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August 7, 2003 4:38:51 PM

Hi, I'm going to build a new computer for my uncle to replace his old Pentium Pro w/ 32mb of ram.

Specs
Pentium 4 2.6C HT 800mhz FSB
Corsair 2x256mb ddr PC3200 TwinX
Radeon9500 128mb
WesternDigital 80GB w/8mb cache
Gigabyte GA-8KNXP
Lit-on CD-RW 52/32/52 black
Antec Metallic Grey w/430watt true power
17" viewsonic flatscreen monitor
Creative 5.1 inspire
Logitech keyboard and mouse Wireless duo
Windows XP PRO Full

I'm wondering if the gigabyte motherboard will have any conflicts with the corsair ram. If anyone thinks I shouldn't get this motherboard Please tell me and give me a reason for it.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.


Gary Hendricks
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August 7, 2003 10:20:35 PM

If he is not really a PC enthusiast, I would just get the Intel 865PE board. It would probably be the most stable and he's not going to notice the slightly slower performance. If you're dead set on corsair, the abit boards (865 and 875) have been tested (by Abit) and confirmed to work fine with that ram. Those boards are very stable OC'ed, so running at stock speeds will not be a problem. I do know some people are having issues with that giga mobo and corsair ram. They are having to relax the timings a bit to get it to work. I have heard that Kingston hyperX works better with that board. Geil is supposed to work fine as well. Check on Gigabyte's web site and they will list all tested memory.
August 8, 2003 12:07:43 AM

I recomend the 865 too...it is the same speed if not faster than the 875...just look at the benchies...

If i put my k6 in a Ferrari it would be faster than your your pentium 4 or Athlon XP :tongue:
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