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 Post subject: need help with ocing comp
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:33 pm 
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Hi. Im thinking about building a ocing comp. Im not really looking for the best stuff and I dont want to spend a fortune on this either. Every computer Iv had so far has been a Intel so I am pretty familiar with them but im also willing to try amd's cpus. Please reply on what you think I should get or some tips on ocing.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:26 am 
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if you want to oc and spend much, AMD XP ro mobile XP is your route. theyre cheap and oc pretty well.
then your gonna need a nice ocing mobo like abit or asus. they have been known to be stable for ocing, more the abit though.
then your gonna need some nice ram, like 1 gig of corsair, OCZ or mushkin(think i spelled that right).


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 8:18 pm 
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Alright this is the system im thinking of getting:
AMD Athlon XP 3200 400MHz FSB, 512K Cache Processor
Im sorta having trouble finding a mobo but heres where im leanin towards now, the Asus A7N8X Deluxe Rev 2.
I dont know alot about ram for amd mobos either but iv been lookin at ballistix for my Intel comp. Does amd memory require it to be buffered for something?
video card: im not sure if I should get a 9800 pro or spend more and get a 6800.
For my hard drive i was thinking of the raptor 74 10k drive. Is it worth it to make it a RAID and get one more?
Also 1 more thing, Should i go water cooling or fans? I was thinking about getting the resorator 1 but i heard that it has some problems with leakage.

Thanks
any info would be appreciate :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 8:34 pm 
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Ok, i suggest you get a 2500+ barton as it'll overclock [easily] to 3200+ speeds.

This way, you can spend the extra money towards a 6800nu.

The A7N8X deluxe board is a very fine board, so i suggest that one, or an ABIT NF7-S motherboard.

To answer your question, Athlon XP systems do not require registered/buffered memory.

I would go for AIR cooling as watercooling is expensive, and a potential PITA (pain in the ass) to you [and your components].

Here's a recent thread about RAID0

I would just recommend a raptor drive + a drive for backup/storage duties.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:04 pm 
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ocnoob wrote:
I would go for AIR cooling ...


What kinda of air cooling would you reccomend?

Right now I have a CoolerMaster Copper HSF 3000rpm fan on my 2100+ with no oc'ing. If I decide to get that 2500+ Barton would my current hsf be adequate for those higher oc'ing speeds?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:21 pm 
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Hambone wrote:
ocnoob wrote:
I would go for AIR cooling ...


What kinda of air cooling would you reccomend?

Right now I have a CoolerMaster Copper HSF 3000rpm fan on my 2100+ with no oc'ing. If I decide to get that 2500+ Barton would my current hsf be adequate for those higher oc'ing speeds?


The stock hsf that comes with a retail barton 2500+ is adequate enough. since it seems that you have a hsf that is better than retail, then I would assume that it will cool just as well, or better.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2004 2:22 pm 
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Thanks for the reply! That's good to know!

Hehe, man, i'm learning alot from you guys. ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:53 pm 
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would just recommend a raptor drive + a drive for backup/storage duties.


So I would be making a RAID1? To do this i would set the raptor as the 1st drive and lets just say a 250gb hard drive in the 2nd?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:59 pm 
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I think RAID1 actually hurts performance, but im not too sure about this.

i would recommend just having winxp/games/other stuff on the raptor, and backup files/music/video/storage on the other drive.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 3:46 pm 
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RAID 1, properly implemented, can make a dramatic increase in read performance. Not all cards/controllers achieve this.

Write performance should stay just about the same.


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