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Old 01-02-2010, 10:33 AM   #1
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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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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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