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Old 03-20-2004, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default Advice on AMD chips

yeh im bit of a n00b when it cums to specs of processors, can can you please give me some advice....

please can you recommend the best AMD processor which has a price tag of bout 45-50 quid, i have looked on various webbys and after looking at the specs and price its hard to see which really is the more powerful


also pls can u recommend a suitable compatible motherboard to go with it in the price range of 30-40 quid(the Asrock K7VM4 looked alrite opinions?) , and also some suitable RAM please


thanks in advance foe any help
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yeh im bit of a n00b when it cums to specs of processors, can can you please give me some advice....

please can you recommend the best AMD processor which has a price tag of bout 45-50 quid, i have looked on various webbys and after looking at the specs and price its hard to see which really is the more powerful


also pls can u recommend a suitable compatible motherboard to go with it in the price range of 30-40 quid(the Asrock K7VM4 looked alrite opinions?) , and also some suitable RAM please


thanks in advance foe any help
I'm not really familiar with AMD chips, but a search on EBuyer came up with this. Seems like a good chip, and is within your price range.

CLICK HERE

Not found a good boad yet but will keep looking and post back if i find one

About the ram, you should wait til you pick a cpu, then you can pick some ram with a clock speed the same as the cpu clock speed
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Old 03-21-2004, 03:53 AM   #3
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ok cheers

ne other advice?
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Old 03-21-2004, 03:59 AM   #4
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btw do AMD chips come with a fan or do u have to buy that seperate?
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Old 03-21-2004, 04:26 AM   #5
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Retail processor with heatsink: http://web6.scan.co.uk/Products/Info.asp?WPID=34324
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http://web6.scan.co.uk/Products/Info.asp?WPID=2191
Not sure about the mobo though.
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Retail processor with heatsink: http://web6.scan.co.uk/Products/Info.asp?WPID=34324
RAM:
http://web6.scan.co.uk/Products/Info.asp?WPID=2191
Not sure about the mobo though.
I might have found a good little one

Ive heard nothing but good things about the NForce chipsets and its well within the 40 quid budget -

Click Here


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I might have found a good little one

Ive heard nothing but good things about the NForce chipsets and its well within the 40 quid budget -

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Looks pretty good. I would say go for a little more quality if you want to spend it.
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Looks pretty good. I would say go for a little more quality if you want to spend it.
If you are willing to spend alittle more on a motherboard then

This One is a good one.

But if not, the one i posted before isn't bad either
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Old 03-21-2004, 03:07 PM   #9
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er yeh i looked at both mobos, amd ther sumthing bout the cheaper one(the xfs one) only supporting 2700 and above or sumtihng, surely that means that a AMD *Retail* Athlon XP 2200+ (1.80 GHz) with AMD Heat Sink Fan 3Yr will not work, becos it is only 2200

pls help...

also pls recommend some suitable RAM as well

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ok ive decided what i want to get but i was just wondering if someone can please check over it all to make sure everything is compatible, thanks

btw iam running windows 98se

AMD Athlon XP2400 266 FSB 256 Cache Thoroughbred - Retail Boxed Inc Heatsink & Fan with 3year Warranty

PC Chips Syntax SKT A AGP Via KT266 DDR/SDR ATA 133 Sound/LAN/USB 2.0 Retail Box

as for the RAM i currently have sdram pc100, and im not sure which brand it is(no brand shows up in cpu-z) so i do no know whehter this RAM will be compatible, as apparently only reliable sdram will work with the mobo, so please can somebodt recommend some RAM that will work with the mobo and processor well.
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ok ive decided what i want to get but i was just wondering if someone can please check over it all to make sure everything is compatible, thanks

btw iam running windows 98se

AMD Athlon XP2400 266 FSB 256 Cache Thoroughbred - Retail Boxed Inc Heatsink & Fan with 3year Warranty

PC Chips Syntax SKT A AGP Via KT266 DDR/SDR ATA 133 Sound/LAN/USB 2.0 Retail Box

as for the RAM i currently have sdram pc100, and im not sure which brand it is(no brand shows up in cpu-z) so i do no know whehter this RAM will be compatible, as apparently only reliable sdram will work with the mobo, so please can somebodt recommend some RAM that will work with the mobo and processor well.
As i dont know how much your willing to spend on the ram, go to This page and look asround. The all have a speed of 266 which matches your chosen CPU
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ok kl is everythign else compatible and will work well together?
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also is there really much point between spending 20quid for some ebuyer RAM or spending double and gettin a brand name RAM-will there be any difference in performance?
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ok kl is everythign else compatible and will work well together?
It should be, i'll just go check again for you and post back

EDIT: Yeah, it all seems to be fine


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also is there really much point between spending 20quid for some ebuyer RAM or spending double and gettin a brand name RAM-will there be any difference in performance?
From what i've heard, its really not worth buying EBuyer Ram, its not meant to be any good. I would go with a brand name, just to be on the safe side
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Wow - I have seen few people post once then on a subevct which would generally be put in another Post is editted in! Good on you - I thought only I did that! And not often!
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Wow - I have seen few people post once then on a subevct which would generally be put in another Post is editted in! Good on you - I thought only I did that! And not often!
I've always done that. I dont see the point in double posting when you can just edit your last post, makes sense. Only people who care about post counts usually double post
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I've always done that. I dont see the point in double posting when you can just edit your last post, makes sense. Only people who care about post counts usually double post
Yeah - I must admit I did at one point Double Post, because of my Posting, often I triple and quadruple posted! But then I came hear and I gradually started caring about the Forum - although I love my Post Count and will do most anything to get it higher - there are other ways. Like having Outlook on all the time, and Posting on as many Categories, Forums, and Threads as possible! I am Subscribed to something like 200 Threads on here! and I get updates every night about 9 of the Forums!

Its a problem I have. But I hope you can share that problem with me! Because then the Forum shall grow like an American in a Chocolate Shop!
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Yeah - I must admit I did at one point Double Post, because of my Posting, often I triple and quadruple posted! But then I came hear and I gradually started caring about the Forum - although I love my Post Count and will do most anything to get it higher - there are other ways. Like having Outlook on all the time, and Posting on as many Categories, Forums, and Threads as possible! I am Subscribed to something like 200 Threads on here! and I get updates every night about 9 of the Forums!

Its a problem I have. But I hope you can share that problem with me! Because then the Forum shall grow like an American in a Chocolate Shop!
I really dont care about post counts. Its really just a number to me


Im subscribed to all the topics ive posted in so far (not many) but as im usually on MSN, i usually come here when i get an email saying someone's posted.

Though i did used to care about getting my post count higher, and i posted alot of BS, but now i have calmed down
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Yep, I think most Posting Virgins who want to stay on a Forum want to get their Post count as high as possible. I don't imagine many get to 200 and don't start to feel a love for the Forum and then slow down - cancelling out the problem for another Forum! Just as I did on CDV-Boards before this! Killed off my original Galloping-Postomania on there!
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Yep, I think most Posting Virgins who want to stay on a Forum want to get their Post count as high as possible. I don't imagine many get to 200 and don't start to feel a love for the Forum and then slow down - cancelling out the problem for another Forum! Just as I did on CDV-Boards before this! Killed off my original Galloping-Postomania on there!
The way i see it, on a forum like this, it dont matter how many posts you have, if you can help, help and if you cant, dont. Or if you have a question, post it, if you cant answer it, dont post if you can help post.

My love for the post count died ages ago when i realised, it was all bs . WHo really cares how many posts you made, its all for fun anyway

Thats the way i see it anyway
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