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Bachmann

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#1 12 years ago

i'm looking to make a good gaming machine i need a new mob cpu and 6800 i have 1.2gb pc133ram and an fx5500 i was thinking about an athlon 64 3800 or the 4000




UNDIESRULES

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#2 12 years ago

Don't blame you mate thats quite a good jump.




Dragokatzov

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#3 12 years ago

Are you going to try to use the RAM from your current PC? forget it, it will not work. it willmnot even fit in the RAM slots of a AMD64 motherboard




Mr. Whitlow

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#4 12 years ago
DragokatzovAre you going to try to use the RAM from your current PC? forget it, it will not work. it willmnot even fit in the RAM slots of a AMD64 motherboard

Why would it not? As long as the pins are the same amount, they will fit into the mobo, unless I'm wrong... (Which I could be of course)

Other than that, I highly disrecommend using your current RAM as the memory bandwith is, to be honest, crap. DDR400 will do you fine as it's most likely the best the mobo will take. (PC3200) A decent enough 1 gig stick of RAM should set you back around £60 - more or less.




Kozmo

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#5 12 years ago

pc133 and ddr ram is not physically the same pin layout. new boards are, generally speaking, ddr ram boards. you should buy new ram and buy in pairs. see this link..... http://www.kingston.com/newtech/ddrvssdram.asp




*The.Doctor

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#6 12 years ago
Bachmann i was thinking about an athlon 64 3800 or the 4000

Go with a Athlon 64 3700+, its basically the same CPU as the 4000+ but a good bit cheaper, and only 200Mhz slower, which will only show in the benchmarks. in actual game play, you will never notice a difference.

If you want a best bang for your buck video card is suggest looking at the 6800GS, or the X800GTO cards. you can find some X800GTO cards with 16 pixel pipes for under $200 now.

For the ram just pick up a pair of 512MB sticks of DDR400, so you get 1GB in dual channel.




Agentlaidlaw

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#7 12 years ago

AMD 3700+ Asus K8N Motherbored Corsair XMS 1GB of ram 160GB HD Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS Evega 6800GS or GT

Good computer for gamming and will last a long time. But if you can fork out the money going to 2GB of ram would be a good idea.