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 08/27/2010 01:11 PM
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I just had a general question as my sales person said that a Toshiba laptop would die within 3 years because the AMD chipsets and Toshiba's dont work together well. Was he just blowing smoke up my *** or is there truth to this?

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Edited: 08/27/2010 at 03:56 PM by AMD Processors Moderator
 08/27/2010 02:21 PM
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As a rule of thumb, ALL hardware has a 3 year intended life span.

That being said, Sold and owned quite a few Toshiba laptops with AMD chip sets that have lived well past 3 years.

In my professional opinion it is going to be based on cooling and care more then anything.

When in battery mode be sure to use battery saving options so a cooling pad wont be needed. When in AC mode and if it is working hard, then a cooling pad would be a must if you want good longevity.

This would go hand in hand with AMD or Intel chip sets alike.

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Not a big fan of Toshiba laptops other then price, I might add.

Asus and MSI have been some of the most solid lines I have owned and used.

Only lines of acer I like are the Timeline X lines. I have a 13.3 inch timlinex with the i5 540m that gets 8 to 12 hours run time that I have just loved.

If that helps in your choices.

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 08/27/2010 03:57 PM
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You probably asked in an "Intel Shop".. that means they probably get perks for selling more Intel products, same thing in the auto industry, firearms industry or any industry for that matter.

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yeah i figured he was probably getting spiffs for selling something else. but wanted to make sure people who know something about AMD would not say the same thing. Although he did say that they were only seeing the problems in AMD in Toshiba's not other brands.
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Cant help but to notice that Intel do tend to run 20c cooler on there i3 i5 i7 lines then AMD,s Turion II @ phenom II lines.

my 540m i5 runs around 41c normal load and when she hits 3.06 Ghz with boost can hit around 58c tops.

I have another asus with 450m that runs a few c cooler even.

AMD looks to be a good deal warmer on a normal basis.

Not really a big problem if you use the right cooling options.

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 08/27/2010 06:20 PM
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can one suggest to me a good cooling pad i should look for? There are a few in the fliers we have for around $20 but dont know if they are worth while options.

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 08/27/2010 07:34 PM
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As long as it has enough fans to cover the vented areas of the laptop, don't think there is any reason to get carried away with laptop cooler.

$20.00 cooler tend to work just fine.

I use a $58.00 evercool and a $20.00 vantek and they cool the same in every way lol.

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AMD 1090T x6 Hexa core - All 6 cores locked @ 3.6 Ghz
4 GB OCZ Reapers DDR 3 1600 7 7 7 24 - 9800 GT dedicated physx
2x Asus 5870 xfire - 875/1225 with Asrock 890 FX deluxe 3 board
2x 1 TB Wester digital Blacks Sata III
Linux Ubuntu ultimate & Windows 7 gaming only

Laptop
Acer Timeline X Intel i5 540m 2.56 Ghz 3.06 Ghz max boost 13.3 12 hour run time - Linux Ubuntu Ultimate
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