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Old 05-31-2007, 10:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It says so on the Asus website
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Just noticed also, that the motherboard can run DDR1 RAM, too (which is a bit unusual).

That gives you an option you can afford now:
Asus P5VDC-MX: $62
X1950 Pro - $235
and use your current RAM and CPU

cost: $297

Later on, you can upgrade to a Core 2 Duo, and/or 1GB DDR2 (1GB DDR2-800 costs $55)

This is, however, provided that your CPU is a s775.
Thanks a lot really appreciate your help. I'm a bit of noob when it comes to computers so i appreciate all the help. ill prob head out to the shops after my exams in a couple weeks. Ill be updating my progress and ny questions i have.

Again appreciate all the discussion in this thread!

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I don't know whether this sounds like a stupid question.... but how do i know if my my cpu socket is 478 or 775?
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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you can use CPu-Z if u already have the cpu, but when ur buying it has to say it... otherwise they can't sell it.... but it can be other sockets too, but that just Intel's ones, but i think ur set
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It says so on the Asus website
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

*edit*
Just noticed also, that the motherboard can run DDR1 RAM, too (which is a bit unusual).

That gives you an option you can afford now:
Asus P5VDC-MX: $62
X1950 Pro - $235
and use your current RAM and CPU

cost: $297

Later on, you can upgrade to a Core 2 Duo, and/or 1GB DDR2 (1GB DDR2-800 costs $55)

This is, however, provided that your CPU is a s775.
which is why i questioned it being Core 2 Duo, because i thought Core 2 Duo needs the extra bandwidth from DDR2
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which is why i questioned it being Core 2 Duo, because i thought Core 2 Duo needs the extra bandwidth from DDR2
Well, it's the northbridge that ultimately determines what RAM they use. They're not like AMD's chips, with the memory controller on the CPU itself.
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I don't know whether this sounds like a stupid question.... but how do i know if my my cpu socket is 478 or 775?
CPU-Z will tell you what socket it uses
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:08 AM   #16 (permalink)
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i think its 478s.

saved cpuid YouSendIt - File Sharing Transfer Delivery - PC FTP Replacement

What is the difference between 478 and 775? what should i do since my cpu is 478 socket?

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i think its 478s.

saved cpuid YouSendIt - File Sharing Transfer Delivery - PC FTP Replacement

What is the difference between 478 and 775? what should i do since my cpu is 478 socket?

Thanks for the help appreciate it heaps!
ya we sort of saw that coming.. which is why you should save up and buy a new mobo, cou, vid card and call it a day
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K then... ill be saving up probably go out next month....
so what exactly should i be getting?:
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and what cpu?
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for CPU, i recommend a Pentium e2XXX (aka Core 2 Duo e2000 series) its still a Core 2 Duo (Conroe) and u still get a cheap price
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K then... ill be saving up probably go out next month....
so what exactly should i be getting?:
Asus P5VDC-MX: $62
X1950 Pro - $235

and what cpu?
How much money do you think you can spend then?
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