The WAR is ON!!! Years have flown but the war of Intel and AMD Processors continues! Both have their pros and cons but it is still difficult to say who's best the 540 or the Athlon. Intel is much superior in brand, advertising(the thing most users look upon). It promises more clock speed and compatibility as almost every dam software built is on an intel platform. Brand loyality even beats that of Nokia. AMD gives value for money and gives much superior performance than intel. But it has heating issues and suffers from low brand rating. It is easy to spot a man telling u that AMD Processors are cr@p. May be, this forum may help decide.