I'm getting ready to build a new system to replace a 1.7 P4 I've had for several years. I'd like to migrate the existing ram - 2 512mg RIMS - RDRAM PC800(400) - 16 bit.
My biggest priority (aside from at least a moderate increase in system speed) is system noise. The little bit of research i've done at this point leads me to think AMD has some advantages in terms of system heat and fan control. But system RAMBUS is so 'Intel-niche-ish' I wonder what kind of problems i'll be facing. I'm not worried about cutting edge gaming performance - XP stability is paramount.