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    Question a little mobo question

    hi there, folks.
    i've got a question for ya:) i'm going to buy an Albatron PX865Pe Pro.
    now, i have an opportunity to buy a dual channel kit 2X256 TwinMOS ddr400 Winbond CH5 chips. do you have any idea if it'll work fine with the mobo?? i'm gonna get a celeron 2,66 mhz with the new pescott core too:)

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    Default Re: a little mobo question

    To answer your question, yes the motherboard has dual-channel capabilities.

    However, are you set on making these purchases? There's nothing wrong with the motherboard, and the RAM should do just fine, but getting a Celeron with a Prescott core is just a bad idea. For one thing, Celerons are just plain bad for their price. There are AMD processors that perform better than Celerons priced twice as high. The other thing is, Prescott sucks. A CPU with a Prescott core will actually have worse peformance than an equally-clocked Northwood processor in virtually all applications. Prescotts also run a lot hotter.

    Of course an Athlon 64 setup would make more sense unless you do video encoding anyway...

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    Default Re: a little mobo question

    hi, man. i'm talkin' about the new Celerons, Celron-D. haven't you read some reviews yet?? on a paper, they look just fine compared with AXP with equal performance rating. and they aren't twice as expensive. I also want an intel system but don't have credits for P4. i think that these Celerons aren't bad.

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    Default Re: a little mobo question

    Yes. The new Celeron's seem to be quite good, unlike the craptacular ones we've seen thus far. The Prescott core Celeron's are actually pretty competitive for their price.

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    Default Re: a little mobo question

    Have I read any reviews? Just these:
    http://techreport.com/reviews/2004q3...n/index.x?pg=1
    http://www.techwarelabs.com/reviews/processors/sempron/
    http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=2139
    http://www.hothardware.com/viewartic...leid=559&cid=1
    http://www.sudhian.com/showdocs.cfm?aid=574
    http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20040728/index.html

    I'll admit the D line of Celerons is just about on-par with socket A equivelents, but it's not even close with Semprons. Semprons are out and should be in stores and online retailers very soon (if they aren't yet). To quote the Anandtech article:
    If we bought a Celeron system, we would be getting lower performance for 7.5% more money. This percentage would be even higher if we didn't test with such an expensive video card. Of course, we can't really make statements about system performance with lower end video cards when it comes to games. Business applications, however, are much less affected by video card choice. We could go with integrated graphics or even a $60 video card. We would spend less than $400 on a Sempron system, saving 10% over a Celeron 335 system.

    Or we could look at it from another perspective. Rather than building a cheaper Sempron 2800+ system, we could build a Sempron 3100+ system and get a huge performance leap at the same price point. Maybe we've run the "Sempron is a better value than Celeron" into the ground, but the numbers just don't lie.
    But if your convinced on going with Intel, a Celeron system won't be too bad. At the very least you can later upgrade it to a P4.

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