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Re: CPU recommendations

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On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 10:44:26AM -0400, alex wrote:
> Could someone offer recommendations for a motherboard and 1.5 to 2 Ghz 
> CPU that perform well with Debian?   Cost is a consideration.

Long term?  Intel will provide.  Lower power consumption and cooling
requirements.  Amd is cheaper if you constantly upgrade, but they run
really hot and I have to water cool mine because Oregon gets too hot
in the summer for the default heat sink without overclocking, and it
just gets worse the faster you make it go.

Also, the default kernels for most distributions (including Debian)
are compiled for i386, unless you tune for your CPU specifically, it
will run marginally faster on real Intel hardware than AMD knockoffs,
and are easier (and thus less expensive) to cool.  Intel CPUs also
overclock farther from my experience, if you're interested in that.

Plus if you're conscientious about putting people back to work, nearly
all Intel hardware is made in Beaverton or Hillsboro, Oregon, and
Intel pays family wages at the entry level.  So unless you hate
Oregonians or prefer paying out unemployment and food stamps, Intel's
the morally right choice.  8:o)

My next system will be Intel instead of AMD, most likely with an Intel
mobo, too.  AMD locking out the multiplier is the last straw with them
for me.  I'll pay the extra cash to get *real* hardware.

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