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Old 06-25-2004, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to build a new system with an amd cpu, but I'm not familiar with amd's. What type of amd would I need for doing things like: editing home video and pics, some gaming, and surfing the net to microsoft word. If you have any suggestions on a mobo to go with it I would appreciate it. I don't like spending a whole lot of money on computers so I don't want the best, just what could handle what I do. Also, I know that P4's and thier chipsets are made with 3 differen't fsb speeds of 400/533/800mhz, what speeds do amd's come in?


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Old 06-25-2004, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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their not the newest, but I have always liked the Athlon XP CPUs. I know that Soyo makes good boards, and apart from my crap sata controller, this biostar mobo is good

i recommend taking a look at or
for SOYO.



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Old 06-25-2004, 08:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What type of socket does an Athlon XP use?

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Athlon XPs use Socket A (aka Socket 468.)
For a 32-bit AMD platform, the best boards out there are those with the nForce2 chipset, namely the ones that mention the Ultra400 set, with the MCP-T northbridge.
If you don't get one with MCP-T, you miss out on kick-*** audio that rivals an Audigy2, and possibly dual-channel memory and S-ATA support, though i'm not sure on those last two.

The companies that make the best nForce2 boards, as far as I know, are DFI, Gigabyte, and Asus.
Check and for pricing and availability.
Leadtek and FIC have always made solid boards too, so don't count them out.
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Old 06-25-2004, 09:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ASUS A7N8X-Deluxe for a mobo, AMD "Barton" core 3200 cpu or AMD Athlon 64 3000.
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Old 06-25-2004, 09:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Which one is easiest to overclock...without having to solder points together or set jumpers?

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Old 06-25-2004, 10:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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get an athlon XP 2500+ barton core with an ASUS A7N8x-Deluxe motherboard and DDR400 Ram. The 2500+ barton core can easily be overclocked to a 3200+ without even breaking a sweat. mines been running like that for about 6 months now and hasnt had any problems what-so-ever.
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Old 06-25-2004, 10:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks everyon! I think i'l go with a barebone system from tiger that has an XP 2600+ with a soyos mobo: Is this one alright or is anyone against it?

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Old 06-25-2004, 10:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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oops that's the one with a 2100+ here is one with the 2600+ with a Biostar mobo


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