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    Default Re: Memory recommendations

    I'm planning some overclocking on my system

    GA-P35C-DS3R
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    4*1Gb Crucial Ballistix PC6400

    I know that that Crucial doesn't work well on GA mobos and I'm going to but Mushkin instead, but should i choose PC 6400 or PC 8500?

    I tried some overklocking and managed to reach 3.5Ghz with raising the Vcore to 1.375.
    It was stable in Orthos about an hour and I stopped there, but I got some bsod's and harddrive failure later, but no big problem.

    I have some other issues but i hope they got solved when i get the new memorys!?

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    Well you may get crucial to work on your board, have you tried it yet? Some do get them to work fine.

    Hard drive failure? Do you have your PCI Express Set manually to 100? If not please do so.

    Well 6400 or 8500 is up to you, if you want to run high FSB over 450 or so and keep Ram at 1:1, then you may want to get 8500

    But both are the same if you buy the good models. They are both actually 6400 chips, just the 8500 is tested to run at higher speeds with looser timings. Both types would do 1066 or so with 555-18 timings

    I would say for your CPU 6400 is probably perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Well you may get crucial to work on your board, have you tried it yet? Some do get them to work fine.

    Hard drive failure? Do you have your PCI Express Set manually to 100? If not please do so.

    Well 6400 or 8500 is up to you, if you want to run high FSB over 450 or so and keep Ram at 1:1, then you may want to get 8500

    But both are the same if you buy the good models. They are both actually 6400 chips, just the 8500 is tested to run at higher speeds with looser timings. Both types would do 1066 or so with 555-18 timings

    I would say for your CPU 6400 is probably perfect
    I had PCI Express set to 101? I've been told so!?

    I'm having some other issues with my Crucial memorys, not stable when running 4-4-4-12@2.0V, no overclocking.

    You said earlier that i should buy Mushkin instead... :D

    But ok, I'll but the PC4600!

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    by the looks of that review ati is still flagging - even in crossfire it only wins over a single 8800 in a handful of tests

    don't get me wrong, i've always bought ati, but as soon as i did, there was always an nvidia card out as direct competition which was cheaper, performed better and didn't trip over as soon as see aa/af

    i bought a radeon x800 pro just before the release of half life 2. it ran the game well, well max everything at 1024x768 but not what you'd call value for money weighing in at 250 / $450

    then along came the nvidia 6800.

    i was going to keep the card at this upgrade still thinking it could hold its own!

    imo buying the absolute top line of any pc component always leaves you feeling a bit sick when a couple of weeks later the other leading brand comes up with something much better for less money.

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    Well 1011-110 is acceptable, I just thought maybe you had it on Auto. Which would make it way higher and possibly what caused your disk to mess up is what I was thinking.

    Ya, mushkins are better for sure!

    Sapphire only for me, but hey I am no gamer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quepos747 View Post
    I copy that Rooster. I'm aware of the 32 bit OS memory limitations. BTW, I'm pretty sure I'll go with the new 4650 ATI card for my graphic solution. I like the reviews I've read, the price, as well as the lower power draw and smaller form factor. Now I'm just trying to decide whether to go for a mobo w/2 16x pci-e slots to give me the option to double up and crossfire the pair should I get the gaming bug in the future. Will be making the call on all my components in the next day or so, so I can have everything waiting to me when I return stateside. I'll post my list of components so I can get any heads ups from the excellent and knowledgeable community here. You all have been *most* helpful. Thanks!
    So, here is the planned list of components for this build:

    1- Case= Antec Sonata Plus W/included 550W PSU (modular 80+)
    2- mobo= GA-EP45-DS3L
    3--Memory= Mushkin DDR2 800 2GB x 2 (the black ones #996580)
    4- Video Card= Radeon 4670 (either Sapphire if i can find it in stock;
    or Power Color, Asus, or HIS if I can't) Recommendations
    appreciated here! I don't do any gaming.
    5- HDD= Western Dig 640GB SATA 2 16 MB cache
    6- Sound Card=? I'll see what the onboard sounds like first. Recommendations appreciated her too. Preferably other than
    Creative. Music oriented card rather than gaming.
    7- Burner= Probably a pair of Pioneers or Samsungs. I've owned or used
    most of the first tier brands over the last few years, and the
    only lemon was a Plextor xx-708. Supposed to be the
    premium brand.
    8- Oh yeah, CPU= Intel E8500. Probably will switch stock cooling for
    Arctic Cooling Pro.

    I think that covers it, eh? Any further advice/recommenations will be appreciated. Thanks to all for the quality input.











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    Quote Originally Posted by quepos747 View Post
    So, here is the planned list of components for this build:

    1- Case= Antec Sonata Plus W/included 550W PSU (modular 80+)
    2- mobo= GA-EP45-DS3L
    3--Memory= Mushkin DDR2 800 2GB x 2 (the black ones #996580)
    4- Video Card= Radeon 4670 (either Sapphire if i can find it in stock;
    or Power Color, Asus, or HIS if I can't) Recommendations
    appreciated here! I don't do any gaming.
    5- HDD= Western Dig 640GB SATA 2 16 MB cache
    6- Sound Card=? I'll see what the onboard sounds like first. Recommendations appreciated her too. Preferably other than
    Creative. Music oriented card rather than gaming.
    7- Burner= Probably a pair of Pioneers or Samsungs. I've owned or used
    most of the first tier brands over the last few years, and the
    only lemon was a Plextor xx-708. Supposed to be the
    premium brand.
    8- Oh yeah, CPU= Intel E8500. Probably will switch stock cooling for
    Arctic Cooling Pro.

