I find it odd to note that things like the memory sockets were color coded. I'm in the process of an upgrade and I want to ensure lowest cost with longest potential upgrade paths. I'd consider board with 800/533/400 FSB and a low end proc with a range of DDR support so that I can buy low end RAM and Proc and when P5 emerge upgrade to the 3.2 Ghz CPU and dual highspeed DDR.
So my question is. Does the color coding on the memory socket indicate non Dual Channelled memory configs? I'm running a PIII600E (100 Mhz FSB) so any jump to the P4 platform is a significant boost. So a 2.0 or 2.2 Ghz P4 with a non Dual channel DDR config I would consider as significant gains for way less dollars. Then after the P5 is released and the 3.2 HT procs drop in price I would upgrade to both Proc and Memory but not mainboard.
Questions comments and concerns... All welcome
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P5 which has not been named by Intel. Prescott 3.4 Ghz will be released on 26 Oct. All P4C's will drop in price.
I bought P4 2.4C with Abit IS7 Mobo. $175 for Cpu $109 for Mobo. Prices may have gone down a bit since I ordered mine.