Athlon Based Solutions

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tonyco
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InfoMedia HPS have in the past stuck rigidly to Intel based systems, In our experience over several years we have found Intel based systems reliable.

Aggressive pricing within the market is leading us to investigate Athlon based systems.

We would be pleased to here[hear] your views on if you feel that Athlon solutions offer value for money and most importantly the reliability that we are totally committed to delivering.

We envisage offering two ranges of systems, Budget Athlon systems based around DVRaptor and DV500, and Intel solutions based around DVStrom and DVREX RT etc.

Any opinions welcome, and any hardware combinations also please fell free to comment.

Regards

Tony Cobley www.infomedia-hps.co.uk

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Regards

Tony Cobley
www.infomedia-hps.co.uk

Chirpy
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Wood yew lyke a relieabull spel chequer?

Churpee.

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tonyco
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OK, OK, it was just gone 1am when I bashed this message on the board.
I have fixed it, now how about some serious opinions.

Regards

Tony Cobley www.infomedia-hps.co.uk

Regards

Tony Cobley
www.infomedia-hps.co.uk

Billwill
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My sytem is a Duron 650@850 with a Abit KT7 raid mobo using using 2x IBM deskstar 30gig disks.
They run windows and capture video. Using my DV500 in DV I haven't dropped a frame yet.

Win Me may be responble for the freezes here and there but nothing too serious I can't live with.

For an 850mhz chip, 300 watt case, and raid mobo that cost me £240 I feel the value is pretty good over intel.

An Athlone cooler is essential- seriously!

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Bomag
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My last two systems have been Athlon based (550 on an AMD chipset and a 650@900 on a VIA chipset). Both are rock stable when not overclocked. I have had no compatibility problems with either when using my DV200.

They are also faster than similar speced intel machines!

Considering the low cost of both Durons and Athlons I can see no need to buy a PIII.

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Pierluigi
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Joined: Aug 25 2000

The Facts are:

Athlons are cheaper speed for speed than Pentiums.
Athlons are faster speed for speed than Pentiums.
Athlons are easier to get hold of speed for speed than Pentiums
Athlons are just as reliable as Pentiums for todays applications.
Pentiums have a greater range of Motherboard chipsets than Athlons.

I currently have a Pentium III, a Athlon and a Pentium 4 based machines and find no particular problems with them based on the hardware inside.

Regards

Lui

bluesman
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Joined: Oct 19 2000

As far as I am concerned, Athlons are the business.
They give the same performance and are much cheaper.
I have a Socket A 800 in an Asus A7V board and have had no problms at all (make sure you put a big CPU cooler in though).
My DV500 performs very well and have had no problems that i could put down to the CPU or Board (once I had downloaded the latest drivers).

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jez666
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my experience is that athlons perform well normally, however i feel windows ME is very unstable with athlons, don't know why. Run them under 98 se or a card that supports Win 2k pro, i know a lot don't. Win 2k is a solid o/s but lacks support.

dfi lanparty 875b (revb)P4 3.2 prescott clocked @ (3.82ghz), 1 gig ocz ddr, 2 x western digital raptor sata, sb audigy, matrox g550
winxp sp2, avid express

Bomag
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Windows ME is just unstable!!

nickgreenall
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Joined: Oct 5 2000

athlons are the business -- working well with matrox's RT2000