Well I've looked on the AMDLive website and I'm still a bit confused! How does it work? Is it worht getting the windows XP media edition to run AMD live or is it not worth using AMD live? Mathew
Well first off, do you have a dual core AMD processor?
And wether or not it's "worth it", what do you want to use it for?
I got the am2 5200+ dual core. was doing a bit more reading on it, i'm gona use the pc for gaming and the internet but i also have an ipod and lcd tv so was wondering how it all hooks up to work together
Buy the processor and don't pay any attention to the AMD live hype. Its similar to that crap Intel was trying to push a few years back to boost your internet experience. Your downloads and uploads are gonna run as fast as your internet connection supports anyways. All those do is load parts of websites before others so the stuff you need is d/l first and the rest comes normally.
Also, don't walk..RUN AWAY FROM MEDIA CENTER EDITION as fast as you can and don't look back lest the evil software place a hex upon your soul.
GET THEE BEHIND ME EVIL OS.
Media Center IMHO is only worth getting if you intend to build a small PC and set it in the living room on top of your TV and play movies through your TV or use your TV as your monitor.
It is IMHO unstable, more so than the otehr versions of windows, and is a PITA to deal with. We hate it at work and do not sell PC's with it unless it comes preloaded or customer wants asks for it.
Just use regular old XP Home or Pro for gaming. Much more stable and less crap running in background to suck up CPU time.
When you say gaming, what sort of games more specifically? Demanding? Not-so demanding?
Cheers for the heads up guys, defo stayin well clear of window media centre gona get xp pro was also warned of xp pro 64 as well. cheers
Yeah, don't really bother with 64 bit OS's (however you's "supposed" to spell it) until at least it's commercially pushed out. Right now it's there, but not really worth the sacrifice of most hardware and software that doesn't give 64-bit support.