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Old 05-04-2004, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, this is the first time i'm building a comp. I have been doin some research and would like to get the amd 64 bit processor what are some good mobo's that would be nice with the chip. Also which one should i get i play a lot of games and run many apps on it. Also how do would i overclock the chip. and how much is recommended soo chip doesnt damage.
I have bought some stuff already. Thanks the help will be greatly appreciated

- 120gb hd 8mb buffer @7200rpm
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-Thermaltake Venus 12 CPU cooler for athlon 64 chip (which i havent bought yet)
-All of this for under $700 on ebay
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Old 05-05-2004, 10:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Pleasee i really need help about finding a good mobo for the athlon 64 chip. And also help about good range for overclocking the chip so it wont damage
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Old 05-05-2004, 10:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i use amd and i use a ASUS mother board...i use the a7n-8x but if you wanna pay about $20 more you can get the a7n-8x delux
which has 2 onboard network 4 USB i think....onboard sound and everything...it runs about $130 but if you want to get the non delux it runs about $110 but has only 1 network...either one works good.

For overclockin www.frozencpu.com and they have some unlocking strips and they cost about $10 i think...but i would go to amd to see the overclockin specs for the one you have
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Old 05-05-2004, 11:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...128-202&depa=1

or if thats too expensive

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...128-203&depa=1

Dont bother overclocking a 64. Most people would just laugh at you for it (I know I would).

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Old 05-05-2004, 01:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What is the difference between these motherboards:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...128-202&depa=1

and this one:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-491&depa=1

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Old 05-05-2004, 01:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Get the asus, it has 4 SATA channels as opposed to the gigabyte which has 2. They both support RAID. Unless you have lots of IDE devices, the gigabyte mobo offers 4 IDE channels (IMO that's a waste if you are building a new system might as well pay a little extra and go for SATA hard drives) I also like the Asus because it offers two different RAID controllers, and I'm a promise fanboy

I'm not sure what a DPS port is, however I think that's the name for the 4 pin (2x2) power connector. If I'm wrong hopefully someone will correct me (and I apologize for being incorrect). However, If I am right however, both have it, but the position for the Asus one is much better as it is near the edge of the board rather than right near the processor.
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Old 05-05-2004, 10:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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OK thank you soo much for the replies now i actually think i have some understanding into how to make this computer Rock...can you give me any good cheap sites that i can buy the mobo n the athlon 64 processor reallyyyy cheap...i'm low on the cash or should i wait about a month or two for the prices to go down..oo yeaa and another question does the regular version of windows xp work for this processor?? THanks a lot
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Old 05-06-2004, 08:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
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The 64-bit processor is completely compatible with all 32-bit software.

Just as PCI 2.0 cards will still work with PCI Express.

Finding cheap sites is easy, its reliable sites/support that you don't want to skimp on. I am from the UK and even I have heard how good newegg.com is - if I were to move to the USA it is the only site I would buy from.
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Old 05-06-2004, 08:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...-491&depa=1CPU /chassis Fan connectors

For that mobo on the link above, i think it has onboard sound i'm not too sure i bought a sound card though will that affect the installation. Will the mobo recognize it? Same question would go for a lan card
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woops the /CHASSIS FAN CONNECTORS is not part of the link sorry about that i must of copied it wrong its only this.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-491&depa=1
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