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March 12, 2003 12:51:44 AM

I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on my hardware setup...
Any hardware not listed is being carried over from an old system.

CHIEFTEC Server Chasis (Aluminum Workstation Tower with Plastic Front Cover) Blue w/acrylic window
Specifications:
Material:Aluminum/Plastic
Form Factor:ATX
Bays:4 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5"
Expansion Slots:7
Fans:2 Rear Mounted Fans
Power Supply:450W AMD approved Power Supply, Powered by Foxconn (Austin)
Dimensions:473 x 205 x 522 mm (D x W x H)

Gigabyte GA-8INXP, Intel E7205 chipset Socket 478 P4 ATX motherboard, 8XAGP, SATA+ATA133 RAID, , LAN, 6USB 2.0, Dual BIOS Retail
Specifications:
Supported CPU:Socket 478 for Intel® Pentium® 4 with HT Technology
Chipset:E7205 MCH - Intel® 82801DB ICH4
FSB:533/400 Mhz
RAM:D ual DDR200/266 ECC support - Max capacity: Up to 4 GB by 4 DIMM slots
IDE:2 x UDMA ATA 133/100/66 Bus Master IDE
SATA: 2 x Serial ATA Silicon Image Sil3112A chip
Slots:1 x AGP (8x) 5x PCI (2.2 Comp) 1x Dual Power System Slot
Ports:2xUSB2.0,1xLAN,1xLPT,2xCOM,2xPS2, and Audio Ports
Onboard Sound:Realtek ALC650E Audio AC'97 CODEC
Onboard LAN:Intel® 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet controller

ATI RADEON 9000 PRO 128MB DDR DVI/TV-out AGP 275/550MHz

Intel Pentium 4 2.4BGHz 512K 533MHz CPU Northwood P478 Processor Retail Box
Specifications:
CPU: Pentium 4 P4 2.4BGHz Northwood
Type: Northwood
Cache: 512K
BUS: 533MHz
Socket: P4 478

2 sticks of Crucial Micron 512MB 64x64 PC2100 DDR RAM, 184-Pin, CL=2.5-Unbuffered 2.5V, 6-Layers

2 Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM Hard Drive 8MB Model # 6Y080P0
Specifications:
Size: 80 Gigabytes
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA133
Seek time: <9ms
RPM:7200
Data Transfer: 133MB/sec
Cache:8MB

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March 12, 2003 6:02:48 AM

i think you should look into changing that RAM to something faster than 266Mhz especially if its only at CLK 2.5 ?!? For Crucial memory thats actually kind of odd... I personally like Pc2700 333Mhz DDR RAM @ CLK 2 but you may even want to look into PC3200 RAM @ CLK 2.5 ... the price differences are worth the performance boost.

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March 12, 2003 11:42:41 AM

I recommend you to get atleast CAS 2 PC2100 RAM for best performance.
If you plan to play much games a Radeon 9500 (Pro) is a much better choice.

My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dims when I turn it on :eek: 
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March 12, 2003 4:27:20 PM

Ok here. I've updated alittle... should i bother with this ram or is better to go with curcial 2.5cl? It's alittle over-budget, but i'm willing for better video. The mobo only supports ddr266. It's a dual channel board which'll get rdram-like performance. The case isn't really of concern... it comes with a 450watt foxcon psu, and a window wich meets my requirements... and it looks like it's easy to use. And the mobo also has ata133 raid as well as sata raid onboard... what do you all think?

CHIEFTEC Server Chasis (Aluminum Workstation Tower with Plastic Front Cover) Blue w/acrylic window
Specifications:
Material:Aluminum/Plastic
Form Factor:ATX
Bays:4 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5"
Expansion Slots:7
Fans:2 Rear Mounted Fans
Power Supply:450W AMD approved Power Supply, Powered by Foxconn (Austin)
Dimensions:473 x 205 x 522 mm (D x W x H)

Gigabyte GA-8INXP, Intel E7205 chipset Socket 478 P4 ATX motherboard, 8XAGP, SATA+ATA133 RAID, , LAN, 6USB 2.0, Dual BIOS Retail
Specifications:
Supported CPU:Socket 478 for Intel® Pentium® 4 with HT Technology
Chipset:E7205 MCH - Intel® 82801DB ICH4
FSB:533/400 Mhz
RAM:D ual DDR200/266 ECC support - Max capacity: Up to 4 GB by 4 DIMM slots
IDE:2 x UDMA ATA 133/100/66 Bus Master IDE
SATA: 2 x Serial ATA Silicon Image Sil3112A chip
Slots:1 x AGP (8x) 5x PCI (2.2 Comp) 1x Dual Power System Slot
Ports:2xUSB2.0,1xLAN,1xLPT,2xCOM,2xPS2, and Audio Ports
Onboard Sound:Realtek ALC650E Audio AC'97 CODEC
Onboard LAN:Intel® 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet controller

2 Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM Hard Drive 8MB Model # 6Y080P0
Specifications:
Size: 80 Gigabytes
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA133
Seek time: <9ms
RPM:7200
Data Transfer: 133MB/sec
Cache:8MB

SAPPHIRE ATI OEM RADEON 9500 PRO 128MB DDR DVI
Intel Pentium 4 / 2.53GHz Northwood 512K Socket 478 Processor 533MHz Processor Bus

2 sticks of Apacer 512MB DDR PC2100 RAM 32X8 Infineon Original Chipset CL=2 - OEM
184-Pin, DDR266
March 13, 2003 12:50:50 PM

Well the difference between CAS 2.5 and 2 can be 2-5%.

Looks like a good config now... will be pretty fast.

My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dims when I turn it on :eek: 
March 13, 2003 3:09:08 PM

Yeah. Upgrading to the 9500 PRO will make a big difference.

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March 13, 2003 3:31:48 PM

I don't beleive crucial has a ddr266 w/cas2. Definately not a 512mb module... at least i couldn't find it on their site.
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