AMD A10 9700 3.5GHz Quad Core

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  1. Kim100

    Kim100 MDL Senior Member

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    #1 Kim100, Apr 6, 2018
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    I want to upgrade from a i3-4025U 1.9GHZ machine. I am looking at a PC with an AMD A10 9700 3.5GHz Quad Core processor.

    When I built my own PCs I always went AMD but that was some time ago. When I switched to Intel I cant say that I was overly impressed.

    Anyone have experience the AMD A10 9700 3.5GHz Quad Core? I am not a gamer, I may have another crack at Counter Strike at some point but that's it. I want to stream media, Office stuff, Internet and basic photo/video editing. I am on a budget, I want to see some increase in performance even if its only slight.

    The press are not giving AMD particularly good reviews, bench mark tests don't look great but is this fake news/propaganda from Intel? There is also the issue of Intel having more security holes than a Swiss Cheese.
     
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    Yup
    the time frame between the Phenom and the Ryzen chips was not a good thing for AMD (those A-series, Bulldozer....ect.), Those chips struggled at best and didn't even try to keep up with Intel back then
     
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    #5 Kim100, Apr 6, 2018
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    Just bought a Ryzen 3 PC, I will report back in a week or so when I get it up and running.

    I priced up all the parts, I would have saved about £30 if I had built it myself, whats the point?

    It will be delivered to a local shop in three days free of charge with 3yrs warranty
     
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    9/10 for my new PC, some driver issues have been a pain. With the latest AMD drivers I would get a green screen and restart when watching video. The Windows default driver seems to be OK, I don’t play games so I don’t need the latest driver, just something stable. Before anyone says that I should have stayed with Intel, I switched due to a similar issue with their crap drivers. With the basic driver the new PC is fast and efficient, far better value for money than Intel.
     
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    The local shop that built this for you should have taken care of any driver issue's before you got it.......or did they just put it all together without a Windows install?
     
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    I bought this PC without an OS, I had a Win10 Pro key spare. The green screen issue is well documented, the latest drivers were applied to a clean install, its a driver fault, the PC vendor can hardly be held to account. The release notes for the latet driver lists the green screen issue as one of the problems addressed, what ever they did it didnt work. I am considering adding a graphics card to avoid the problem but will that work?
     
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    hmm very strange this dawn I opened AMD Settings to check for updates the program pointed to availability for the driver 18.4.1 then strangely appeared another window of updates so I decided to click to check these updates then Windows simply froze totally being necessary I reboot by the reset button ...;):confused:o_O
     
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    Where did you get those drivers from?

    Get your drivers for the "on board graphics" drivers from the mother board manufacture. If you have a graphic card added on then go to either AMD or Nvidia and get the drivers for that particular GPU (graphic card)
     
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    #12 Tiger-1, May 16, 2018
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    Hi Joe C :) well I always get from AMD website since when I start using AMD systems, this really is very strange because never happened before ;):eek:
    Edit: I forget to tell I have also RX 460 4GB and never had issues still I forget again for onboard graphics I get from Gigabyte of course dude
     
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