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Old 05-31-2006, 01:30 PM   #21
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So it has come down to the 3200 (socket 939)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537

and the 3200 (socket AM2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103637

Seems alot more ppl say 939. Plus, I can use ddr ram.

Also, can u guys pick out a mobo that has SLi capabilities for the 3200+?
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:42 PM   #22
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AM2, why? DDR2. High latencies? Well, it does opterate at almost 1Ghz. And with some high end RAM, you can have 4-4-4-12 latencies @ 1Ghz which are pretty damn good for DDR2. And for those extreme enthusiasts, 4-2-2-1 is also possible with DDR2. Future compatability. But if i was really going to get a new computer, i would go with an conroe. Just blows Intel out of the water. hehe. Almost 9 sec super pi.
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i say get the am2 version. it will future-proof u.
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Old 06-01-2006, 02:22 AM   #24
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future proof i can kinda see...except in the future..won't a 3200+ be crap? Also, what motherboard? I was gonna get kingston ram. Its what i got now and its pretty good...what u guys think...that g-skill stuff?

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nvm...that mobo with am2 =P i want to go sli 7600gt...ima do it as fast as i can lol

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Old 06-01-2006, 02:45 AM   #25
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I would say, go with conroe, but if not, AM2
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:16 PM   #26
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I guess i'll go am2 for future upgrading my processor. Question...since that AM2 SLi motherboard had 4 x 240 pin RAM slots, can u put 4x 512 sticks of dual channel ram in it? Posted previously was some G-Skill dual channel ram. I am asking this because i would like to put another gig of ram in when i go SLi. Should i just buy a stick of 1024?

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thats a good question. i think it would be okay to use 4 sticks of ram. but socket939 processors couldnt use the ram at its fastest when there were 4 sticks. i think that problem was solved with am2, but im not sure.
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Yes, it will work. Add 4x512MB will work in dual channel support.
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But you will take a performance hit, how much? it all depends.
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:21 PM   #30
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hmmm i dont like the words performance hit...maybe i'll spend the extra cash for just 1 stick of 1024, then upgrade it later. Basically all sticks are equally fast?
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