Need some help?
6th August 2006
Hey all, well, i am getting a new graphics card....and i need a system to put my old 256mb eGeForce 6200 in, i have a socket 423 motherboard, and lookes, i can get a 1.7 GHz p4 for 15 bucks for it...but of course, not only is RDRAM slow, but expensive as hell, i am probally going to offer my friends ma 50 bucks for the 512mb in her dell system, and swap out the motherboard, and get her a gig of DDR400, which will run in dual channel. Well, the lady will need some convinceing, of course 1 gig is a preformance upgrade by itself, but wont be noticeable for what she uses her computer for, so...does anyone know of a chart that will show the difference between a computer with 800 MHz SDRAM (PC800) and DDR400 (PC3200). It would be very much appreciated, thanks.
btw, her dell is a socket 478, i know this because the processor is a 2.4GHz, so I will be able to put that processor into a 478 board, I am helping out two sides, she will get a better preforming computer, and get money back for the old crappy parts, good deal?
RDRAM is actually very fast, it's the early P4s that were crap. You may not be able to swap out the motherboard in a Dell anyway.
It all seems very complex for what you want to be honest, I'd just get a cheap Celeron D and motherboard and forget about your old socket 423 board. As you said, it won't make much difference to her so why are you going to shell out for a motherboard, cpu and two sets of RAM just to get some (relatively) cheap RDRAM.
Just buy a new mobo, CPU and RAM. You'll be suprised how cheap some components are now.
GF is my bext friend *hugs GF*
24th January 2005
Bs|Archaon Just buy a new mobo, CPU and RAM. You'll be suprised how cheap some components are now.
I agree, it'll be a lot easier, and Dell mobo's are all propriatary, so you need a dell PSU to run it, and god only knows how much that would cost
On a foot note, i know a guy who baught 2 512's RIMMs, and it cost him $540!
...burning angel wings to dust
14th February 2004
For the record, RDRAM has high clock speeds due to the way it was designed. It also has a narrow (16-bit) data path. The fastest Rambus modules I am aware of are PC-1200, which operate at 600MHz and have a theoretical maximum bandwidth of 2.4GB/s.
Yes new combo, you can get some decent AMD combo's for around $130
If your going with a pentium cpu then i wouldn't suggest something cheap because the cheap CPU's from them suck...Hence why you can get an AMD comibination wiith a cpu that is faster... for probably a smaller price.
Well, low end processors from either company suck because they're low end. Celeron Ds are the cheapest I've seen and I assume will be fine for what he needs the PC for. From his post it sounds like he's making a spare PC up because he can, so chances are he doesn't want it for anything like intensive gaming...and even if he does, with a 6200 it won't be doing it anyway. :p
or theres the AMD 2600+ for around $80
Still probably decent enough either way.
Need some help?
6th August 2006
AH! NOT AGAIN! haha, no, my cost for what i currently want to do, $65, what you want to do, $150, I know how cheep you can get that stuff, but I already have a 423 board, that works fine i might add, but only has 128mb of RDRAM in it, so I want to give her 50 bucks for her RAM, and then pay $15 for a 1.7GHz P4. Less you have something better then that for $65. And it will be used for gameing, although nothing too new. I know for a fact it will run FEAR just fine. That little GPU i got there packs quite a punch, on my current system i run fear with all but aa/af, shadows, vol lights, at max, at 800x600, and get an avg of 28FPS, not the greatest, but it looks plenty good on a 13'' CRT (I will be useing my 17" with my better system)
(board came out of a gateway)
$65? How the hell are you buying someone's (expensive) memory, replacing her motherboard, giving her 1gb of RAM and buying a CPU for $15 at the same time for $65? A new motherboard and 1gb of DDR RAM must be at least $100...
Unless I misunderstood your original post, of course.
It's Not Easy Being Green
10th November 2003
FluffBunny28FPS, not the greatest, but it looks plenty good on a 13'' CRT (I will be useing my 17" with my better system)
Wow did u say a 13" CRT dame you got to go out of your way to find one that small now a days.