Looking to trying to upgrade my old AMD XP1800, as it’s starting to show its age and need something to tie me over till next autumn / Chrimbo when PCI Express is out. Been trying to weigh up either getting a AMD Athlon 64 3200 or a 3.0Ghz Intel P4c. Both are about the same price, can get boards offering same features, and both on benchmarks seem to be about the same. So the only thing it comes down to is which more reliable & future proof. I see the AMD winning it on future proofing, but I am worried after past experiences with AMD about reliability, most namely heat etc. So does anyone have any long term experience with the AMD Athlon 64 3200? Or should I just stick with the reliability that Intel brings. PS. I cant upgrade my existing CPU on my board much (AMD 2400 max) as its an ancient thing, and its starting to prove unreliable and is one of the driving forces behind my upgrade now as am worried it will die and take my RAID with it and loose the data between backups.