    I'm also in the jibs for a major facelift... [pIII 450 512 pc133 sdram, underclocked at 100, along with my ata 100 hd not being used up fully either...] so i'm guessing a p4'll be the way to go eh? i might end up getting a 1.7 or something like that, i figure because it has a 400 mHz fsb and plus isn't the RAMBUS stuff better [since after all you do have to bank it...] what about a motherboard? any suggestions? Thanks, in total i guess i'm looking to spend around 3 hundred it seems... hehe... but due time damnit!
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    Well if your in need of an upgrade hold out just a lil longer and wait for AMD to release the HAMMER(x86-64), its performence is going to crush anything you know of today. Ive had the pleasure of reading some nice white papers about it and all I can say is i wish i didnt build my pc last december, but I couldnt live another year with my crappy celery 400.
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    "and plus isn't the RAMBUS stuff better [since after all you do have to bank it...] what about a motherboard? "

    Rambus never really took off, due to its higher price, now that DDR 333 and with DDR 533 looming, Rambus i think is on the way out.

    The best site out there for this stuff (IMO) is :

    www.tomshardware.com

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    ive got pentium III 650mhtz with 128mb of ram. Do I need more of both?
    Please direct all complaints regarding this post to the nearest brick wall Have a nice day.

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    > lil longer

    how much longer?!?! haha... hmm... so i guess an athlon'll do me then. and what's all this jazz with speed rating and clock speed? what does it mean? i'm guessing you mean that the speed rating is the equivalent p4 then eh?
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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