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Are AMD's stable?

Alastair Grant | Thursday 3 January 2002
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I upgraded my computer from a P200 to an AMD 1GHz Thunderbird in the summer of 2001. It was damn good. But after a year of stability problems, and graphics errors when highly tweaked I finally gave it up.

I now run an Intel Pentium 4 1600MHz. It's perfect, it hasn't crashed once, it's just a beauty to use. Plus I can play Counter-Strike on Windows 2000 - something that wasn't possible before.

There have been numerous posts on the Counter-Strike newsgroup about people having problem with getting CS to run on WinXP/2K. After the first few posts I pointed out that it's what to be expected when mixing:
AMD, AGP x4, NT5. This was of course flamed to hell as being utter rubbish, and I apparently have no idea what I am talking about.

Nobody though, can answer my post asking why it seems there is a post every day with the same problem, and nobody has a problem on an Intel system.

What's the moral of the story? AMD maybe just as fast, or faster in places than Intels, but the fact is, they are still inferior. If you are a gamer buy an Intel.