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How does AMD k6 processor compare with a pentium of like speed?  Want to upgrade to more powerful computer and would like to go the $250+ cheaper route.  Will programs that list Pentium in system requirements still work under an AMD K6-2 processor?
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dmmoore earned 300 total points
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For good benchmarking on the AMD processors versus the Intel, visit www.tomshardware.com.
I have recently upgraded a number of PCs at our plant from Pentium 48666 to 350 Mhz AMD K62s and they run great.  They handle Windows 95 (although you have to apply a patch, available on the AMD website) and Office 97 great.  I don't know about other applications or games, since I'm just buliding office PCs.  You'll probably need to check with the manufacturer of the particular software.
I think they are a great alternative to Pentiums.
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Most programs work just fine with AMD , I'm sure there is at least a few that runs better with Pen II and also the other way around too. I use the AMD CPU and I haven't had any trouble with them at all, The speed of the AMD may be a little bit slower but not enough that you will notice it, and in doing some tasks the AMD may be faster, the way I look at it is you cannot notice if it takes 1/1000 of a sec to preform a certain task or not so if you can save several dollars and not notice any difference, go for it.
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Thanks, dmmoore.  I went to that site.  Had a bit of trouble but finally found answers, along with yours,  that satisfy this merely semi-ltirate 'puterman.

rayt333...... thanks for the added comment.  Couldn't find a way to give you points, but your response was very comforting.  For the limited amount of things I do, I feel certain the AMD will be quite sufficient now.  And I can use the $250+ savings.

Thanks again, to you both.
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