    I think that covers it, eh? Any further advice/recommenations will be appreciated. Thanks to all for the quality input.

    If you dont do any gaming the the GPU sounds fine to me, but if you spend the extra $30 or so and get a 4850 i guarantee you'll get into games just so you're not wasting it lol! For the sound card, the Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic is a good choice. And i'd actually recommend Asus DVD Drives... Not only are they cheap, but I've been using them for the last 3 years and never had a problem, although the Pioneers are always a great option
    NZXT Lexa BlackLine Case with Red LEDs
    Corsair TX-750 Modular PSU
    Gigabyte EP45-DS3P (BIOS F7)
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 3.73GHz (downclocked for the summer )
    OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU Heatsink
    2x 2GB Kingston HyperX RAM PC2-6400 @ 996MHz (4-5-5-15)
    3x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB HDD in RAID5
    2x HIS Radeon HD 4850 @ 745/1090 in CrossFireX
    2x ThermalTake DuOrb GPU Heatsink
    D-Link Super G PCI WLAN Adapter
    Asus Lightscribe 20x SATA II DVD-DL Burner
    Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro
    2x 22" LG W2252TQ-PF Widescreen LCD Monitor (YAY!! Finally got the second one!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quepos747 View Post
    1- Case= Antec Sonata Plus W/included 550W PSU (modular 80+)
    I'm a big fan of Antec PSUs. case should be solid.

    Quote Originally Posted by quepos747 View Post
    2- mobo= GA-EP45-DS3L
    Of course, a solid and frequently recommended board.

    Quote Originally Posted by quepos747 View Post
    3--Memory= Mushkin DDR2 800 2GB x 2 (the black ones #996580)
    You know by now that these are fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by quepos747 View Post
    4- Video Card= Radeon 4670 (either Sapphire if i can find it in stock;
    or Power Color, Asus, or HIS if I can't) Recommendations
    appreciated here! I don't do any gaming.
    I've had multiple Sapphires and can't complain. Hear good stuff about HIS and the ASUS cards seem to be very popular, but I couldn't say first hand.

    Quote Originally Posted by quepos747 View Post
    5- HDD= Western Dig 640GB SATA 2 16 MB cache
    Looking at this myself! Supposedly, it is about the fastest mass storage drive out there and the price is right.

    Quote Originally Posted by quepos747 View Post
    6- Sound Card=? I'll see what the onboard sounds like first. Recommendations appreciated her too. Preferably other than
    Creative. Music oriented card rather than gaming.
    Yeah, loved the sound of my last Creative but they are definately for gamers primarily, also hated the invasive driver install. Onboard is decent w/ GA boards, I would almost say hold off for now and see what you think, may save you some cash. I've been trying to convince myself that a $200.00 Azun Prelude is worth it but its not quite time for that yet lol. i hear MA Audio works well.

    Quote Originally Posted by quepos747 View Post
    7- Burner= Probably a pair of Pioneers or Samsungs. I've owned or used
    most of the first tier brands over the last few years, and the
    only lemon was a Plextor xx-708. Supposed to be the
    premium brand.
    The plextor I had was probably my most finicky drive ever as far as what brands of media it would tolerate. Use Pioneer myself now, and my only gripe is they seem to take longer than average to initially recognize a disc.

    Quote Originally Posted by quepos747 View Post
    8- Oh yeah, CPU= Intel E8500. Probably will switch stock cooling for
    Arctic Cooling Pro.
    Wolfdales rock pretty hard, and Arctic makes really good coolers, especially for the price.

    Last edited by Rooster45; 10-09-2008 at 08:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongwizard View Post
    if you dont do any gaming the the gpu sounds fine to me, but if you spend the extra $30 or so and get a 4850 i guarantee you'll get into games just so you're not wasting it lol!
    truth.

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    oh yeah... i almost forgot, is that the Caviar Blue 640GB HDD? (ie this one -> WD Caviar Blue 640 GB SATA Hard Drives ( WD6400AAKS )) if it is, ive gotta say, its a nice drive... you'll get an average read speed of about 80-85MB/s with that thing... good choice!
    NZXT Lexa BlackLine Case with Red LEDs
    Corsair TX-750 Modular PSU
    Gigabyte EP45-DS3P (BIOS F7)
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 3.73GHz (downclocked for the summer )
    OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU Heatsink
    2x 2GB Kingston HyperX RAM PC2-6400 @ 996MHz (4-5-5-15)
    3x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB HDD in RAID5
    2x HIS Radeon HD 4850 @ 745/1090 in CrossFireX
    2x ThermalTake DuOrb GPU Heatsink
    D-Link Super G PCI WLAN Adapter
    Asus Lightscribe 20x SATA II DVD-DL Burner
    Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro
    2x 22" LG W2252TQ-PF Widescreen LCD Monitor (YAY!! Finally got the second one!!)

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