Summary: My treasured AMD 4800+ fried and it, my computer and I was forced to seek a substitute. In the days of when I bought it, it was embarrassing Intel with being the first computer technology that bypassed the front side buss. Wonderful. Transfers that took 3 or 4 minutes on an Intel clocked in at only 40 or 50 seconds. Today of course, every omputer has this direct connection so it's no big deal yet I had trouble parting with it.