the board supports 1066, and the CPU, but what I was originally wondering was if I could put a single core 2.1ghz on it, and still use the DD2-1066, or would it clock the ram down to 800, becuase thats what the 2.1 uses, while the dual uses the 1066, Im an old schooler myself, this is for a friend/client. the single core is half the price of the dual…
man am I happy we didnt order it, did you guys see the deals at NCIX? damn…
I was going to stick to onboard video , but with those prices youd have to be nutz not to drop a 256 meg card in for 40 bucks?
wait till you guys see the pricey one, hint (It loves the sun.)
PS: just saw all the trouble everyones having with the firestixs and 1066, maybe Ill just grab some 800’s and stick with the single core, does that mean the ram will run at 400, and I have to get some dual channel 800’s?
If you want to game don’t buy that one. It’s a totally bottom end AMDX2 “family box”.
New boards out with built in crossfire capability onboard ATI3800 and a slot to add another.
I’ve been stalling upgrading my X2 6000 for awhile now.
Aren’t you the guy who thought video cards only came in 32, 64, 128 and 256? You’re a video card expert now? I play WoW on my laptop with built-in graphics, no problemo. Onboard video is good enough for anything but serious gaming. No joke.
I’m quite sure the power supply you mentioned will handle the payload you specified. If your friend/client want to play any games made past 2002/03, you might have to add a video card. Especially if they have a teenage son.
If they want to just surf the web and maybe play Solitaire or even Counter-Strike, this set-up is optimal.
This friend/client you’re building this for, how will they use this computer? Basic websurfing and such, right?
400W is ample. You only need more for twin SLI setups.
Build towards the USE of the machine. If this is a business box to run Simply Accounting and MS Office - you could step down to the single core even.
If it’s for basic family use - it’s fine as is. Your onboard video will do at least 256MB, you can add a 512 or bigger card later. You might want to up the X2 speed, because they’re cheap these days. Or like I said 4Gigs of 667 is better than 2 of 1066, RAM speed means dick for everyday use.
Lol 10 fps, I bought that am2 mobo for my older computer, when I put my 4200+ in it and the mobo isn’t all that great. I have an extra ati x1300 512mb 128bit pci-e video card laying around if anyone is interested.