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Ramman
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2004-10-27T11:52:02Z
Your Corsair should OC fairly well. So if you plan on doing a small OC you should be fine.

Drop the 256MB 9600. It uses slower memory than the 128MB version. I would recommend the pro version or a FX5700 Ultra. If you can find a FX5600 Ultra go with that. It will easily OC to 5700 speed. If you plan on more than medium gaming, I suggest a 9800 or FX5900.

What PSU are you looking at? I suggest you read the PSU Basics thread in this section (sticky at top of page) for a better idea of what to get.

Don't forget case cooling. There are several good threads going in the Case/Cooling/Mod section with good ideas for proper cooling.
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2004-10-28T07:58:32Z
OK, I'm not going crazy. There was a question post I answered. I swear there was....
nuggin
2004-10-28T21:19:45Z
LOL

*pisses pants laughing*
yeah my bad.... tried to edit the post.... didn't work to well

but, i've gotten a better picture of my system

Xsonic Xtreme case(blue) (called Aspire Xdreamer II in the states i think?) (with 400W PSU)
Asus A8V Deluxe WiFi
Athlon64 3200+ (skt939 of course)
200gig SATA 8mb 7200rpm
Corsair 512mb TwinX PC3200XL
Pioneer 16X dual layer DVD writer
16Dvd-rom

CoolerMaster Aero7+
6 case fans (2 front 1 side intake, 2 rear 1 top exhaust)
Antec SmartBlue 350W

kinda worried about the PSU
not sure if it is enough
Jordan
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2004-10-29T09:22:50Z
You mentioned 2 PSUs there. The Antec is a far better choice for quality (like Ramman said look at PSU basics thread if you havn't already) but if you are overclocking 350W might be a bit weak, I'd recommend 400W quality brand.
jasfos
2005-01-01T19:12:14Z
Hi

I've just got a athlon 64 3500+ and an Asus a8v deluxe motherbaord and am having many problems.

- internal clock speed of only 1100?
- cannot get windows to recognise SATA hard drive at all.
- using a radeon 9800 very unstable.

what sort of speeds are you all getting.

I have all new drivers, have reformatted and done all I can think off.

I hope somebody can help

thanks

frustrated welsh bloke
Stonesfan
2005-01-02T12:42:47Z
First post of this thread (by Ramman) confused the sh*t out of me. I didn't get what he was talking about.
Stonesfan
2005-01-02T12:51:06Z
quote:

Originally posted by: jasfos
Hi

I've just got a athlon 64 3500+ and an Asus a8v deluxe motherbaord and am having many problems.

- internal clock speed of only 1100?
- cannot get windows to recognise SATA hard drive at all.
- using a radeon 9800 very unstable.

what sort of speeds are you all getting.

I have all new drivers, have reformatted and done all I can think off.

I hope somebody can help

thanks

frustrated welsh bloke


clock speed of 1100? SHould be around 2,2 Ghz I think. Check what your FSB is in your BIOS (don't just raise it, but give us the number, it could be too low (happend to me once all of a sudden I had an AMD 1200 instead of 2000)).

That SATA drive is a tricky [censored] with Win XP. I've had many troubles with that. You can solve it by running the WIN XP installation (boot from cd) and then hit "F6" or F3" (think it's F6, you need the first one that shows at the bottom of the screen (says something about SCSI drives)) Then you need to put in a floppy disk with drivers for your SATA controller (i've had big problems finding them on the ASUS cd, so I downloaded them from Abit :s:s:s Just search for it using google (if you can't find them on the ASUS cd) and the name of your motherboard chipset and type number, should be easy to find. After this it shouldn't give any problems.
jasfos
2005-01-02T14:03:15Z
thanks Stonesfan

You're right about the bloody SATA drive. My floppy disk drive does not work so can't use the F6 option. any more ideas?

Regards the speed using a utility I find the core speed at 1100.14 Mhz.

thanks for any advice matey.

Jas