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  1. There's a slight difference between a dual core processor and a just a different core. The only real difference between the two CPUs is the cache. Everything else is the same.
  2. It'll work just fine, my goodness. And it is the same socket, look at the CPU-Z screenshots.
  3. It'll work just fine. Even if the bios doesn't recognize the core, it'll still run it just fine. It is socket 478, the same as yours, which is about the only important thing. If you need to, you can flash your bios, and that should have the newest Intel core support.
  4. I wouldn't count on it lasting too long. Powermax (PowMax) blows. It's a very cheap make.
  5. Just oil it. All you have to do is take off the sticker on the one side, drop a little bit of oil, multi-use home oil or any kind of motor oil, and pu the stick back on. If it still doesn't work, then you can buy a new fan. But that might not even be necessary. My computer is completely safe and my mobo's chipset fan died, DFI nForce3 Ultra-D, and it is not nearly hot enough to be unstable so you might be just fine.
  6. I haven't heard too much great stuff about them, I'd suggest stearing clear. But I guess it's the luck of the draw, maybe you'll get lucky....
  7. Hrmm, here are some thing I'd do differently: CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819104245 CPU will do at least 2.2GHZ, most likely 2.4-2.6GHz. It'll definitely outperform any Celeron and also has 64bit support. Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813136162 Great overclocking options and and very stable. Video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102620 Great card for the price, almost equal to an X800XL's performance. RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231036 Good price and good quality. Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817189003 Awesome PSU. 32A on the 12v rail which is what really counts, as all HDDs, CD Drives, video cards and fans use the 12v rail. Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119068 This is an awesome case. I just built a computer and it's easily the best case I've used. All the drives go in without screws and the side intake can be replaced with a fan for better cooling. You don't need to get a case this good, but you'll be happy you did. Any Cooler Master cases are awesome, and I highly recommend them. Floppy Drive: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16821103203 FDDs are still good to have, I'd suggest getting one. HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148105 SATA interface and Seagate's well known quality. Seagate is easily the best HDD maker I've used. I hope you'll consider most of these recommendations. Sure, some of them cost more but they'll perform a lot better and last a lot longer, in terms of speed, than what you had picked out,
  8. I'm not sure what you're looking at, but from what I see, it's not much faster than the 6800 Ultra or the X850XT PE.
  9. Planatoid

    vid card

    No need to be rude. The only way to do it is in the bios. Just simply disable integrated video, that's the most you can do. You don't even need to do it, though, to use another video card. The mobo should select the add-on card as default.
  10. If you want to save some money, you should go for the 3800+ X2 instead. It should overclock to close to a 4800+ if not more. I think they reach 2.6ghz often. If you don't know how to OC, you can learn pretty easily.
  11. If you want a powerful, high-quality, cheap power supply, this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817189003, would be your best deal. However, if you plan on running SLI at some point or another, you'll need at least 34 amperes on your 12v rail so you'll need to pay a little more. Enermax is a really good company and this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103512, should do extremely well. A lot of people like Antecs, however, I'm not too big of a fan. Their 12v rail runs a little bit low quite often.
  12. I can't believe so many of you guys have Celerons. Granted, the Celeron Ms for laptops are just lower-cache Pentium Ms, but still. Ugh.
  13. I have: 250GB Maxtor 7200rpm with 16mb cache, SATA 160GB Seagate 7200rpm 8mb cache, SATA 120GB Seagate 7200rpm 8mb cache, IDE 80GB Western Digital 7200rpm 8mb cahce, IDE
  14. Uhh, I never bought many CDs, and I still don't buy many CDs. My downloading of music does not make me buy less CDs, if I like a CD I will buy it. I agree with that report.
  15. Oh wow, I can't wait to be old. I'd better start training my wife early.
  16. If Dell started offering AMD CPUs, they'd easily have higher market share than Intel. Dell is like the Wal-Mart of computer makers. Go AMD!
  17. I get about the same number during peek hours at my college, however, my upload will only be about 40kb/s. I can't play any online games until about 2AM.
  18. Not bad at all. I think I averaged a little over 4kb/s when I had dial-up.
  19. I think we see how he got his 600 posts, .
  20. My 800JB died a little while ago, I just got a 250GB SATA Maxtor with a 16MB cache, WD blows chunks.
  21. I don't think you can make that any faster, you're at your specified speed, pretty much.
  22. It's not so much the company, of course they do play a roll in how their PCB is made, but the important thing is the memory chips that are used. Right now some of the best overclocking chips are Samsung TCCD. OCZ also makes ram with these chips, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820146890
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