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Old 04-25-2004, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need a CPU and want to build it myself. I have read on the boards that if you use and IDE HD and a fast processor that may cause a bottle neck, is this true?. I already purchased the HD and it has a 8mb buffer. Thanks for the help.

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Old 04-25-2004, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Only on applications that access the HDD. The processor can process info faster than the HDD can access it, but its no biggie.
System specs? Lets just get down to it people:

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