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FluffBunny

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#1 12 years ago

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?




Bs|Archaon

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#2 12 years ago

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.




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#3 12 years ago
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!




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#4 12 years ago

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.




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#5 12 years ago

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.




Bs|Archaon

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#6 12 years ago

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




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#7 12 years ago

or theres the AMD 2600+ for around $80

Still probably decent enough either way.




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#8 12 years ago

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)




Bs|Archaon

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#9 12 years ago

$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.




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#10 12 years ago
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.




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