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Old 11-30-2004, 11:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hiya,

Im new here. I have pretty good PC knowledge but basically up the sh*t when it comes to mobos and the like. My problem is I wanna upgrade my crap 2100 DDR RAM to something more juicy, but my current mobo doesnt support higher than 2100, so I gotta upgrade the mobo, heres where I call on the experts. I am after best recommendations for a new Mobo and RAM to replace the existing lot in my system. Current specs are as follows:

Intel P4 2.4 478 Socket 533 Processor
Intel P4 D845EBG2 533 MHz FSB Mainboard
Thermaltake 480W Purepower with PFC
CoolerMaster Jet 4 CPU cooler
512MB DDR 266 PC-2100 RAM
Seagate 80GB 7200RPM ATA100
Geforce BFG GT OC
Creative 5.1 Surround
Dynalink 56K
Samsung CD Writer/Reader

So basically I need a mobo thats gonna fit in with this system and recommendations on RAm to go with it.

Cheers.
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Old 12-01-2004, 12:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if you got money then buy a DFI Lanparty and Dual Channel Corasir(Twinx XMS 1gig (512x2). that would make you run any game out there basicaly.
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DFI Lanparty? can someone elaborate
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if u have a small budget i suggest the ESC PM800 if money is no object then i agree with the last post and go with the lan party pro http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...136-129&depa=0 for elaboration

as for the ram....expensive but good corsair xms series....cheap but still reliable...mushkin or kingston value series

good luck...happy buying
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sorry. DFI is a motherboard brand name and lanparty is the "name" of it. it actually pwns but here is another board that might suite you if money is a problem http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-467&depa=0
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http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...136-129&depa=0 dfi board
here is the ram i suggest on any budget really.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-450&depa=1
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Old 12-01-2004, 01:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks, like the look of the MSI mainboard, its what i need and the corsair ram. This should get me goin!
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lil off topic but nvidia fan what board r u runnin on??? and how much did all that crap cost u?? like 2500?????
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Old 12-01-2004, 08:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well EsSpeed, with a Intel 2.4ghz 533FSB system. Ram will help but with that system its not the type of juice you need. Maybe you can think about spending money on a diffrent system then that one.

Personally i would get a Asus mobo. Drop the old pentium for a 3.0ghz 800mhz fsb 1mb L2 Cache for under 200$ at newegg.com. Heres the link

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...116-171&DEPA=0
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Old 12-01-2004, 08:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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yeah that is nice, but at this time I see the priority being to clear the bottleneck created by my Mobo and RAM. My current mobo is only 4x agp and my crap ram speaks for itself.
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