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Old 01-24-2006, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking 1st Gaming Build Completed!!!

Well, after a few months of gathering components and information, I had all the components and I was ready to build. I put it all together and it didn't power on. Then, I checked the surge protrector and noticed I forgot to reset it...duh.

All right, so then the computer powered on and it's been running smooth ever since.

I wanted to thank this forum site and everyone here for all the help.

I do just have one slight problem:
My DDR400 RAM is only running at 200MHz. My system recognizes the full 1GB, but it's running at the above speed. Is that normal?

Final system specs:
Case: Antec Super LanBoy $30
Power Supply: Antec SmartPower 2.0 500W $50
Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo4-F $85
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ $162
Video Card: EVGA GeForce 6800GS PCI-E $196
Memory: 1GB (2*512MB) OCZ Value Series Dual Channel $60
Hard Drive: Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM $20
DVD Drive: Lite-On DVD-ROM $25
Operating System: Windows XP Home (of course) OEM $95

Completed 1st System:
Case...Antec Super LanBoy $30
PSU...Antec SP2.0 500W $50
Mobo...MSI K8N Neo4-F $85
CPU...Athlon 64 3200+ Venice $162
Video...EVGA GeForce 6800 GS $196
Memory...OCZ 1GB (512MB x 2) $60
Hard Drive...Hitachi 80GB $20
Gaming without lag...priceless.
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe that your ram is running at the right speed. DDR is double rate... so 200 x 2 = 400. I may be wrong, but anyway congrads on getting your system up and running.

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Old 01-24-2006, 03:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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nice, I just got my system running about a month ago, its like a dream, makes my old computer look like a 80 year old grandma and this thing a 18 year old olympic athelete.
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Old 01-24-2006, 03:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ninjamonkey
I believe that your ram is running at the right speed. DDR is double rate... so 200 x 2 = 400. I may be wrong, but anyway congrads on getting your system up and running.
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Old 01-24-2006, 03:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Congrats. Hope you have some fun with that build. Good times are ahead for you.
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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looks quite a good midrangegaming rig that will stil play todays games at good detail well, nice build good job!
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Old 01-24-2006, 06:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Congrats dude! Glad to see most of the recent build posts have been successful.
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Old 01-24-2006, 06:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Congratulations. Have fun.
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah the K8N Neo4-F was a breeze to really setup. I'm glad you're enjoying the system!
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Nice choice with the motherboard. Great one if you ask me.


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