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gum digger
27-04-2006, 12:28 AM
Pentium 4 630 3.0GHz LGA775 2MB L2 Cache FSB 800MHZ 64bit

or

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Socket 754


Which one is better in a way:-

Less heat
Better performance
Compatible with programs
Runs programs stable

pctek
27-04-2006, 09:18 AM
The Athlon.

Tukapa
27-04-2006, 10:17 AM
Try and go socket 939 if you can

gum digger
27-04-2006, 10:33 AM
Try and go socket 939 if you can

Why is that.

gum digger
27-04-2006, 11:15 AM
Is 400 Watt power supply good for the Athlon or the Pentium 630

Tukapa
27-04-2006, 11:37 AM
Socket 939 will give you more upgradeability in the future. If you go socket 754 then they top out at around the Athlon 64 3700+. If you go with a 939 then they are still producing cpu's with that socket at the moment and the X2 and FX dual core chips will be available for upgrade later.

:2cents:

chiefnz
27-04-2006, 01:30 PM
If you want raw speed then go with the Intel chip, if you're after a cooler stable chip then go with the Athlon and try to get a socket 939 chip as well.

cheers

chiefnz

Neongreen
27-04-2006, 03:29 PM
I actually do believe that the Athlon thrashes the P4. Try and get a skt 939 3200+ though. More expensive, yet fast and very overclockable :)

Pete O'Neil
27-04-2006, 06:15 PM
If you want raw speed then go with the Intel chip, if you're after a cooler stable chip then go with the Athlon and try to get a socket 939 chip as well.

cheers

chiefnz
Care to explain how the Pentium offer more raw power than the Athlon? It has a higher clock speed but that doesnt equate to more raw power.

SKT174
27-04-2006, 06:24 PM
Bang for Buck chip ? Get the Pentium 805 (2.66 / 533) Dual core, highly overclockable (I'm running at 3.6 ) and stable.

Have a read here ... even at stock it isn't so bad.

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2736

Sweep
27-04-2006, 06:33 PM
Is 400 Watt power supply good for the Athlon or the Pentium 630

I bought an Acbel 550 Watt only as I may want to go SLI on the video card.(s) For what you want a 400 Watt PSU will probably work. I had a Thermaltake 420 Watt in my other computer and that works fine. This with a socket A AMD 3200+ Athlon.

I'm now using a Socket 939 motherboard with 4 Gig RAM and a AMD 4400+ dual core CPU.

MAC_H8ER
28-04-2006, 05:19 PM
go for the pentuim man - i have a 630 - and it rules - i have managed to overclock it to 3.75ghz and it is incredibly stable :thumbs:
and i have a mate with the athlon 3000+ and he has had a lot of trouble with it - enough troubly with it he wants to go to intel

anyways my :2cents: anyway

Antmannz
28-04-2006, 06:56 PM
Athlon without a doubt.

jcr1
28-04-2006, 07:04 PM
I bought an Athlon 64 3200 939pin about Christmas time and I aren't sorry :D

gcarmich
28-04-2006, 07:21 PM
Bangs per buck its the AMD Opteron 144 that wins hands down and the stepping that you want if possible is CABNE, should overlock from the stock 1.8GHz to 2.61GHz and possibly beyond without any fancy cooling

MTLance
28-04-2006, 07:38 PM
Hmm, dunno much about athlon but intel rocks. The Legendary chip maker. I have Intel 630 when the game used up its power it automatically auto clock with increase power. But need a good cooling condition for it like air conditioning room during the summer time, or computer motherboard will melt if they don't have auto power cut.
Intel 630 sure used a lot of power but not bad at all.

MTLance
28-04-2006, 07:42 PM
Remember Intel is the origninal founder of world's first microchip.
The people here have INTEL because of loyal to Intel or like burning money for its performance.
I think I'm loyal to INTEL. Cause in many yrs past my family computers are all using INTEL microprocessor. And I think Intel 630 rocks because of its performance.

gcarmich
28-04-2006, 07:50 PM
Cool, let the chip wars begin :-). AMD64 - Best all round performer, Intel Netburst - good for video encoding. AMD64 generally used less power and runs cooler than the Intel Netburst .......

Whos winning in sales, well obviously Intel but AMD have overtaken then technology wise. However saying that the Pentium M is beggining to give the Athlon a run for its money, short pipeline, runs cooler and overlocks...

MTLance
28-04-2006, 08:03 PM
Any new powerful products from AMD?
I want to try AMD products because I don't like turning the air conditioning on for gaming.
Give a powerful processor and how much cooler than Intel. I mean the temperature. Is it 50 degree celcius for normal running condition for autum?

You're right a good company can't stay forever No.1. Just like Ferrari being beaten by Renault F1. lol.

Pete O'Neil
28-04-2006, 08:52 PM
Remember Intel is the origninal founder of world's first microchip.
The people here have INTEL because of loyal to Intel or like burning money for its performance.
I think I'm loyal to INTEL. Cause in many yrs past my family computers are all using INTEL microprocessor. And I think Intel 630 rocks because of its performance.
Good to see a new fanboy to pick up the slack, your posts have all been a joy to read so far.

gcarmich
28-04-2006, 08:59 PM
If the world was a logical (sane) place we would all be using Sparc or PowerPC and the 68000 line would still be in computers not just imbedded. Lets face it the Intel range of processors haven't really changed since the first one, they all still have that crappy instruction set, and they just keep extending it (MMX ...). Good stuff on top of crap doesn't make the underlying stuff anything other than crap.

MTLance
28-04-2006, 09:06 PM
Does anyone idea how much power can AMD save me rather for heat energy?
That's for the info guys maybe I'll move to AMD for my next new PC.

gum digger
29-04-2006, 01:49 PM
Yep im thinking of that aswell.
My 840 Dual Core Heats up Like Bi**h. But it Doesnt compromise in Performance.