OK I know the kind of thing this will probably start, but I just feel I have to share this experience with you all. You see, I had a CPU can failure today with my Pentium 4, 3.0 GHz based machine. After one short trip to the computer store to get a new fan, I was back up and running again. Instead of picking out a new motherboard and chip. Which is what I am SURE I would be doing if it was an AMD based machine. I think Pentium 4s are superior to AMD alternatives, and I will always be buying Intel from now on. I think if you too experience a fan failure with an Intel, and compare it to your AMD experiences, you will feel the same.