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December 4, 2008 9:40:06 PM

i changed my mind with amd build. now i'd like to go with intel e8400 cpu with ddr3 memory. anyone care to help me config. a system please off of those two things. need mobo that supports ddr3 but without bios problems. heatsink & fan.psu.cool ass case. gpu. don't wanna spend a fortune either so keep that in mind.... i can get the cpu for about $160. i don't play games on so a budget card is fine. what about the g31 and p45 chipset . heard not good things abot g31..

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December 4, 2008 10:47:43 PM

Why not just go for DDR2? A decent P45 board and 4GB of DDR2-800 will be a great choice to go with an E8400.
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December 4, 2008 10:50:17 PM

ronnyrythm said:
i changed my mind with amd build. now i'd like to go with intel e8400 cpu with ddr3 memory. anyone care to help me config. a system please off of those two things. need mobo that supports ddr3 but without bios problems. heatsink & fan.psu.cool ass case. gpu. don't wanna spend a fortune either so keep that in mind.... i can get the cpu for about $160. i don't play games on so a budget card is fine. what about the g31 and p45 chipset . heard not good things abot g31..

thanks


Like CJL said, if saving money has any importance to you...go with DDR2. You won't get a performance boost from DDR3.
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December 4, 2008 10:53:57 PM

i can get a 700 system from cyberpower but then it should be cheaper to build myself. Right? wouldn't 3 channel higher freq. memory be better than dual channel lower freq.? think it would help. easiest most forgot about upgrade is the memory.
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December 4, 2008 11:09:47 PM

Motherboards for the E8400 don't support triple-channel memory, and it wouldn't help anyway. Higher speed doesn't normally help either. Your best bet would be to pick one of the dual-channel 4GB kits in this week's low-budget DDR2 shootout and a nice motherboard to go with it.
December 5, 2008 1:58:01 AM

Listen to these guys, Ron, they know what they are talking about. The only platform that supports triple channel memory on the desktop is Intel's new i7 on the x58 motherboards.

In your case, dual channel DDR3 is not going to give you any performance boost over dual channel DDR2.
December 5, 2008 2:53:18 AM

Considering 4GB DDR2-800 kits are like $40 now.....not to mention the "premium" youre gonna have to pay for a LGA775 DDR3 board (790i for example), its not worth it. At all.
December 5, 2008 12:46:04 PM

What is this pc going to be used for?
December 5, 2008 6:30:33 PM

i am gonna use it to burn,download,surf at the same time. games sometimes, i got a 360 for that. i can get a pc for around 700 that i like but i know then it should be cheaper if i build it . i do want to change a few things and any ideas from you all is helpful... i have always gotten amd.. but now i want the e8400 intel chip - thats the way i want to go this time, looks like a awesome cpu to work off of. i read up on the mobo and would like something better. ......i'm sure they do know what they are taking about, but if there are no mobo's supporting the e8400 , then why am i able to find them, why is it in the computer i would like to modify also. you can't just tell me that the memory is no better and not explain yourself to as why. its got to be better, why else make it and conytinue to advance in that technology just for no advancement in operation. makes no sense. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Mega_Infinity_6000_L...
December 5, 2008 7:32:34 PM

Well we all arent lyign to you thats for sure. There are enough links and threads and articles here and elsewhere that are about memory, I suggest looking them up and see for yourself.

Its your money, but nobody here wants to see you spend money on stuff that is pointless. Like LGA775 chips with DDR3 memory. Youll be suprised how much stuff is made that is pointless in the PC industry.
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December 5, 2008 10:39:37 PM

ronnyrythm said:
i am gonna use it to burn,download,surf at the same time. games sometimes, i got a 360 for that. i can get a pc for around 700 that i like but i know then it should be cheaper if i build it . i do want to change a few things and any ideas from you all is helpful... i have always gotten amd.. but now i want the e8400 intel chip - thats the way i want to go this time, looks like a awesome cpu to work off of. i read up on the mobo and would like something better. ......i'm sure they do know what they are taking about, but if there are no mobo's supporting the e8400 , then why am i able to find them, why is it in the computer i would like to modify also. you can't just tell me that the memory is no better and not explain yourself to as why. its got to be better, why else make it and conytinue to advance in that technology just for no advancement in operation. makes no sense. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Mega_Infinity_6000_L...


It sounds like you don't even know enough about harware to START this project, so PLEASE READ Toms Hardware Guide articles BEFORE you begin.

You'll find that:

DDR3 chipsets were developed for "Core 2" platforms because Intel wanted the memory to make it to the market prior to its Core i7 release. Core i7 is designed for DDR3.

Tom's has tested DDR2 and DDR3 many times and found no significant performance advantage in DDR3, when used with any Core 2 Duo.

If you simply can't believe that, go back to year 200 articles and examine the performance "advantage" of RDRAM on Pentium III's. There wasn't any, Intel was simply trying to get RDRAM on the market prior to the release of Pentium IV's.
December 6, 2008 1:59:23 AM

its not worth it price/performance, but in e8400 ocing, ddr3 would be much better than ddr2 800 because to actually get the potential of the e8400 you need more than 400FSB...
December 6, 2008 2:02:10 AM

4gb of ddr3 1600 7-7-7 1.9v =/-.2
4-4.2ghz at 144-1.45v under load - make sure its e0

asus p5q pro - if they have a ddr3 version? maybe a deal on x38 mobo? maximus formula?
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December 6, 2008 2:43:49 AM

V3NOM said:
its not worth it price/performance, but in e8400 ocing, ddr3 would be much better than ddr2 800 because to actually get the potential of the e8400 you need more than 400FSB...


You can get up to 600FSB with the right DDR2-800, by overclocking it to DDR2-1200. Since you cannot get a normal board to 600FSB under normal conditions anyway, it's way beyond what you really need.

Most DDR2-800 will hit 1066MHz. Most overclocking motherboards will go around 533FSB (give or take 15MHz). It's a good match.
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December 6, 2008 2:48:36 AM

dragonsprayer said:
4gb of ddr3 1600 7-7-7 1.9v =/-.2
4-4.2ghz at 144-1.45v under load - make sure its e0

asus p5q pro - if they have a ddr3 version? maybe a deal on x38 mobo? maximus formula?


How about E8400 at 9x500, DDR2-1000, using a cheapo P35 motherboard and DDR2-800?

What's the point of getting higher-rated parts if the CPU can't even go so far as 9x500? Just to find an excuse to spend more money for no more performance?
December 6, 2008 3:37:52 AM

show me a review of 800mhz DDR2 getting to 1200 without some ridiculous volts and timings.
December 6, 2008 3:45:32 AM

You cant justify DDR3 for a E8400 Venom. You cant.
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December 6, 2008 4:41:46 AM

V3NOM said:
show me a review of 800mhz DDR2 getting to 1200 without some ridiculous volts and timings.


Uh, d00d, it's been up all week. Don't tell me CAS 6 is rediculous at 1200MHz, it's the same delay time as CAS 4 at 800MHz and...get this...about the same as rated timings for DDR3-1333 CAS 7.

Not that he needs 1200MHz, since he won't be hitting 600FSB. Just as I said before, 9x500 is probably farther than he can push that CPU...and he only needs to reach DDR2-1000 to run 500FSB.
December 6, 2008 6:00:34 AM

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