if you get a brand name you should be alright, but i would highly recommend that you spend a few extra buck and get the Enermax 431 with dual fans. unbelievable power and the dual fans will REALLY help keep the dual cpu's cool. remember, its not just power you need to watch for with dualies, its also heat!
Ohhh that Enermax 431, I never heard of it. Actually I am not sure what casing they going to give me. They just told me its a 300 W case.
Hmm better check, what other more popular brand name beside that you mentioned is good. I am really blind when it come to casing. Before I don't even care, but this board made me realised how important cases really are.
BTW is 256MB enough to run dual with Win 2000 Pro ??
Yes, 256meg is enough, but you might as well double it (if you can), since it's so cheap and you're building a huge system anyway.
I'd recommend against using the 300w. You might be ok, but probabaly not. The CPU takes up more power than anything else in your case, so you would probably want to go with that 431w, like suggested. Or even dual 300w power supplies, but that's probably more hassle than you want to mess with.
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Hmmm, I think I will ring my supplier and asked them to upgrade it to 350 or 400.
Yeah I was planning to put more RAM on it, But since 256 is enough to run, I'll have to see what kind of performance I get with 256 first, If the performance is sluggish than I'll upgrade it to 1Gig or whatever the motherboard support.
Actually I might move the Geforce 3 to my Athlon. At the moment my Athlon spec is like this:
In terms of Gaming the Athlon will outperform the dual setup. Dual procs are only for heavy multitasking or apps that are designed to take advantage of them. The only games that take advantage of dual procs are Quake3 and Falcon4. There might be more but that's all that I have heard of.
So yes, I think your Athlon 1.4 with Win9x will outperform the dual procs with Win2k for gaming purposes. Slap the GeForce3 in there.
Thanks guys, I upgraded the PSU to 450W, for like $35, I didn't ask what the brand name was so I assumed its a generic one. They don't have the dual fan stuff
Another thing, they don't have the Gigabyte mobo, so they giving me that MSI mobo instead, though more expensive, from the review at Toms, it seems that mobo isn't very good Anyhow, I seems to have no choice Is there a patch or something that would make it at least run the Quake 3 stable ?
Anyway I think I am going to pull out the Geforce 3 and SB live and stick it into the Athlon. And put the Geforce 2 in that thing.
I'll used this Athlon for playing games and stuff, when its not rendering and Used that dual to do work.
Hehehe thanks guys
July 20, 2001 11:59:34 AM
I think that your 1.4 Ghz athlon will render faster then a dual P3 733.
This Dual P3 thing is a replacement for my computer that got stolen , so that's why I am getting it now. A year ago this dual system was pretty fast, but I think the 1.4 G Athlon will be a bit faster than the dual in rendering., But than again I can have both of them doing rendering at night .
MSI 694D Pro with out the Fire Wire. From Tom's review and other site review this mobo isn't very good, is there anyway I can fix the stability of this mobo, is it is unstable when I get them on Monday ?
I used to have this one
Gigabyte GA-6VXDC7 For some reason my supplier said this one is discontinued (
I might upgrade this Dual system to Dual Athlon, once they have a 2GHz Athlon 4 with Dual memory DDR bus like the nForce.
The MSI Pro2D is not all that bad. If you have questions about duallies check out <A HREF="http://www.2cpu.com" target="_new">2cpu.com</A>, read the forums, there are not a whole lot of problems listed with that board. In fact it's considered one of the better ones out there, but it is a little slow.