Thanks for the advice.
I'm not here to argue, but I do have some questions about your response.
I will start by stating that I know exactly nothing about the new technology-hell I don't know anything about the old technology.
The PIII is only 550mhz. I would think that a 1.8ghz CPU would win the race everytime?? Educate me, please. Tell me why the Celeron is junk.
The FSB between the 2 boards is ungodly. I'd be going from a 100mhz FSD Socket 370 to a 800/533mhz Socket 478 board. I have no idea why there are 2 numbers listed for the board I want. Whats the 800mhz mean? Is that FSB on the northbridge? And the533mhz? Whats that mean? Is it southbridge specs? Or have I got it backwards? Or have I not got it at all?
To me; and again, I don't really know squat about this stuff; it would seam that my speeds would be more than TRIPLE over what I'm running (crawling
) with right now. The board bus speeds are over 4 times the speed of my current board and the CPU at 1.8ghz compared to a PIII at 550mhz is no race at all---------at least on paper. But if the Celeron is junk-- then please elaborate.
I've been reading a lot for a couple weeks about this stuff. I had gathered that the Athalon 64 were super top end and very new to the market. Something about internet and beta-- cause they are TOOOOO fast. I dunno-but I'd decided to stay away from the newest top-of-the-line stuff. Too much $$$ and not really necessary for my application.
Is the board at least decent? Will my nVidia gForce graphics card just plug into a PCI slot and run? What about the Ram I listed. DDR400 PC3200? Is it decent for the board?
Recommend a specific CPU?
Thanks very much for your time.