check out the link from the other post.
all the personal experience i've had with amd's have been nothing but problems.
I've never had any problems with pentium.
The main problem I had was over heating till it froze up.
just running the temp diagnostic program caused them to overheat.
So I took the box back to the place that I bought it from.
They added an orbital fan- Still over heated
I cut holes in my desk to increase air flow- Still over heated
They finally replace the chip-The new one over heated
Then they replaced the chip again and the motherboard
Still over heated.
Then They replaced with a new mother board with an intel
chip- never had a problem since.
While I was having the probs I searched the net
and found lots of complaints/articles of over heating, locking up etc. on amd's.
I worked at another place that used amd's- (surprise) they overheated
I suspect they are cheaper chips for a reason.
I'm no chip expert, but
I've never had, or heard of, or worked anywhere, that had a
problem with pentiums or xeons.
After all the crap I went through- I would never ever buy another amd product again. It would'nt be worth the hassel to save a few $$$- Just my opinion though.
I'm sure if someone had the same problems with intels
they'd feel the same about them.