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#1 cryptodan

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:08 AM

Since, I have become a member of this site forum, I have seen a lot people in the Windows XP section running Service Pack 3. I would like to why no one is running Service Pack 3 which has been out for a long time, and has been stable. I was just asking this to get other peoples inputs.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:16 AM

I think that the people that haven't added the SP3 either are those that want to be sure that the bugs are worked out before adding it, or are just not aware of the benefits of adding the SP3. There were some problems when SP3 first came out, and I think a lot of people saw this and didn't think that the benefits were worth the possible complications.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:18 AM

As a tech in a local PC repair shop I have come across issues that still make Service Pack 3 unstable. While the Intel processors seem to run fine, the AMD processors, once installed constantly get a blue screen of death. If you have an Intel system go ahead and update as for AMD stay away from it. Hope this helps shed alittle light on the subject.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:45 AM

I would amend Deathscythe's post in this manner...

The problem with AMD systems stems actually only impacts AMD systems which are put together by boxmakers (Dell, Gateway, HP, etc.).

AMD systems which are not sold by those entities...don't experience what some seem to refer to as the "AMD problem."

Does your AMD-based computer boot after installing XP SP3 - Jesper's Blog - http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jesper/arc...ing-xp-sp3.aspx

Read the Problem Details section and you should have a better understanding of what may occur...and why.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 05:36 PM

At work I install SP3 on anything that comes in the door and needs work. If it's infected, then SP3 goes on after we've removed the viruses.
I do check to see if the Intel CPU driver is loading on AMD systems - and if it is, I turn it off before installing SP3
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