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Old 04-01-2009, 12:40 AM   #31 (permalink)
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It's not SLI, and it can support up to 16gb total.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:24 AM   #32 (permalink)
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It has 2 RAM slots correct?
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What are you talking about? The Penryns were good on heat, yes, but the new i7s aren't any better than anything else, really. AMD processors only ran hot really hot when they were bigger than 45nm, just like every processor did. I have an x3 720 myself, and on stock cooling, I overclocked it to just shy of 3.9ghz...I don't think overheating will be a problem, even with stock cooling.

That being said, it's good to get an after market HSF regardless, since you can get a nice one really cheap. The Core Contact is a great one for 40 bucks.

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just a question.. why not go with Ubuntu and save the $150- $200 its not much of a switch either i used it briefly with no knowledge of linux at all and found it very user friendly. You could go with Kubuntu as well. Iv never used it but i herd it was more like windows, and if your a uni student.. can't you get student versions of windows free or something ?
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Wthis case 64 bit is better since I have quite a few G's of RAM, however, should I have at least 6G of RAM???? Cheapest one also, except for Ubuntu Linux.
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If you want to run games, Windows is pretty much the only choice. Only Windows has DirectX.
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If you want to run games, Windows is pretty much the only choice. Only Windows has DirectX.
Some games can be ran in WINE under Linux..not a lot but some.
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Some games can be ran in WINE under Linux..not a lot but some.
To an extent.
I think it runs slower, due to the emulation. And even when you can get the game to run, you often get glitches, or lack of support for certain graphics features (such as AA)

though Linux can use OpenGL natively
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my bad sorry i didn't see that, but he never said anything about any other linux? i was just speaking from personal experience, iv never tried any other linux distros but i found ubuntu good. and for the unistudent os. nvm i seen your in high school anyways but still, * NOT MENT TO SOUND LIKE PIRACY** why not download a a retail version of windows and not crack it? and just keep it under the trial period? would that be considered stealing it? that or buy just the product key/license key from microsoft would that be cheaper? do you have an xp you could use now? just throwing ideas out there
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Downloading XP is still illegal, as it's not a proper distribution, and obviously cracking it is too. This site doesn't allow talk about any form of piracy.

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