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Old 03-23-2008, 11:11 PM   #21
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What kind of programs are you going to run on that bad boy?
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:40 AM   #22
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Well I'm hoping everything Going to be so nice with 4gb's of ram. I hate only having one at the moment. Dont even have a video card. Quick question, if my laptop has had its hard drive replaced numerous times and even still it runs very very slow and freezes up. Could the source most likely be that its running on 512mb of ram? XP os.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:50 AM   #23
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If it turns on very slowly, it helps a lot to turn off some of the startup programs. Type "MSCONFIG" into "run" and then click on the startup tab and disable the unneeded programs. This should speed it up a fair bit at startup. This way you should be able to get by with 512 in XP.
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Hmm...But theres hardly any programs on it atm
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:12 PM   #25
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Ya thats why its running so slow. I think 512mb is the minimum recommended requirement.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:17 PM   #26
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No i believe theres a cpu issue. When I ctrl alt delete it says the cpu usage is 100% when im not doing anything. Idles at 100%. I think I'll get the RAM up'd to 2gbs and the cpu replaced. What ya think? Good to go then?
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:16 AM   #27
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Well build is almost complete. Just bought some G.Skill 2x2GB 1000MHz (just sold out today lol) and that new 640GB (2x320GB platter) hard drive from Western Digital. All thats left to do is buy some accessories and of course the heatsink still lol. I'm a nub, can't decide. And also the case.
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My build re-done. What you all think? Are all products compatible with each other?

ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131219

EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130325

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115029

G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231122

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148140

SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827151154

Tuniq T-120-LFB 120mm CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835154002

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835186020

CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817139001

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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1) get the corsair 620HX... rebadged seasonic
2) instead of the E6750 for 179 get the E8200 for 189... 6mb L2 cache vs 4mb, 45nm vs 65nm..

http://www.buy.com/prod/intel-core-2...206698245.html

3) Samsung 7200.11 vs the 7200.10 for the 32mb of cache virtually the same price.

4) asus is a great brand, i prefer gigabyte, but either is great!
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:03 AM   #29
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yea actually i did get an e8400 and i did get corsair 620hx for buy.com lol. got the 1000mhz ram when it was 94$ now its sold out lol i got lucky on a lot of this stuff. As for the asus board ima stick with it because i got some tech dude over on overclock.net telling me all the certain things my bios needs to be set to. As for what you said in #3 i got the new western digital 640gb hard drive. posting very very impressive scores on anandtech.com got that for cheap as well before price went back up.
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