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#1 Lorik

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:31 AM

Quick question, this is my first time trying to put together a computer...and have spent hours and hours looking at parts...

Anyway, would

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131219

this be compatible with

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115017

this?

I was worried because the FSB is different....

And, as for memory, i would need DDR2 1200 only right? nothing lower?

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 04:18 AM

Taken from Asus.com

Intel LGA775 Platform
- Intel® X38 / ICH9R chipset
- Intel® Coreā„¢2 Extreme / Coreā„¢2 Quad / Coreā„¢2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 Processors
- Supports Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-core CPU
- Dual-channel DDR2 1200*/1066 / 800 / 667 MHz
- ASUS EPU (Energy processing Unit)
- ASUS 3rd Generation 8-phase Power
- All High-quality Japanese-made Conductive Polymer Capacitors
- Precision Tweaker 2
- Heat Pipe / Stack Cool 2
- AI Direct Link / Q-Shield
- ROG Level Features: SupremeFX II / 2-phase DDR2
* DDR2 1200 is O.C. speed

The should work great. Make sure to get some good ram if your going to run it at DDR2 1200, the board is compatible with 1066/800/667. But the 1200 would be faster. Also remeber unless your using a Windows XP 64 or Vista 64 it will only recognise up to 3 gig of ram.

Edit: the memory runs in dual channel mode so get matched pairs

Edited by Sneakycyber, 07 December 2007 - 04:19 AM.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:47 AM

Hopefully you'll get the newer G stepping quad core, those cpu's have been a problem for Intel, they overheat and had to be clocked down before even being released, that said, they don't overclock well at all, with the exception of very exotic cooling.

Now regarding ram with the new core Intel cpu's. Due to Intel's longer memory pipeline and large L2 cache, there is insignificant performance increase with expensive ram unless you are overclocking the cpu's.

Bottom line, use cas 4 pc800 ram and it will be fine, the good stuff, not the junk

Edited by DaChew, 07 December 2007 - 07:48 AM.

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#4 Lorik

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:07 PM

What is the G stepping quad core? ...

I wasnt planning on overclocking (no idea what im doing with something like that, and dont want to break anything hah).

Is there a better processor i should be going with? or a better motherboard? I just need to keep the build under $2300 ... but those are the best i could find (i think). The other things that were better were HUGE jumps in price (and i heard the advantages didnt justify the jump)




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