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by Groonx
Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Which is the best among the three AMD 5200+ processors?
Replies: 10
Views: 5916

Re: Which is the best among the three AMD 5200+ processors?

Hmm. Well, that's good, on a nice light Brisbane box. I can see why it's so popular.

But now I'm stuck trying to compare apples and oranges: twice the L2 cache, [-o< vs a higher clock speed. I've often wondered about that. For multitasking (not gaming), what do you think? :-k
by Groonx
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: ASUS, AMD, and the F3T-AP055C
Replies: 2
Views: 3029

Re: ASUS, AMD, and the F3T-AP055C

6 Months Later. . . . No one ever replied to this, but I actually did buy it. Well, really it was my girlfriend who bought it for herself, and I was acting as an advisor for her. She didn't buy it in August—I kept on researching things for another month. So now I just wanted to add this update. The...
by Groonx
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:05 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Phenom worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 5567

Re: Phenom worth it?

No problem in staying with AMD, though. Yes, there are a lot of alligators around. And a whole lot of people are abandoning AMD on the premise that one buyer doesn't make a difference—or they just don't care—but if AMD actually went down, Intel would double its newly monopolistic prices the next day...
by Groonx
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:43 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Which is the best among the three AMD 5200+ processors?
Replies: 10
Views: 5916

Re: Which is the best among the three AMD 5200+ processors?

I'm researching the very same question. Would you guys who chose (C) maybe explain in more detail your choice over (B) ? I'm leary that 512 can be as useful as 1024 in a level-2 cache when the system is used for heavy multitasking. Maybe it can be, but I hate to see that L2 cut in half. My real choi...
by Groonx
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: The AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual-Core TL60
Replies: 1
Views: 3628

The AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual-Core TL60

I'm asking for opinions here. Has anybody got this? I'm considering it for a notebook computer, and I'd like some input from someone who's been there. (I don't want Intel; Intel screwed me way back when, in their marketing of the Celeron 1.7 with its 128 KB L2 cache—and I never go back to be cheated...
by Groonx
Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Suggestions for a laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 2624

Re: Suggestions for a laptop

I'm also in the computer notebook market for a girlfriend. So far, my research suggests that $2,000 is high. Given the short (arguably 3 year) lifespan of a laptop, you might be better off not to buy too extravagantly. Something to consider, anyway, depending on her budget. You might be able to get ...
by Groonx
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: question about notebook ram
Replies: 5
Views: 3047

Re: question about notebook ram

I agree with Dan, but I'd like to suggest a different way of looking at things. How much is the money worth to you? If you are watching your budget, then you want cost-efficiency. But if the money is no big deal, then I would go for the RAM. Here's why: The difference between "too much RAM" and "not...
by Groonx
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: ASUS, AMD, and the F3T-AP055C
Replies: 2
Views: 3029

ASUS, AMD, and the F3T-AP055C

I'm likely to buy this very soon, unless I hear warnings against the model or against ASUS reliability. Everything looks good on paper. I'm in Canada, where the price is CDN $ 1288. It comes with 1 GB of RAM but I'll upgrade that to 2 GB. At the moment the computer is more of a Cadillac than I need,...