I'm wondering what you guys would consider to be the best model of AMD 1800+ is for gaming. I've never purchased a processor alone so I'm not even sure if there ARE different models of AMD. I apologize in advance just in case!
Athlon is not bad CPU. Anyway, for the money you'll spend for Athlon CPU, you might buy a P4 system.
It's important to buy a good mobo too. It's better to get one with Intel 845G or SiS648 chipsets. I'd advise you to grab Asus, but you may try with Soyo's newest mobo, or Gigabyte, MSI, Abit.
Equip your system with a lot of fast DDR too. It should be AT LEAST DDR266, better DDR 333, and if you could buy 512MB DDR 400, it will be great.
If you haven't got enough money, buy a bit slower CPU with stable and upgradeable mobo. Later you may change with faster CPU.
Anyway, for the money you'll spend for Athlon CPU, you might buy a P4 system
P4 systems are noticably more expensive than an equalvalant AXP machine....unless you know of a dealer that sells P4's at huge discount...
this is why you buy a lower clocked P4 (1.6a for example) and overclock it to beyond 2ghz...
It's better to get one with Intel 845G or SiS648 chipsetsp
i agree...that is if you're going the ddr route rather than the rdram route...and if you're willing to pay the extra premium for the useless graphics of the 845g...and if you can find an asus (msi, gigabyte, abit or soyo) board with the sis648 chipset.
It should be AT LEAST DDR266, better DDR 333, and if you could buy 512MB DDR 400, it will be great
you mean a P4 can run on ddr memory slower than pc2100?
anyways...id recommend getting at least ddr333 for a P4 system...more specifically the sis645dx or 845g chipset (which unofficially supports pc2700 speeds)...both chipsets has performance on par with an rdram equiped system.
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