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    AMD 64 eMachines


    Walmart has a loaded eMachines computer with an AMD64 cpu. How have these faired in the real world? Any performance increase? How about reliability?

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    It is an eMachine. What else needs to be said, ok I will say this
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    Edit: I know it is not very technical but I have had bad luck with eMachines.
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    I've had nothing but good luck with eMachines, especially with Linux. The few problems I've had have been with peripherals (monitor/printer/mouse). eMachines computers have always worked flawlessly with every distro I've tried.

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    I have been wary of eMachine for a number of years. We had several at a school where I taught in 1999. All of their power supplies went belly up. They were not an off the shelf item. They could only be purchased from the factory. No local source.

    I ended up rigging some generic power supplies to work. It was a pain in the neck. I swore never to purchase one.

    That's why I posted this thread to see what others experiences have been.

    Do they still contain proprietary parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlgreer1
    Do they still contain proprietary parts?
    I don't know. And I've been using eMachines only since 2001 (not 1999), and only ones from Best Buy (not straight from the factory).

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    I would like to see the internals before purchasing one but I guess that isn't possible. Walmart will take things back but I wouldn't want to abuse te privalege.

    Thanks, Jeff
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