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If I dumped Brands every time I had problem or RMA then I would be broke, the beauty is overcoming your obstacles to achieve what you believe is a great build that makes you happy, If you have a deep wallet then go for it, I use my platform for gaming, so I went the AMD route, I have fried numerous parts through trial and error and not once did I switch platforms because of it..How many peeps do you see giving up on the Sandy Bridge problem...most of them are working thru it. I wish you luck in your problem solving skills.
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You switched because you had motherboard issues? Here's a solution, buy a better quality motherboard, it has nothing to do with amd processors themselves.

I love both companies, I believe they both help everyone get what they want from their pc at the best price. I switched from amd to intel, but certainly not because I was having motherboard issues. I switched because I had an older phenom II X3 720 that I could never get over 3.6ghz, and it frustrated me, and my fps in games that are heavy on the cpu were just aweful. With this 2500k, my fps doubled in sc2, with only a cpu and motherboard upgrade.

I'm very happy with intel to say the least, but if I didn't have the money, or was looking for a 6 core, I would have stayed amd for sure. Good value for what you get, but not the fastest for sure.
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The motherboard you were using isn't the greatest, try a nice Gigabyte or Biostar board.
    
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Originally Posted by BlackHoleSon View Post

Right, but the odds are in many cases, a Phenom II 550 unlocked to an X4 just won't have the same clocking potential as a 955 or so.
My 555 unlocked at 4ghz is the same in benchmarks as my friends 955 at 4ghz

I do agree that this sounds like a motherboard issue more that CPU. However that being said people have the right to be happy with there hardware, if they want to switch good for them.
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Are you saying you were disappointed because it didn't overclock?
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post #36 of 127
What I don't get is, if this wasn't meant to be a flame/fanboy fight thread then why even bother to post an AMD-->Intel thread... we all know that on OCN that's like a declaration of war...
post #37 of 127
So were was AMD in all of us? All I seen was a bunch of company's who aren't AMD...

If you CPU worked then everything else is not AMD's fault..
post #38 of 127
I have had intel and amd cpus that overclock like hell on one board, yet flatly refuse to on another of the same type!
No reason to quit a brand though.
Nowadays however, getting an amd X2 to unlock to a quad is less likely because (due to the less demand for the X2's) amd has stopped taking perfectly good quads and dissabling them to make an X2.

Making a thread like this and expect to be left alone though, is akin to stupidity!
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post #39 of 127
Why so much AMD hate? If you're a guy like me who would just like a stable 60fps with decent settings then AMD is fine. I'm not to fond of intel since they seem to be getting greedy
post #40 of 127
Its pretty much this simple:
AMD: Good for price for performance/cheap 6 cores
Intel: Better overall performance clock for clock/ core for core, but more expensive

Both are good for what you need, no reason for a fanboy war.
    
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