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Anybody Have Any Experiance with AMD Turion MK-36

by StargateFan / February 15, 2007 12:33 PM PST

Hey guys, just trying to get a feel for the processor. From a tech spec standpoint the processor looks pretty decent. I just want some feedback from users with experiance with this processor. The stress on the processor would be pretty decent. Meaning how does it handle games? Does it have a fast response time? etc? Thanks to all.

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You'll be better with Intel CPU's

The MK-36 is a single-core CPU, while the big majority of laptops are sold with an Intel Core Duo/Core 2 Duo/TUrion X2 CPU's, dual-core processors.

You'll be more up-to-date with a dual-core CPU, since Core Duo laptops can be find at the same price than laptops equiped with single-core CPU's.

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Neighbor has a Compaq v2570 with that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2007 6:03 AM PST

It works just fine. But it won't be a gamer's delight. I think you'll see this in the bargain racks with Core 2 Duo machines spotted for not much more.


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by StargateFan / February 16, 2007 7:43 AM PST

I agree with both you and Ghost, and I appreciate our help. I realized from the beginning that it would be unavoidable for me not to go with a dual core. I was just penny pinching, trying to get a feel for the processing capabilities. But like I said I knew I had to go with an X2. Thanks

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by *Beba* / February 16, 2007 9:18 AM PST

Intel Core 2 Duo Is what you should choose if your buying a pc Happy

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mk 36
by mshutt1 / February 16, 2007 11:20 AM PST
In reply to: LOL

I got acer 5100 a couple weeks ago, and it had a mk-36. I got it because i just do everyday computing, not many games. Its fine for what i use it for, but whenever i stream video, it seams really weak. The playback gets all jumpy and so does the audio. I would have done core duo, but i figured ill get a killer machine next year, because by thn 8 core chips will be commin.So i wouldnt reccomend it for you.

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8 Cores
by StargateFan / February 16, 2007 12:11 PM PST
In reply to: mk 36

Wow, that's sweet isn't it? But I don't feel that quad cores are not fully into the mainstream market, expecially in the notebook market. So I doubt that by next year 8 core chips will be making it into laptops. But it will be awesome when they do. However AMD is currently working on a secret project (most likely a processor) which is poised to blow Intel out of the water. I can't wait until the announcement of this product I am dying to see what they are cooking up.

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by StargateFan / February 16, 2007 11:54 AM PST
In reply to: LOL

Yeah I know right now Intel Core Duo is on top of the processor market. But I have faith in AMD and prefer to stay with AMD. Old habbits die hard. Although I fully believe that AMD will make a come back sometime soon, if need be I would change my view towards Intel, if they didn't. But in the past I have always preferred AMD.

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