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I see this thread regarding the issue. Most unfortunate. I would be curious to see how well the Windows 8 modern app for Netflix would perform since it isn't Silverlight based. Why does there always seem to be some sort of issue when an AMD proc is involved? Although this issue is probably more MS than AMD.
Interesting thread. The technical side of it is way beyond my pay grade though!
 

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AMD's more recent CPU designs, especially the AM3+ line, have typically understated TDP (actual TDP is higher than stated) and have been supplied with undersized heat sinks. That results in excessive noise. Replacing the heat sink can result in a quieter PC. AMD made some good low power HTPC CPUs a few years ago but they no longer seem to be available.

In contrast, Intel has made impressive gains in reducing TDP and improving the quality of the supplied heat sinks.
 
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