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Akumu X

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For the future (not too distant) what's a good performer/oc'er mother board?
and can anyone tell me what size my mobo is? ATX? the case is a mid-tower...by the way I want the future mother to support DDR and of course ATA100 for the HD I got.
Also..price isn't TOO much of an object...but keep it resonable. ^_^
By the by...what's a "raid setup" ? sounds interesting.

Thanks fellas...
 

Tachyon

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Akumu X (Mar 26, 2001 12:53 p.m.):
For the future (not too distant) what's a good performer/oc'er mother board?
and can anyone tell me what size my mobo is? ATX? the case is a mid-tower...by the way I want the future mother to support DDR and of course ATA100 for the HD I got.
Also..price isn't TOO much of an object...but keep it resonable. ^_^
By the by...what's a "raid setup" ? sounds interesting.

Thanks fellas...

I'm not overly impressed with DDR at this stage...if you are sold on getting one I recommend the IWill board and either Corsair or Mushkin DDR.

RAID=Redundant Array of Independent Disks. The most common IDE configurations are:

RAID 0 - (2 or more drives are configured as one {2 20GB =1 40GB} using a method known as "striping". It allows data to be read to all drives in the array simultaneously (each drive gets part of the file) making for speedy "bursty" data transfers.

RAID 1 - The primary hard drive is duplicated on another hard drive (mirroring). If the primary drive fails, you swap drives and are back in business.

RAID 0+1 is also available.

I hope this helps! :)

Terry
 
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Akumu X

Akumu X

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Thanks man...I like DDR just because SDRAM is going going......save PC133 right?
RAMBUS is for ****. So that leaves DDR or PC150.
That and isn't the new Athlon C T-Bird 1.33 a 266? I
Oh well...
 

Yomama

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Akumu X (Mar 26, 2001 03:48 p.m.):
Thanks man...I like DDR just because SDRAM is going going......save PC133 right?
RAMBUS is for ****. So that leaves DDR or PC150.
That and isn't the new Athlon C T-Bird 1.33 a 266? I
Oh well...

No it's 266/2=133.

I agree that the DDR so far does not show too much of an advantage over SDRAM, in particulr not if you consider that SDRAM may be o/ced higher than DDR.

Please read my post here: http://forums2.overclockers.ws/forums/UltraBoard.cgi?action=Read&BID=4&TID=4208&SID=50276

Yo
 
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With the current price situation in the memory wolrd, I would think twice about spending the extra money on motherboard and DDR memory that still has a bit of R&D needed.
Good PC133 memory is costing about half that of DDR and the motherboards are another $50.00+.
I'd wait until they get the DDR straightened out before I'd help them R&D it at my expence
I'd recomend the any of the current crop of boards with the KT133A chipset. ASUS, ABIT etc, they all seem to be enjoying quite a bit of success.
 

Tachyon

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Akumu X (Mar 26, 2001 08:21 p.m.):
ok PC133 it is KT133A huh? sounds good to me cheif.
so where does PC150 enter into all of this?

You can get PC150 (make sure it's CAS 2 at 150) or quality PC133 CAS2.

The answer to your Tolkien line is Gandalf :)

Terry