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Want to make sure I buy compatible parts for 1st PC build


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#1 skymaster191

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 12:16 AM

I am building my first PC. I have already studied up on and asked questions regarding compatibility, specs, performance, assembly, etc. I was wondering if someone could look at the list of components I selected. I wasn't able to insert a hyperlink. But I can send the list from my email below. I just want to make sure these parts are all compatible before I buy.

I'm also told that Windows XP 32 bit version will only recognize 2-3 GB of RAM. Is this correct?

EDIT: Email link removed, safety precaution as protection from spambots/malware ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 02 November 2010 - 07:57 AM.


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Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:59 AM

[quote name='skymaster191' timestamp='1288675002' post='1999997']
I am building my first PC. I have already studied up on and asked questions regarding compatibility, specs, performance, assembly, etc. I was wondering if someone could look at the list of components I selected. I wasn't able to insert a hyperlink. But I can send the list from my email below. I just want to make sure these parts are all compatible before I buy.

<<I'm also told that Windows XP 32 bit version will only recognize 2-3 GB of RAM. Is this correct?>>

XP will detect up to 3.5GB.

Edited by hamluis, 02 November 2010 - 09:10 AM.
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 04:17 AM

Any 32 bit OS will be unable to access a block of addresses at the top of the 4GB of 32 bit address space. These addresses are reserved for hardware in the computer, and depending on hardware configuration, when 4GB of RAM is fitted the OS may have access to from about 2.8GB up to 3.5GB. Around 3.2GB is common. A 64 bit OS overcomes this as RAM addresses can be relocated up above the 4GB barrier, where the 64 bit OS can use them.

Edited by Platypus, 02 November 2010 - 04:19 AM.

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#4 skymaster191

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 08:01 AM

Thanks for the answers so far.

I edited my original post, and I was able to insert the links for all the PC components. I tested the links and these all work

Edited by skymaster191, 02 November 2010 - 08:02 AM.


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Posted 02 November 2010 - 09:02 AM

It seems that we were both trying to edit...at the same time...and the result is what we see now.

If you can, please post the links again...as your next response, not as an edit to the original post.

Thanks :thumbsup:.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 09:23 AM

Ok, here are links for the components for my PC again

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131619

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103873

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134637

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136161

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118040




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