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Thread: Need help on witch chipset/memory type to use with P4.




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    If i use a northwood 2 ghz processor on a, let's say asus board.
    Would rambuss give me a boost in performance vs ddr memory?
    And if so, how mutch more? The price is quite different to i've seen. And can someone explain the difference in: Sis645, i845e, and i850. Theese are the different chipsets I assume. I'm going to use the computer for gaming and movie encoding etc and maybe i overclock the system to. In your opinion and knowledge, witch chipset is the best for my needs, and what kind of memory shell I use with the different kinds of chips? I do not no every kind of memory whitch is sold on the market nowadays sutch as rambus and all the different kinds of ddr. If someone has the time and possibility please explain this to me... /Thx

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    Check this comparison out, http://www.xbitlabs.com/mainboards/p4-533-chipsets/ ;)
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    RDRAM (RAMBUS) will give better performance, but a lot of folks have gone away from it because DDR offers good performance as well without the high entry fee.

    SiS645 - This one has been getting very mixed reviews. I'd stay away from it.

    Intel i845 - DDR based Intel chipset that offers very good stabilty and can also give you some very sweet overclocking capabilities. A lot of folks running Intel based systems are using this chipset. Just make sure to check out some reviews and get one that offers some good O/C options in the BIOS.

    Intel i850 - RDRAM based Intel chipset that offers great stability and speed. But as a rule, the i850 chipset boards are very poor overclockers. If you want sheer number crunching performance, then you'll do well. If you plan on playing a bit, then look elsewhere.

    Something else to consider are boards based on the newer SiS648 chipset. Cameron Johnson (our main motherboard reviewer) seems to think that this one may actually be a winner. Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming review of a mainboard based on this chipset to see if the numbers add up.
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    Ok, thank you all for your time, i have found this asusboard,
    "ASUS P4T533-C i850E" (Even thought you told me about poor oc abilitys with i850) i think i will run it with a
    Nortwood 2,26 Ghz, 533 Mhz bus. If i order this setup what is the memory i should use for best performance, Pc1066?
    Conesidering that i'm using a celeron 1300 as we speak i would gain quite mutch in my benchmarks with this right?
    This is a great forum to use, i've learned very mutch from you guys out there who is kind enought to help all of us "beginners".

    /Thx

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    And what do "sheer number crunching performance" mean?
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    We were all "beginers" once but yes the performance over what ya presently have will be noticable in a lot of things. ;)
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    Thanks Wiggo you da man! Do you think I would be able to break the 10k in 2001SE???

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    [b]And what do "sheer number crunching performance" mean?
    The actual amount of data that can be passed for memory to CPU and back again. ;)
    [b]Do you think I would be able to break the 10k in 2001SE?
    If ya couldn't break 11k I'd be wonderin' what's wrong. :D
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    REALLY??? 11K??

    THATS JUST CRAZY!!!

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    So, is pc1066 the kind of memory i should or "must" choose to use with that Asus mobo?

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