Can i use 1GB of 2700 with an Asus A8V?

i have a gig of it laying around and would like to throw it in something... my new pc gamer mag suggests that combo but when i look on the newegg site it says ddr3200....

i was gonna go with the 2700, the asus A8v and an amd 64 xp chip....
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  1. It will work, but it won't be as fast as PC3200...I'd recommend upgrading to PC3200 when you have the money. BTW - stick with an nForce chipset mobo. Epox 9NPA+ Ultra or Abit AN8 Ultra are both great boards.
  2. thanks.... and those boards will work with the amd 64? or should i just go with an amd xp. the system is for my buddy, he wants to keep the price down.... i have all this extra ram, i figure i'd build the system around it...
  3. They use the nForce4 Ultra chipset and accept s939 A64 CPUs.
  4. damn... i just looked at ram prices. he can get 1gb for $75. i havent been doing this in a while.... doooh!!!

    i'll just go with the pc3200.

    thanks for your help.
  5. What kind of vid card? AGP or PCIe? If you have an AGP card, then take a look at the Asrock 939Dual. Also s939 and takes both AGP and PCIe. This would allow you to use a current AGP card and then upgrade to PCIe when the money was available...
  6. i noticed the abit one uses ac97 audio.... do they have ones with the sound storm or am i dating myself again? also, can i use an agp vid card?
  7. Most of the onboard sound nowadays is good - not sure if sound storm is still floating around though...will have to look that one up.

    About the only board that FULLY supports AGP and PCIe is the Asrock that I linked above. There are s939 AGP boards, but the option for future PCIe is a true consideration. Do you have an AGP card that you're thinking about throwing in there? If you're buying a vid card, then go ahead and get PCIe...
  8. Quote:
    Most of the onboard sound nowadays is good - not sure if sound storm is still floating around though...will have to look that one up.

    About the only board that FULLY supports AGP and PCIe is the Asrock that I linked above. There are s939 AGP boards, but the option for future PCIe is a true consideration. Do you have an AGP card that you're thinking about throwing in there? If you're buying a vid card, then go ahead and get PCIe...


    i do not have a vid card currently. man, am i out of the loop..... can i post what im looking at and will you let me know if its ok?

    he wants to keep it ~$600


    :oops: :(
  9. well.... theres no way i can keep it close to $600. i may have to go with something like an asus a7n deluxe if i can find one. maybe a 2700+ xp and use that gig of 2700 ram i have.

    heres where i am....

    Antec Solution SLK1650B Black Steel ATX Mini Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply – Retail – 63

    GIGABYTE GA-K8N Pro-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard – Retail 110
    Bundled with
    BFG Tech BFGR78256GTCOD2 Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card – 350

    2 Rosewill 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory 35 ea

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor – Retail - 190

    thats ~$700 without a hd or dvd burner.
  10. As far as I can see it. Good video card with slow CPU. Or decent video card with good CPU. I rather have Good CPU with decent video. Mybe consider NV 6800GS, ATI X1600, ATI X800GTO for vidoe card.
  11. There's a recent thread about a below $500 PC. I specced a rig for about $573. Do a quick search for that thread. I have to get ready for work, but will post some more later. A couple of quick notes:
    1. You went high on the vid card - get an eVGA. There are some for around $270 and clocked as fast as the BFG - check Newegg.com
    2. Don't need SLI. Chaintech VNF4 Ultra for around $70
    3. 3200+ Venice should be around $160
  12. Here's the thread I was telling you about. It was in the Homebuilt section...Let me your questions in here.
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    Here's the thread I was telling you about. It was in the Homebuilt section...Let me your questions in here.


    Great.. you are still screwing up your link! :twisted:

    Here's the thread

    I'll cover your ass one more time ..
  14. Go edit and put a space after url=www.blablabla.com] your text description and it should work...
  15. No.. he needs the http:// thing..
  16. Don't you have a 39-foot tower to build!
  17. hehe... It's done already.. I did it today, because it was too cold to start the excavator..-25 celcius this morning .. so I did not went to work. It's going to be as cold tomorrow, so I will install it on the house.

    It is a single pole, extensible enough to reach the signal.. well.. I hope..

    So, in case you care about me being in the cold, I'm a strong canadian used to that kind of weather and it will be only 8 screw to install the whole thing.. I did it modular..
  18. :evil: :evil: Damn thing. 90% of the links i post will hose up if i put the HTTP:// in it and the rest will hose up if I don't put it in. :evil: :evil:
  19. well.. If you make them by hand, instead of using the button provided, you'll have much more succes..

    Nothing can beat the old way ..
  20. I DO make them by hand!
  21. use the button then...

    I don't know..maybe you're just not due to have your linkies right..

    Anyway, I'll keep going behind you fixing your mess as I did since you first posted... :twisted:
  22. wow.... ok guys... its gonna take me a bit to sift through all this. thanks for the replies!!!
  23. *grumbles*:mad:

    You're going to clean up after me?! SWEET! I'll have to make sure I keep you busy then...:shock: :twisted:
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