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Old 01-02-2010, 09:33 AM   #1
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Will......

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - $102

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RAM:Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGV34G1333ELK - $80

Work all right together? Because it says that that RAM has a hard time working with some AMD CPU's.... does anyone know about this/can link me to some help, please?
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It should work fine. If it defaults to standard timings, you should be able to set them manually in the BIOS.


If you are planning on using the AMD Overdrive Utility, you may want to read the second post here: Memory Purchase Guide and Compatibility: X58, AM3, P55 users look here
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GUYS! THIS IS WHAT I PULLED TOGETHER (from my supah-cool dad who has "old" 2005 models):

2 DVD Optical Drives - Philips - Looks like this - $45
250 GB Samsung HDD (exact model!) - $39
160 GB Seagate Barracuda HDD (exact model!!) - I don't know why it says it's so much!
Antec Neopower 550 Watt - ~$100?!
Radeon X1950 Pro - $150 what the crap?
Are these good?! Do I have enough power?
Radeon X1900 - $150 what the double crap?!
The only cables I have are 2 wide, super thin cables, and 4 thin, narrow cables... what's for what?? Thanks!!! You guys rock
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If the cable fits, it'll work.

x1950 was a good card in its day. Still is decent. You're going to crossfire?
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If the cable fits, it'll work.

x1950 was a good card in its day. Still is decent. You're going to crossfire?
Sorry for this...

what the hell does crossfire mean?! haha.
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2 video cards working together to render the same image.

It works quite well actually. I'm running it on my video card. (it has dual GPUs.)
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Mmm...smarties...
Most if not all new games are built to use CrossFire/SLI, but older ones may not scale well using it, if at all, which I guess isn't as much of a problem now; but when they first came into play, people were not getting their moneys worth
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Crossfire is ATI's dual video card technology. You can run two video cards in unison to increase performance. Crossfire - FAQ
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Mmm...smarties...
Most if not all new games are built to use CrossFire/SLI, but older ones may not scale well using it, if at all
Actually its less than you would think.

Generally the games that truly need multi-GPU will support it, while the ones with less intense graphics won't.
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2 video cards working together to render the same image.

It works quite well actually. I'm running it on my video card. (it has dual GPUs.)
OOoooh. I don't need anything special for that, do I? And do I need drivers for this stuff?! Can I find them online?

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Most if not all new games are built to use CrossFire/SLI, but older ones may not scale well using it, if at all, which I guess isn't as much of a problem now; but when they first came into play, people were not getting their moneys worth
Are the cards even worth bringing home with me or should I just through them out? Will they be better than an integrated Radeon 4200?
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OOoooh. I don't need anything special for that, do I? And do I need drivers for this stuff?! Can I find them online?



Are the cards even worth bringing home with me or should I just through them out? Will they be better than an integrated Radeon 4200?
You need drivers.

YES KEEP THEM!!!! They are decent cards and would completely blow away HD 4200.
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You need drivers.

YES KEEP THEM!!!! They are decent cards and would completely blow away HD 4200.
HA okay. Lol. I'll keep them and bring them home with me. I know this may sound like a stupid questions.. WHERE DO I PUT THEM!? In a plastic baggy? lol. i dunno! Are they safe on a towel on my dining room table right now with all the other stuff? Where do I put the Hard Drives?!!?!?!

Can I find the drivers online if when I ask my dad he can't find them??

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Just an added note: you guys are soooo freaking cool & smart! How do you know this stuff? THANKS!!
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O.o NO TOWEL!!!!!!!
that will kill them.

You might wanna read up on ESD while youre at it.

Ask your dad for an antistatic bag. He prolly has 100 of them.

If not, multiple wal mart bags.
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O.o NO TOWEL!!!!!!!
that will kill them.

You might wanna read up on ESD while youre at it.

Ask your dad for an antistatic bag. He prolly has 100 of them.

If not, multiple wal mart bags.
Lol I'm sure they're fine, they are barely touching it. I'll put them on the wood for now, unless that is crazy too! He's watching a show right now, I'll ask him later. WOOD OK?

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what's ESD? Links appreciated Sorry if I'm typing like I'm a freaking hyperactive 5 year old
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Woods ok. Cardboard would be better tho.

ESD is electrostatic discharge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrostatic_discharge
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Woods ok. Cardboard would be better tho.

ESD is electrostatic discharge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrostatic_discharge
Put them both in grocery bags and on wood 2 each. That's what I'll bring them home in.

What about the hard drives? Can those go in grocery bags and on top of clothes? (inside a suit case?) I will probably put them in between a lot of clothes so they don't break! everything!

Also, the DVD drives and the 550 Watt Power Supply. Those okay on the towel?
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Dont put anything with a circuit board on it.

If they are gonna be in between clothes, I HIGHLY suggest antistatic bags.
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Dont put anything with a circuit board on it.

If they are gonna be in between clothes, I HIGHLY suggest antistatic bags.
Hard drives are in bags PSU and DVD Drives are just out in the open. That alright? I'll ask him if he has any... I don't want to spend $10 on some though. I know that sounds horrible, getting all this free stuff, but I am super tight on money. Are there any alternatives??
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wal mart bag, then wrap in foil, then a couple more bags.

That would work but might be a hassle at the airport.
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If the cable fits, it'll work.

x1950 was a good card in its day. Still is decent. You're going to crossfire?
there's no way he's gonna crossfire on that board with only one PCIe slot...

dude, being cheap is one thing, I'm cheap as hell, but being stupid is another, get some antistatic bags so all the stuff you got (FOR FREE) aren't just paperweights when you get home...

if gaming isn't a priority right now don't go crazy with the processor and RAM, scale those back a little so you have some cash left over, if you aren't gaming only get 2GBs of RAM and you'll have some money for antistatic bags and other things you may need...
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