bop13 wrote:AMD has been gaining much respect in the past year giving that studies from pentium processors are burning out much faster than AMD. Do some research you'll find AMDs last longer.
Please post a link showing these "studies" -- would make for a good read. Note that both AMD and Intel warranty their CPUs for 3 years. Also note that "Pentium" processors are 3 generations old (i3/5/7 is current, core 2 and core processors succeeded the Pentium line.)
I very much doubt that either brand is superior because when computers die, it is usually NOT the CPU (unless fried by careless overclocking, etc.) but something else that has gone wrong. In my experience (since the mid 80's) the most common problems are:
1) User issues (viruses / adware, careless fiddling in the BIOS, deleting system files, neglect, static zaps, bad driver installs, etc.)
2) failure of cooling fans
3) hard drive failure
4) failure of power supplies
5) bad video card
6) mother board failure, bad RAM, or other problems
Fixed LOTS of computers over the years, but I've never seen a bad (non abused) CPU yet. Could happen, but they're very likely the most reliable part of an entire system.