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    Member james.miller's Avatar
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    im getting me a new amd cpu

    well, actually sombody is going to buy me one wont cost me a penny! hehe

    anyway, the question is. what do i get? hes already offerend to get me a xp2400+ (around 150). but i dont know what stepping it will be.
    so, do i
    a) let him buy me the 2400+ and mabey get an ATI radeon 9500 next month
    or
    b) get a lesser chip and the radeon at the same time?

    is it worth the chance of getting the 2400+ right now, and what are the worst steppings doing? remember im pretty limited (actually totally limited) as to what multipier i can use (i cant adjust the multi with a k7s5a) so the higher multi of the 2400+ is preferable. and, as im not actually paying anything for it, i dont mind taking the chance as long as i can get a respectalbe o/c out of it
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    E2160 @ 2.7ghz | Thermaltake The Orb cooler | Asus p5w-dh | 4Gb DDR-II pc6400| 1.00Tb of WD AAKS storage | Asus Xonar D2| 360 HD-DVD drive
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    i thought that the new tbred 2100's were getting extremely good results. there is an article on the front page like a week ago. check that out. also how are u so lucky to have ppl buying u expensive toys. lol

    --jason

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    Member james.miller's Avatar
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    after the problems ive had over the last week, and the fact that ive fixed this guys pc no end of times, i think i deserve it lol

    anyway with this mobo i have very limited options. also, the 2100+ t/bred's that i have seen have all been aiucb's which arnt so great. so in that respect, the 2400+ would be better for me (also allowing for a higher o/c when i get a new mobo)

    i wont be able to aford the grpaihcs card this month, but when i get it, they should make one heck of team.
    The HTPC

    E2160 @ 2.7ghz | Thermaltake The Orb cooler | Asus p5w-dh | 4Gb DDR-II pc6400| 1.00Tb of WD AAKS storage | Asus Xonar D2| 360 HD-DVD drive
    Pioneer bd204 bluray sata drive | Corsair HX620w PSU | BFG GeForce 8800GTX | Silverstone SST-LC17b
    | 22" dell e228wfp | 40" 1080p SONY 40w2000

    ONKYO TX-SR805 | bi-amped mission m71i fronts | eltax center & bipolar rears
    2x 12" custom built subwoofers powered by a denon pma-100m | PS3 with linux and a 250gb 3.5" internal drive | Nintendo wii



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    I think, since you don't have an Nforce2 board, it's a wise choice to get something with a high default multiplier. Go for the 2400.

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    Member james.miller's Avatar
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    yeah that was what i was thinking. dont the nfoce2 boards unlock all of the multi's? in which case if/when i get one, it would be a win/win situation
    The HTPC

    E2160 @ 2.7ghz | Thermaltake The Orb cooler | Asus p5w-dh | 4Gb DDR-II pc6400| 1.00Tb of WD AAKS storage | Asus Xonar D2| 360 HD-DVD drive
    Pioneer bd204 bluray sata drive | Corsair HX620w PSU | BFG GeForce 8800GTX | Silverstone SST-LC17b
    | 22" dell e228wfp | 40" 1080p SONY 40w2000

    ONKYO TX-SR805 | bi-amped mission m71i fronts | eltax center & bipolar rears
    2x 12" custom built subwoofers powered by a denon pma-100m | PS3 with linux and a 250gb 3.5" internal drive | Nintendo wii



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    Member maxima88's Avatar
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    Why don't you have him buy you a new nforce mobo to go with that XP2100 tbred B. That would be a great combo.
    Athlon II Phenom Deneb II X4 B45 @ 3.906ghz 252X15.5
    Asus M4N98TD Evo
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    2x9600gt SLI
    2x320GB WD SATA 7200rpm
    Zalman 9500A LED Cooler


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    Member james.miller's Avatar
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    hmmmm interesting...........
    The HTPC

    E2160 @ 2.7ghz | Thermaltake The Orb cooler | Asus p5w-dh | 4Gb DDR-II pc6400| 1.00Tb of WD AAKS storage | Asus Xonar D2| 360 HD-DVD drive
    Pioneer bd204 bluray sata drive | Corsair HX620w PSU | BFG GeForce 8800GTX | Silverstone SST-LC17b
    | 22" dell e228wfp | 40" 1080p SONY 40w2000

    ONKYO TX-SR805 | bi-amped mission m71i fronts | eltax center & bipolar rears
    2x 12" custom built subwoofers powered by a denon pma-100m | PS3 with linux and a 250gb 3.5" internal drive | Nintendo wii



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    The nForce2 unlocks all the mutlis and lets you raise the FSB as high as you want, so it's defenitely the mobo to buy, eventually.

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    I also have full multiplier control with my Kd7, I was running a 2400+ and had the multi's up to 17 and as low as 10 so I would say it has full access, also the board performs very well with the Kt400 chipset and is very reasonably priced.

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