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Old 07-01-2003, 05:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I plan on getting 512 ram, but does it matter whether I get 2700 or 3200?
yes it does,...a 3700 is faster than a 2700...i think a 3200 is 400mhz and 2700 is 333mhz. the asus a7n8x supports both, i suggest you get the 400mhz.

btw,..its an nforce2 board,..i heard its quite picky in terms of ram modules that you use,..get yourself a good quality rams and not cheapo ones
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i forgot to ask, if i went with a cheaper mobo and 266 fsb athlon processor then would there be a huge decrease in framerate and gaming performance if i were to buy the radeon 9700 then if i went with newer generation hardware?
gaming would significantly be better if you had a good processor. and good processor performance is dependent on the mobo.
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Another question I'm having is over the barton core in the newer Athlon processors. Does this core actually improve gaming, or should I go with the cheaper t-bred ones. I plan on getting the new Asus a7n8x board if that makes a difference.
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yes, depending on your graphics card. get a better mobo, ..i'm not sure,..but if my memory serves me correctly ,...that asus board will not support the barton.
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what would be a better motherboard then the asus one for around $100 or less? I've heard the soyo dragon something or other is better. Is this true?
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