Hi guys, I am thinking of purchasing Compaq computer with windows XP.It comes with either Intel/AMD.Which one should I purchase? I am thinking of going for AMD, as there as is large difference between one by Intel/AMD. I am not finding anybody who has used AMD. Any Javarancher who has AMD processor in his PC? Which one is better? Thanks
I'm sure there are loads of people that use AMD processors rather than Intel. I opt for AMD processors because of their price/performance benefits. You will find that an Athlon XP of a much lower clock speed will outperform a Pentium 4 with a higher clock speed. And the AMD processor is less expensive. Go figure.
They say AMD heats up a lot, noise of the cooling fan doing high RPMs etc.. But IMHO if there is a substantial cost benefit, there is nothing wrong in buying AMD. On the other hand, considering the fact that above 3Gig processors are rolling out soon, you will have another chance to change it soon anyway!
Thanks, I think I will go for AMD.Also there is cost benifit of buying AMD over Intel(Indian Rs 9000 i.e.$200 app).compaq offer seems to be attractive: 40GB HDD/128MB RAM/1.6 Ghz/multimedia kit/web camera and printer/keyboard/mouse and all those typical softwares.This around 44,000Rs i.e. 1000$ app.
Your configuration : 40GB HDD/128MB RAM/1.6 Ghz/multimedia kit/web camera and printer/keyboard/mouse and all those typical softwares. This around 44,000Rs i.e. 1000$ app. Last December, while on holidays, I assembled a machine with almost similar configuration. I bought most of the components from Cochin and some of them from Chennai. It was a Intel Pentium 1.6/256MB RAM/ 40Gig Samsung HDD/NVidia GeForceGo 440 with 32MB Video Ram/ Samsung 15inch monitor/ 56K modem/ and <dont remember the brand> Keyboard and mouse. I could manage it for Rs 32,000/- and then had to spend a additional 3.5K for a UPS, and I didnt buy a printer. And, as you know, softwares was, hmmm, forces of the dark side was in action. So considering the fact that this machine has all legal versions of OS and other utilities, and peace of mind in the form of warranty ( I had warranty for each and every component that I bought, but that wont be suitable for all), its not a bad deal. Cheers, Ashok.