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Yeah.

He wants that ASRock board that uses DDR, DDR2, AGP, and is Conroe capable. The one with VSTA in the name. The AGP + DDR version of the ConroeX-Fire one. Most of you should know what it is; and if you don't you really don't need a link...

Anywho.

He wants a budget Conroe build that he can upgrade when he gets money. I told him I have some PC2700 he could borrow until he gets some DDR2; but I'm not sure how PC2700 would fair with a Conroe.

So. Would it should work, right?
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errr, I wouldn't risk it. Tell him to save an extra 200 bucks.
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His computer died. He needs a computer that'll WORK that he can use to game later on. He wants Conroe, even though I told him a "lower end" X2 or the like would be better since he could throw in a 6200 or something, instead of whatever FX series he has.

Anyone know for sure?
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post #4 of 13
You would probably have to flash the bios to work with ddr, and back to the original bios when you get the ddr2 in.
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post #5 of 13
hey! don't be dissin the FX!

*cries

(I have a 5500 fx in my GAMING computer)
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post #6 of 13
ASRock 775Dual-VSTA .

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post #7 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Retrospekt
You would probably have to flash the bios to work with ddr, and back to the original bios when you get the ddr2 in.
AFAIK, you don't have to. Just clear the CMOS.

So....anyone know?
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post #8 of 13
Unless you already have a 775 mobo, a PCIE GPU, and DDR2 ram, budget and Conroe don't mix. Ab udget A64 comp would be cheaper and you could put a decent GPU(7600GT) in there.
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pook
but I'm not sure how PC2700 would fair with a Conroe.

So. Would it should work, right?
Afaik, the ASRock 775Dual-VSTA (if that's the board you're referring to) supports DDR400/333/266, so PC2700 should be absolutely fine with Conroe. I've personally used DDR400 with Conroe, so DDR333 will be fine, I'm sure. Performance will be relative to the RAM used, to an extent. The 775Dual-VSTA uses an automatic divider with slower RAM.

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Alright, thanks.

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