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  1. #1
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    New motherboard/memory

    Hi you all out there

    I'm thinking of buying a new motherboard, processor and memory...

    The processor would probably be a XP2600+/XP3000+...

    Got any tip on a good motherboard / memory?

    I have a GF4 TI4200 128 mb Albatron graphic card and hercules fortissmo III...

    Thankful for any tip you can give me

    /Eedo
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    Hello Eedo...you´r very welcome the forums.

    About the mobos.... I would say go for either Epox 8RDA+ or Abit NF7-S v1.2. And couple them with either Corsair PC3200-3500(if money is not a problem) or TwinMos 3200-3700.

    You can´t go wrong with any of those hardwares.
    Personally I would go NF7-S v1.2 and TwinMos PC3700.

    Good Luck...!!!!
    Push It To The Limit

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    Ohh, cool... Thanks... :)

    How's the cooling on those things (processors)... Which is the best? Water/fan??

    Any tip on a good and silent case with a powerfull, but silent powersupply?

    *lots of questions* :)

    /Eedo :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eedo
    Ohh, cool... Thanks...

    How's the cooling on those things (processors)... Which is the best? Water/fan??

    Any tip on a good and silent case with a powerfull, but silent powersupply?

    *lots of questions*

    /Eedo
    If you go AIR cooling then slk800 is the best better even then the slk900

    and for water cooling then thats the absolutly the best (next to Phase change thats evenbetter but a bit pricey) and water cooling can be expensive if you wana cool a lot of things (it can be ceept unexpensive to just cool the CPU on water and maby your graphic card)

    the cheapest way is always AIRcooling but Watercooling is superiur in effectivness.

    A good PSU is Q-TEC 550w sells for 666kr at komplett.se then U can go more expensive Antec troupower series is good and so are enermax series.

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    Instead of buying an expensive 2800+ or a 3000+ I would recommend an XP 1700+ thoroughbred "B" and do some simple overclocking. The money you are spending today on buying a 3000+, you can save for 6 months and then upgrade to a better model.
    In that way you can buy 5-6 cpus and continously upgrade your system with the same money. 8)

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    I am about to upgrade my mobo/cpu/ram in the very near future and have decided to go with the XP 2100+ TBred B and EPoX 8RDA (the 8RDA+ isn't available in Australia as yet).

    I have recently advised a mate to buy the same and to my jealousy, he bought them. He is only using the stock HSF that come with the 2100+, only he has lapped it and used thermal paste. He is running 40deg C idle and not much over that at load even overclocked at 13 x 166, which is stock 2700+. He is only using 1.65v core, which is only .05v over stock, but the same as the higher TBred B's, so effictivly that is stock. He is happy with this at the moment and really has no need to go higher. I think he is saving up for some DDR400 so RAM won't be an issue if he goes any higher.

    If those results aren't convincing enough, I don't know what is!
    Intel Celeron 850 || Gigabyte 6VM7A+ || Chaintech 128mg GeForce4 ti4200 AGP8x || 256mg 128mg PC133 || 40gig Seagate 5400rpm || 40x12x48 LiteOn ReWriter || 52x SONY CDROM || 10/100M Realtek NIC

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    Quote Originally Posted by poeee
    I am about to upgrade my mobo/cpu/ram in the very near future and have decided to go with the XP 2100+ TBred B and EPoX 8RDA (the 8RDA+ isn't available in Australia as yet).

    I have recently advised a mate to buy the same and to my jealousy, he bought them. He is only using the stock HSF that come with the 2100+, only he has lapped it and used thermal paste. He is running 40deg C idle and not much over that at load even overclocked at 13 x 166, which is stock 2700+. He is only using 1.65v core, which is only .05v over stock, but the same as the higher TBred B's, so effictivly that is stock. He is happy with this at the moment and really has no need to go higher. I think he is saving up for some DDR400 so RAM won't be an issue if he goes any higher.

    If those results aren't convincing enough, I don't know what is!
    nice!!

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    Nice indeed! AMD No.1! AMD No.1!
    Intel Celeron 850 || Gigabyte 6VM7A+ || Chaintech 128mg GeForce4 ti4200 AGP8x || 256mg 128mg PC133 || 40gig Seagate 5400rpm || 40x12x48 LiteOn ReWriter || 52x SONY CDROM || 10/100M Realtek NIC

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    I have a 2100+ t-bred-b AIUHB 0305 y/w, does 2100 Mhz on stock voltage of 1.60 and 2500 Mhz at 2.1 v-core.(aint water great) Am running at 2400 Mhz now and is the normal sertting a 1.85 v-core, 8rda+ at 200 x 12, mem settings maxed on OCZ 3500 EL in dual channel, wouldn't even consider paying that kind of money on the newer processor's, not worth it, have a few 1700+'s a jiucb that needs lots of v-core to do 2100 Mhz, 2.1 to be exact, and an older 1700+ t-bred-a that is running stock at the monent in a shuttle ss40g, that will do 1900 Mhz. on a real board. So basically am saying that either get a 1700+ newest week you can find and the same with the 2100+ or a know good overclocker week and a decent hsf and you should be rockin. The new 1700+'s come with 1.50 default v-core on week 0308 and newer and are getting to 2300 on air, have seen, 0309 being the best choice and better chance with it for those speeds. Amd is really rocking out some decent yeilds these days.

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    Thank you for all the info guys ...


    Since we got into overclocking... Have anyone any idea how to overclock my -ooold- AMD ThunderBird 900 Mhz??

    My computer is a:
    AMD ThunderBird 900 Mhz [as you can se 3 rows up]
    ABIT KT7A-RAID
    384 MB SDRAM CAS 2
    Albatron GF4 TI4200 128 MB DDR
    3 x 80 Gb WesternDigital
    AOPEN HX08 case
    Alpha cooling for the CPU


    That's about it, exept the cd-rom, cd-writer, floppy...

    /Eedo
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    900's were usually dogs, throw a 1700+ JIUHB newest week you can get your hands on and give it a go, there the cheapest amd xp cpu out there and you should notice the difference.

    The 900 can be pushed as others, buy upping your fsb, you could also close the 4 L1 bridges on your cpu with a no. 2 hb pencil (don't cross connect them) and get control of the mutipliers, this way you could run a higher bus and a lower multiplier than default and increase the performance noticably. I believe your board is a kt133a, remember waiting eagerly for that one, owned, the asus, abit and msi from that chipset, think also had an a-open in that round too, been awhile not sure now was many BOARDS ago :P.

    Here's a good faq on your board: http://www.sudhian.com/showfaqs.cfm?fid=7

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