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    Hello everyone

    This is my first post here, I'm normally at the Whirlpool forums.

    Anyway my question is. I am thinking of getting an AMD system.

    At the moment I am looking at an XP2000+ with the GA-7VAXP. A little run down on it.

    Northbridge : VIA KT400
    Southbridge : VIA 8235
    VIA 8X V-Link architecture (533MB/s)
    VIA VT6306 IEEE1394 controller
    Super I/O : ITE IT8705F
    Smart I/O : Winbond Smart@IO
    Promise PDC20276 ATA 133 RAID controller
    Raeltek 8100BL Ethernet 10/100Mb LAN controller
    AC97 Realtek ALC650 6-channel sound Chip
    Dual BIOS

    Now I am not sure which ram I should go for with this mobo and CPU. Another thing, is there a great diffrence if I went to the THOROUGHBRED AMD chips.

    Thanks

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    I have that particular board. It is very nice and will support up to the 2800+ procs. You will be happy with it if you buy it. Only $113 aty www.newegg.com which has great service. :thumb:
    New Sig soon, old one was way outdated.

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    hey thanks for the quick reply. At the moment in Australia that mobo is around $270 so a bit mroe expensive to our friends in the US but still worth it in my views with the onboard firewire.

    So the max that board will take is a 2800xp+? Just want to make sure, reading reviews on here as well, is it worth to spend the extra and get pc2700 ram? or will 2100 be fine.

    I'm looking at a system that will last a little while and only add more ram and HD space later on

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    The barton procs will prolly be able to run on it as well, it depends on what the FSB is. It depends on the RAM. How much more is it to buy the 2700? But if you are running XP try and get a 512mb stick as it can run at faster timings...
    New Sig soon, old one was way outdated.

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    2700 isn't much at all, I was looking at a 512mb stick from kingston or kingmax, both same prices here.

    Now, how about pc3200? I notice you are using it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pga1234
    I have that particular board. It is very nice and will support up to the 2800+ procs. You will be happy with it if you buy it. Only 3 aty www.newegg.com which has great service. :thumb:
    Whatever happen to you getting the At7-MaX2?

    You should be fine with 2700 getting 3200 with the 2800+ would be like me and my 2700 with my 2000+...you get very lil performance not even close to noticing. Back then i just wanted the best but i did not need all...even though i am glad i did...since the new AMD's are coming with a FSB increase...512MB is the sweet spot like WiGGo says...i have a GiG of the PC2700 and it not much difference.
    - Damien

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    seings 2800+ is the highest (paper) released chip that is all they put as compatiable, newer bios update will extend it's capabilaties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SegiY
    seings 2800+ is the highest (paper) released chip that is all they put as compatiable, newer bios update will extend it's capabilaties.
    He is ^^ right...
    - Damien

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    ahhh that's good to know, thanks for the info guys.

    at the moment I'm thinking pc2700ram one 512mb stick on the mobo i mentioned and a 2000XP+, see how prices go in a year time and upgrade the cpu and put more ram in.

    thanks again

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    Thats would be the best way to go as of now...thats what i plan to do...i am using the Abit KX7-333R and have 2700 so when those 2800+ come out i'll flash my bios and pop it in!
    - Damien

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