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June 25, 2002 10:09:05 PM

I'm gonna buy me a new pc and I need some help with the motherboard. I've decided 2 go with intel's p4 (probably 2.2 or 2.53 ghz)- I won't b goin on the 850 chipset -
my main use will b GAMING and I'm NOT lookin 2 save that extra buck... I just want 2 get the max bang 4 my money...

I'm thinkin bout buyin an ASUS board, but I just can't figure out which one -
should I go on the p4b533-v based on the 845G (though I'm goin 2 buy a Geforce 4, so I DON'T need onboard graphic card), and there's that pc2700 problem compatibility problem..
or maybe the p4s533 based on sis645dx but I'm not so familiar with sis's chipsets... or maybe somethin else??

I'm lost somebody plz help me out here...???

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June 25, 2002 10:40:55 PM

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I just want 2 get the max bang 4 my money...

you may want to consider getting an rdram based system then...
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I'm thinkin bout buyin an ASUS board, but I just can't figure out which one -
should I go on the p4b533-v based on the 845G (though I'm goin 2 buy a Geforce 4, so I DON'T need onboard graphic card), and there's that pc2700 problem compatibility problem..

what pc2700 compatibility problem?
anyways...im actually considering getting that motherboard as a fax server at my work...mainly because it has onboard video and 6 PCI slots...
its performance with pc2700 ram seems to rival that of the 850E w/ pc800 rdram...
the only reason i would go with the sis board is because its cheaper (about $100...the 845G is about $180 and the 850E is about $150) and it has unofficial support for pc3200 ram (ddr400)...it will perform better that the 850E w/ pc800 rdram and rival that of the 850E w/ pc1066 rdram...
i currently have the P4S333 (original sis645 board) thats been flashed to P4S533 specs. im just waiting to get my hands on some good ol' samsung pc3200 ram @ cl2.

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June 26, 2002 3:46:21 AM

When you mention compatability, are you referring to the standard? If so that is correct, that not all DDR333 is "Compliant."

Several modules sold out there are compatible with the standard but not compliant. JEDEC issued the standard after several companies had already released DDR333 memory. In most cases it should be "compatible" with chipsets that support DDR333. However it isn't compliant with the standard so it could be suspect. I am sure some will say there is no difference. But spend a few extra dollars to ensure you get compliant memory.

If it is in regards to chipsets that is a different matter.
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June 26, 2002 8:24:28 PM

well what I meant bout compatibility problems is that I saw some threads here sayin that intel said the 845G doesn't officialy support pc2700...
another question: does the 845G fully support pc2700 @ cls 2?
June 26, 2002 11:16:52 PM

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Several modules sold out there are compatible with the standard but not compliant. JEDEC issued the standard after several companies had already released DDR333 memory.

would you care to name a few?
the only companies i can think of that came out with pc2700 ram before it was standardized was ocz (which is crap anyways) and kingmax (their pc2700 modules are pretty good...but their pc3200 ram is questionable)...
crucial, samsung, kingston, corsair (maybe), and a couple of others came out with pc2700 memory after JEDEC made pc2700 ram official (i think)...so i wouldnt worry about those compatiblility too much...

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