Computer Parts Query

Abigeus

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Hey all,

upgrading my computer soon and so i have been looking around for a new mobo cpu and ram. pretty much have decided on geil or corsair ddr2 ram, an asus a8n sli deluxe mobo and a AMD Athlon 64 3000+

i have heard rumours of trouble with the mobo does anyone know anything specific? and i know people who have had trouble in the past with compatibility between geil ram and asus mobo's anyone got any info?
 

DarkBlade1

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DDR2 RAM doesn't work with AMD processors because of their memory controller. Sorry man, its DDR1 for you. I recommend OCZ actually. They are AWESOME DIMMS! :D
 

Abigeus

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Cheers

Thanks Darkblade,

Actually find that out later the same day i did the post... Whats OCZ havent heard of it hear in Australia... Also after a graphics card powered by the Gf 6600 any hits for a good manufactuer like ASUS?

Thanks Abigeus
 

Wiredchild

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Hi. I ordered nearly the same componants as you a couple of days ago and weeks of research for my new rig! I decided not to go for Sli as i heard from many reviews that it's a bit unstable at times...I don't really know how factual that is? Also, just how functional it is, it all sounds overly complicated as it's all relatively new technology. Instead i ordered an Asus A8N-E seen here: http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=9591&GroupID=526

I don't know how much cash you have to spend, but getting a different board, which was as good as the same just minus SLi saved me a wad of cash which i put to getting a 3500+ instead of a 3200+ and a 6600GT instead of a 6600 (Gainward GF 6600GT) which is apparently a lot better.

This was all based on the fact that i didn't wholy trust SLi because it's so new and it's also very very expensive and i'd likely never use it.

I don't know if you're in the same position but cutting SLi can save a lot of money if you're not likely to use it.

Afterall, if you get a normal mobo and a 6600GT you only need another 6600GT and a Sli-compatible board if you change your mind when they're cheaper in the future.

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