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I've had bad luck with AMD. A couple AMD-based motherboards and video cards have failed (all running at stock clock speeds), and none with Intel/Nvidia so far.

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On 3/18/2021 at 12:12 PM, HiWire said:

I've had bad luck with AMD. A couple AMD-based motherboards and video cards have failed (all running at stock clock speeds), and none with Intel/Nvidia so far.

Isn't having bad luck and things screw up/have to be tweaked/messed with part of the fun of computers? It's kinda like being into vinyl as an audiophile, no?

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Yes, I think the AMD demographic tends to go for hot-rod builds, but I had 2 motherboards, 2 video cards, and a TV tuner card fail in my 20-year experience with AMD (all ASUS) as well as multiple chip failures in MacBook Pros, so I'll avoid them in personal systems from now on. I did think about going with a different OEM (like Gigabyte), but I think the overall experience would be about the same.

Speaking of Gigabyte:

 

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41 minutes ago, MexicanDragon said:

Isn't having bad luck and things screw up/have to be tweaked/messed with part of the fun of computers? It's kinda like being into vinyl as an audiophile, no?

It was definitely a normal part of life with ATI cards before AMD bought them, though as far as I understand AMD does still have some of that classic ATI driver jank for their video cards.

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