Summary: AMD set the bar high with the K6 processor. What can be said that hasn't been said before? Sure, in the modern world it's a dinosaur but I still use it everyday in my antique Compaq Presario running Windows 98se and I multi-task like crazy burning CD's with dual CD-R/RW drives, surfing the web, writing scripts/files/documents and man that ole K6 just pulls the load like there's nothing to it.
Summary: I had a K6/2 in my computer about 5 years ago. It was the cornerstone of the PC enthusiast scene for a long time, due to the performance being up there with the pentiums, for around half the price. The Socket 7 motherboards this chip ran on were the first to embrace new design philosophies of ATX and various user friendly improvements like colour coded connectors, jumperless setup, BIOS screens that didn't require a manual to understand.
AMD K6-2: It may be made of iron, though it may sink every now and the ...
9 November 2003
Summary: Like the Titanic it may faulter, though with much less warning. I currently am running an AMD k6-2 550Mhz processor and there is an occasional hault in progress and in more extreme cases a total reset. I on many occasions have been browsing or word processing and the processor decides to switch itself off, then on, then off yet again then nothing, it freezes.
Pros: Cheap, Reasonably Fast, Reasonably Durable
Cons: Poor overcloking ability, Loud grinding noises, Occasional drop outs
Summary: The k6 2 range of processors by AMD are a very good and reliable chip, the price factor and overall reliability make them a very goo alternative to the pentium processors. I am using the k62 500 on a gigabyte ga5ax m/board at present and in my opinion it performs amazingly well in gaming and general day to day use. I also build computers and we still have a great demand for this type of chip as its reputation is that good.
Summary: I have a now rather outdated AMD K6 II 400, I have clocked it up to 450MHz and it still runs fine, it hardly ever crashes and my system which has 128MB RAM runs nearly as fast as new 800Mhz celerons! Ok its no Pentium III or Athlon butfor the money I can’t fault it. I normally upgrade my CPU every year but ive had this one for 2 years and it still doesn’t need updating!
Summary: I bought my new PC a year ago with the AMD on board, all was well, until I consistently started getting VXD VMM errors on the Blue Screen of Death, and illegal operations. Calls to tech support, driver upgrades you name it, I tried it. Now I'm no techie in desperation I copied the Fatal exception text into Google and was taken to: http://www.tek-tips.com/gviewthread.cfm/lev2/6 7/lev3/70/pid/615/qid/3863 where I read message after message of the troubles of other AMD...
Excerpt: "I had an old Pentium 100mhz CPU computer, which I inherited,and it seemed a tad slow (for good reason!).I had seen this upgrade available at various mail-order firms and saw that it was available for socket 7 motherboards,at Pentium 75mhz upwards. The upgrade itself is a AMD-K62 400mhz processor with heat sink and fan.It has instruction sheets and the necessary disks to alter your BIOS and to benchmark both your old and new processor speeds. I ...
Pros: Easy to install,Lifetime guarantee and support,damn fast processor
Summary: I personally rate the K6-2 right along with the Intel Celeron, I have 2 computers that have k6-2 processors in them, one is 233 mhz and the other is 300 and both run like a pile of junk. I also have a PIII machine which runs perfect granted it is a 550 but has been compaired to a k6-2 500 and it out performs it hands down... I understand everyone has their opinion and alot of people are AMD enthusiasts but I personally have no use for an AMD... Yes they are cheaper..
Summary: I got my first amd k6-2 200mhz processor ages ago when they were fairly new. I liked it so much that when it got to the time i 'needed' an upgrade to my processor and motherboard I chose the amd k6-2 500mhz version. These are fantastic processors, and I would not hesitate to recommend them. In fact I ONLY reccomend amd processors. Most people I talk to think that they are inexpensive due to inferior quality. Nothing could be further from the truth.