Bought a Dell - Page 9 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-28-2004, 08:39 PM   #81 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 27
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by 4W4K3



Stop trying to flame every single person on the forum who has the time and passion to build a custom rig please.

Ok 4W4K3,
As long as you guys stop trying to flame every single
person on the forum who has ever bought a Dell, HP,
Compaq or any other brand name PC.
Some like to build some like to buy, to each his own
ITS ALL GOOD

paint
__________________

paint is offline  
Old 12-28-2004, 11:23 PM   #82 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,088
Default

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAAHAAHAHAHAHAHA, im so lite ritee noww..But \\\
4W4K3 is my guy, he's been here hella longer then you

we got a

DELL BOY AND MAC G5 BOY

Nothings now
__________________

__________________
Finished With TF.
Codeine is offline  
Old 12-29-2004, 01:54 AM   #83 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8
Default

Codeine,

Are you referring to me as DELL BOY?
wkbl52 is offline  
Old 12-29-2004, 02:59 AM   #84 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 168
Send a message via Yahoo to millerhighlife_
Default

I'm sitting in front of a Dell 8250 and it's just fine. Like I said, it's "fine". There is nothing spectacular about it but then again there isn't anything wrong with it. I put in a 9800pro but that's the only thing I could upgrade without going to Dell. But I totally agree that the BIOS sucks about 453 d!(ks. There is absolutely no oc potential. It is almost 3 years old and it played Doom 3 like a champ with medium settings. I'm selling it now b/c I wont to build so I can oc and get the most out of my games. So BUY IT ! Oh yea, I'll sale it buy parts. Buy the 9800pro or the 2.4Ghz cpu for cheap. Anyways I better not throw to much of a sales pitch. Bottom line, Dell's are great for your everday person who e-mails, surfs the net, and DL's music.
__________________
P4 2.4Ghz for sale $75
Radeon 9800pro for sale $100
----------------------------------
My New Rig - Soon to be Oc\'ed
----------------------------------
Raidmax Case w/ Crappy 420w Psu
AMD64 3200+ Winchester
eVGA 6800 GT 256mb GDDR3
MSI K8N Neo2 Platnium
512 x 2 Corsair XMS-3200 Xtreme
Thermaltake Silent Boost CPU Fan
80GB 7,200rpm 8mb cache SATA HDD
Logitech Z-5300 THX Certified 5.1
------------------------------
3dmark05 - 5,110
3dmark03 - 11,119
Aquamark3 - 64,745
millerhighlife_ is offline  
Old 12-29-2004, 03:44 AM   #85 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,046
Send a message via AIM to 4W4K3
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by paint
Ok 4W4K3,
As long as you guys stop trying to flame every single
person on the forum who has ever bought a Dell, HP,
Compaq or any other brand name PC.
Some like to build some like to buy, to each his own
ITS ALL GOOD

paint
I myself have 13 name brand computers consisting of Dell, HP, Compaq, E-machines, IBM. My dad uses mostly HP's and IBM's my mom and sister both like compaq. I myslef own HP and E-machines. I see what you are saying ant totally understand that it can be a good route to go if you dont have time to build your own. I can't magically stop everyone from dissing manufacturer bought products...but i odn't encourage it at least. As far as building i have a 4:13 ratio (4 being built, 13 being bought)...
__________________
<marquee scrollamount=\"1\" scrolldelay=\"8\" direction=\"up\" width=\"400\" height=\"65\" style=\"font-family: Verdana; font-size: 8pt\">
Compaq Presario V5000 laptop
¯\\(º_o)/¯</marquee>
4W4K3 is offline  
Old 12-29-2004, 01:39 PM   #86 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 24
Default

Hi all well I hope I did not mess up getting a Dell 8400 here is what is on its way to me now..
Dell 8400 case + motherboard + power supply+keyboard,mouse
The motherboard has the Intel 925X chip I am pretty sure the motherboard is made by Intel but won't know until it arrives Jan 3rd.
The power supply is a 350 Watt that I would like to change if possible.
Comes with XP Home
What I have bought so far with this is a p4 3.4 (550) GHz W/ht
socket 775.
Okay $500.00 investment so far.
First timer here trying to put one together I hope I am not going in the wrong direction.
I was a crucial.com today looking for memory Now according to them I can use the ddr2 667MHz memory and it is compatible. I can not find no reference at Intel's site to back this up, I thought ddr2 533 was the highest I could use. One good thing is I have limited funds and time to find out before making a mistake on choices of things to put into it.
Sounding pretty stupid here but are the Bios in the motherboard?
jvc8400 is offline  
Old 12-29-2004, 04:39 PM   #87 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 862
Send a message via AIM to Megadeth2 Send a message via Yahoo to Megadeth2
Default

DDR2-667 can be used on a 3:4 ratio. Which means your memory bandwith is more than what the processor can handle. I suggest DDR2-533 since it will run in a 1:1 ratio and it is usually better for overclocking. Plus, in a 1:1 ratio, your memory will be overclocked as you overclock the processor.
Megadeth2 is offline  
Old 12-29-2004, 04:55 PM   #88 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 24
Default Thanks Megadeth2

Yea thats good advice thanks Megadeth2 for your information about the memory, I just hope that the Dell isue is not going to sting me when i get it all together and up and running.
__________________

jvc8400 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.