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Windows 7: AMD's six-core Phenom II X6 CPUs will underclock three

10 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Gotta' love the Advanced Micro Devices company! I never buy anything else. I recoil at the thought of Intel. The name Intel is an oxymoron.

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10 Apr 2010   #12
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Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I too only recently built this PC.
Me too. It makes me cry a little inside.

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Gotta' love the Advanced Micro Devices company! I never buy anything else. I recoil at the thought of Intel. The name Intel is an oxymoron.
I agree. I mean Intel has some great stuff, but if you're looking for more bang for the buck, AMD generally has the better deals (not all the time). Still though, Intel CPUs run cooler in laptops. AMD for desktops all the way though.
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10 Apr 2010   #13

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Well, there's plenty of Intel diehards around too. I've never had a single complaint with going the AMD route though. Usually, I'm MORE than impressed with their CPU's. So why spoil a good thing is my reasoning.
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10 Apr 2010   #14
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W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

AMDs generally run cooler in desktops as a rule. Someone suggested W* 128bit as the reason for seeing a 6 core cpu while I have a suspician that this will offer more resources for Virtualization as time progresses.

When going to run 4 OSs on VBox 3 being different versions of Windows and ubuntu the "out of resources" error while having all 4 running at the same time was thought simply to be a lack of memory with 4gb installed. But cpu time may have also played a small factor where the second core simply wasn't enough.

The new 965 quad going in will show plus later adding another 4gb of memory on for the new build allowing 2 of the 3 Windows to have a full 2gb available. The 98SE custom install on VB and ubuntu still won't need more then 1.25gb. Will the new build be taxed out too if 4 VMs are running simultaneously with a quad then in use?

(if so I think I'll be one of the first to reserve a 2.8ghz 6 core! )
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11 Apr 2010   #15

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Then AMD would start making expresso!
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