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Aurora-[NZ]

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#1 14 years ago

Hey guys. I pretty much like to study one part of a computer at a time. (Im trying to build up my knowledge on PC's) I just pretty much want to look at the mobo, what AMD and Intel have in store for us next year, i heard of the pentium 4 5.0GHz. Will it be 64bit?




Gimpy

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#2 14 years ago

hmm 5.0ghz.... mayby almost by 2004 definately. everythings ganna go twice as fast, its what happends every year this year: AMD doubles P4's fsb and (i guess) preformance Both ATI and Nvidia doubled the preformance from 5900/9800 to 6800-x800 ddr1 to ddr2 agp8x to PCI-E 16x etc....

edit: oh and if you wanna know about mobos, think of them as the spinal cord of the PC. umm what else... every mobo has 2 chipsets that run it (northbridge and southbridge). north does most of the work while south is for little things like onboard crappy ass sound and stuff.




Tachyon

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#3 14 years ago

To follow on from what Gimpy said about the motherboard, they contain 2 major slot types for connecting extrs csrds which boost the capabilities of your computer (sound cards, graphics gard etc.). For graphics cards, you have AGP (you can buy PCI ones but they are not as good). For everything else, you have PCI. AGP is faster than PCI. However, Intel have just released PCI-Extreme (not to be confused with PCI-X). This will eventually replace AGP and PCI. There are different speeds of PCI-Extreme and even a PC-Card version (those liitle slots you get on notebooks). The highest speed is used for graphics cards, with the slower ones used for most other things. I hope that helps.




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#4 14 years ago

hmmm 5ghz. I'm gona have to start upgrading soon. I got a 2.4ghz P4. There is one law, can't rember the name, that says compuiter speed doubles every 18 months or something. Its going to be 18 months with this my computer by the end of 2004. BTW what are the best processors for gaming? I have herd AMD has good chips:lookaround:




Tachyon

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#5 14 years ago
PethegreatThere is one law, can't rember the name, that says compuiter speed doubles every 18 months or something. Its going to be 18 months with this my computer by the end of 2004.

The law's name is Moore's Law (a worker at Intel). It was originally said to be 18 months but he then refined it to 2 years. It actually says (geek speak here, modified a bit, but this is the geeky gist of it!):

Every 2 years microprocessor density will double.

What that means is that the number of transitors on a processor will double every 2 years, therefore that means that processor speed will double every 2 years. If you want to impress your friends, remember that the density equals the number of transistors on the chip, and that the more transistors you have, the faster the processor will be.




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#6 14 years ago

the computer im lookin at is p4 2.8ghz 512pc3200ram 9800pro, but now with all this p4 5.0ghz talk it sounds like crap :(

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Force Recon

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#7 14 years ago

It sure does.........




Aurora-[NZ]

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#8 14 years ago

Yes i will most definatly be going for the Pentium 5.0GHz because im sure it will be a 64 bit. If not it will be an AMD of some sort, because i need a 64Bit CPU. Stalker and all new gen games comin out later on will utilize 64bit technology for optimal performance. I know the basics of motherboards such as PCI slots, AGP slots thanks guys. A bit of help on ram slots would be good. I mean, you cant just shove any old (Or new :p ) ram into a mobo aye? Lets look st that for a bit. EDIT: Also i dont understand front side bus, bus speeds etc. Whats all this mean and how is it calculated? Uhh theres also latency (Is that the correct word?)




Gimpy

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#9 14 years ago

theres a couple types of ram/ram DIMMS(slots) 1: sdram: old ram not really used anymore so no need for explaination 2: rdram: awsome ram, probably better than ddr, but expensive and needs to be installed in pairs no matter what (also not many mobos support it) 3: SODDIMM/SODIMM (forget what its called) is laptop ram. just a miniature size of any regular ram (like ddr) 4: ddr: mainstream ram today. good bang for the buck 5: ddr2: the future of ram. apprently twice as fast (what iv heard)

what ram (Random Access Memory) does is save recent data so it can be processesed faster (cause ram is faster than harddrives) then later is saved to harddrives. the more ram you have. apps will load faster and opperate faster




Pestilence64

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#10 14 years ago
Nik1818Hey guys. I pretty much like to study one part of a computer at a time. (Im trying to build up my knowledge on PC's) I just pretty much want to look at the mobo, what AMD and Intel have in store for us next year, i heard of the pentium 4 5.0GHz. Will it be 64bit?

Dont expect a 5ghz Intel any time soon, they may have the ability to mass manufacture a stable one by the end of tehyear, but they wont market that big of a jump. since so many people out there ae williing to pay for a mere 200mhz increase. the next to come out will most likely be a 3.8ghz, maybe a 4ghz by the end of this year. Intels current roadmaps says it will move to 64bit chips very soon definatly early next year.




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