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January 30, 2010 7:15:35 PM

Just learnt that you lose everything you've written when you don't select a Sub category.

Hello, I am a software developer and an urgent issue forced me to upgrade to an AGP HD3850.

I now don't want to chuck that legacy AGP card when I upgrade so I was looking at a Conroe865pe

So I need AGP, many core (quad) support, 4Gb RAM and SSD potential. The board above should do it - the SSD just about pushing the boundaries of SATA1.

Am I right in thinking the board above will run a quad core?? Does anyone have any better ideas/boards??

The 4CoreDual SATA2 is limited to 2Gb RAM, which is not enough.

Thanks, Luke

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January 31, 2010 12:25:39 AM

Luke, there are folks who done some mods to the 4core to run 4 gb DDR2 800. I've seen several posts on it - you'll have to look for them as at least one walks thru the steps to allow the bigger DDr2's.

January 31, 2010 5:53:15 PM

Thanks that's sort of reassuring. I had noticed when people put their rig specs under their names some had configurations that betrayed the spec sheets.

I don't find the information as easy to come by as I do for programming where there are blogs and extensive articles written for people of all abilities.

In my own blog, http://www.lukepuplett.com, I can spend a couple of days putting together diagrams and copy for the greater benefit of the community, I'm sure such things exist in the world of extreme hardware performance, but I just don't know where to look yet.

Luke
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