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    motherboard that supports AMD or Pentium?

    I m sorry if this question was brought out before,i would like to know if there are any motherboards that would support both pentium or AMD proccessors?Do there exist?A friend isselling me a motherboard that he assures would support proccessors from AMD Pentium 1,2 and 3. Is it a fake?
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    I'd definately say it's fake, I've never seen anything like it, and it would be very hard to make as all these processors have different sockets/slots..

    for Athlons you have Slot A and Socket A
    for P1 you have Socket 5 and Socket 7
    for P2 you have Slot 1
    for P3 you have Slot 1 and Socket 370
    for P4 you have Socket 423 and Socket 478

    So that'd mean you need 8 different sockets/slots on the board just to be able to place all different CPU's and then you'd still need either a chipsets that supports everything (which doesn't exist) or you'd need some 6 to 10 different chipsets for the various architectures of the processors...

    So in short... Bull****

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    No such thing. Different chips have different numbers of pins and different arrangements. They also require chipsets produced to operate with certain breeds. The packaging is also different socket A being considerably larger than S478 for example.
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    What mouse said. Also FYI, Pentium "speeds" (what they name the cpu's) are misleading.
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    Originally posted by whammy
    What mouse said. Also FYI, Pentium "speeds" (what they name the cpu's) are misleading.
    You mean the Athlon's? P4's are labeled by their actual clock speed while the Athlon's are labeled using PR ratings...

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    Originally posted by whammy
    What mouse said. Also FYI, Pentium "speeds" (what they name the cpu's) are misleading.
    AMD "speeds" are nothing to do with their actual clock - as it is with Intel - AMD use the clock speed a T-bird would need to achieve equal performance. Madness really and devised by the same bunch that screwed Enron as I understand it.
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    The only boards that supported AMD and Intel were way back in the Pentium 1/K5/K6 days... Socket 7 boards had the support; I have a few of those boards around... and they are an intel chipset that supports amd cpus
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    Oops, you're right - kind of. I had it backwards (although Intel is ALSO misleading in a way, which is what prompted AMD to do that in the first place!). But it doesn't matter, because AMD has announced they are pulling out of the desktop market.
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    Originally posted by whammy
    But it doesn't matter, because AMD has announced they are pulling out of the desktop market.
    Where'd you read/hear that?
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    Originally posted by whammy
    Oops, you're right - kind of. I had it backwards (although Intel is ALSO misleading in a way, which is what prompted AMD to do that in the first place!). But it doesn't matter, because AMD has announced they are pulling out of the desktop market.
    As much as I like to support the underdog, that is a quite laughable statment right now. They may be gaining market share, but ask most people about Intel and they will know about it, AMD not as many will know who it is...

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    Originally posted by oracleguy
    The only boards that supported AMD and Intel were way back in the Pentium 1/K5/K6 days... Socket 7 boards had the support; I have a few of those boards around... and they are an intel chipset that supports amd cpus
    Yes, but that's only because AMD was building processors complying to Intel's architecture. They dove into the deep with the Athlon/Duron by creating their own architecture.

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    Originally posted by Thejavaman1

    They may be gaining market share, but ask most people about Intel and they will know about it, AMD not as many will know who it is...
    Your exactly right, not enough people know about AMD. They just don't advertise enough.

    AMD also would be much better off to drop this PR code rubbish and just call the cpu by its actually clock speed. So instead of a 2400+ AXP being compared with a 2.4GHz Pentium 4, they'd compare it with a 2GHz Pentium 4 and it would out perform it. But since they are using dumb PR codes you'd compare it with the 2.4 P4 and the AXP does the same as the P4 in some areas and maybe a few places it might actually do better but there is also going to be places where the P4 blows the AXP out of the water.

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    hehe how tapped must your friend be? lol... no such thing, never will be.



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    hmmm....i c

    ha ha, my fren really almost pulled my legs, i m gonna check dat motherboard and c wat other info i can get,well it was a looong time i heard of such motherborad, i d figure of getting one as an antique but i was wonderiing if it was true coz its been a very long time i had heard of a motherboard like dat, but i m gonna check it out again and c wat i can tell,u guys were a GREAT HELP, btw i do not know much of AMD..dats why this thread starts.If i know more of AMD, it might help me alot.For me, the only problem i c wif AMD i c is overheating probs, since my room is hot and i dun reali like its overheating probs it gives, other than dat, AMD processors are GOOD and most of all damn affordable than Pentium.I ll b back with more info on that motherboard, if its on sale....yeah i think my fren reaaly had 'nice' tongue....
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    Oracleguy was right, the only existing ones like that are the old ones. I wouldn't exactly say it's impossible for one to be made now though even with the different sizes and all. Couldn't it be done if the motherboard was made with dual sockets, one for AMD and the other for Pentium? No matter what though, it will never be done, AMD and Intel would never agree to it.

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    and the AXP does the same as the P4 in some areas and maybe a few places it might actually do better
    Actually what I have heard is that AMDs are better for gamming which is very popular right now.


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