I had an AMD 1.2ghz. I upgraded to 2.1ghz. Everything worked for a few weeks then everything went into meltdown.
I've gone through 5 AMD computers in 4 years and yet my other processors just "keep on, going on" . It seems AMD are not good for heavy duty programs like video editing, programming or gaming. They seem to be okay for Spider Solitaire or just ordinary programs that don't require extra cpu outage.
Good luck with yours.
Heh, sorry about your meltdowns. I have been with AMD since about 2000 and I just love it. I had Intel and even worked there. A lot of negative on that Intel stuff.
I have some of the most processing intensive software on my system, so, a statement of AMD that it cannot handle things such as video and audio processing is just not true. If you have some legacy chips from AMD beginnings, then yes, you might not get to multi task or even use some of the higher end applications. You can't upgrade your applications to 2009 era and not upgrade you CPU's too. Also, motherboards are also a factor. If you are using the same MB and the AMD chips are compatable with it, then it just might be the board. I've seen boards mess up CPU's and I've seen people not look carefully as to what CPU's are supported by that MB.
Just a thought. Now back to the issue of this tread...