proceeding I'd just like to remind you that an editorial is
not a 'General' article, it's the views of a specific individual
and does not always reflect a grouped opinion. Please try to
avoid flame mailing me if for some reason this item doesn't
meet your own experiences, everybody has a different computer
and so no two peoples experiences can ever be the same.
been a year since my last AMD
related ramble fest and as usual technology has moved along
faster than a TVR (Sports Car). Where a K7-650 was all the rage
early last year, now AMD have brought us the lovely K7 variant
- Thunderbird model 'B' and soon to be released 'C' (133Mhz
FSB Support/266Mhz DDR).
it's never been the CPUs that caused any grief, instead the
motherboard aspect has caused most niggles. This problem is
taken and then times by a factor of 100 when you consider that
there isn't as much variety in AMD supporting products as you
have with Intel.
AGP Stability Issues
When the first batch of K7 supporting boards ventured onto the
market some issues, often serious, with AGP timing, interference
and voltage caused many graphics cards (not just Nvidia) to
be unstable. You had to click down into AGPx1 or turn it off
altogether if you wanted games to be 100% stable, thrusting
forward into x2 mode brought system hangs and general 3D instability.