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ok, here are just the first few pics I've taken thus far... a few taken during the upgrading process (without the X1950XTX). I'm going to put the rest of my pics into the gallery once I get my camera back from my fiance (the remainder of my pics are on my card)

Anyhoo, here ya go... enjoy, I know I am!




    
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And last but not least... my baby




    
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OMG! THAT IS NOT FAIR! *cries*...*drool*...*cries a little more*.

*sniff* benchies please...
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Ahhhh im a huge nvidia fan but i gotta admit.. thats the prettiest card out there IMO, just looks like a big shiny ruby
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Very nice! Time to overclock that gpu core!
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart
Can you do me a favor.. I know the old socket 939 architecture had trouble with four filled RAM slots. I am interested to know whether this still is the case with AM2. Can you run several benchmarks with 4GB and 2GB RAM, identical settings, and post the results here. SuperPI 1MB and SuperPI 32MB would be nice. If you have other RAM speed benchies (sisoft Sandra), that would be cool!

I think that will be helpful information to see if AMD fixed their trouble with the memory controller.

Awesome rig

Thanks!
The problem isn't within the s939/AM2 architectures, the physical IMC (Integrated Memory Controller) inside the Athlon CPUs that communicates with the RAM over the Hyper Transport bus is to blame, it simply does not like having to deal with more than 6 "banks" of RAM, and since DDR/DDR2 sticks are dual sided that means any more than 3 sticks of RAM leads to lowered overclocks and/or having to run at relaxed timings and 2T command rates, that said the difference really isn't all that big, my AMD X2 4400+ rig (s939) has 4 sticks of OCZ Platinum in it mainly because I love the way those quad chrome sticks look lol.
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I know that, and the difference can be substantial.

However, my question pertained to the fact whether AMD solved this issue with AM2 (which has changes in the memory controller to deal with DDR2)
    
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I'm working on the benches right now, thus far all I've run is SuperPi, I'll attach that file here. Remember, this is @ 4gb. I'm still trying to figure out Sisoft Sandra, its pretty confusing (I'm still pretty new to this, but again, I'm not stupid). Also, I ran through PCMark05 and got a score of 3461... is that good?

I'll keep you guys posted as I get more results and whatnot...
also, if someone wants to give me some directions for Sandra, like what to run, what settings to use, etc. I'd appreciate it! Thanks again guys!
    
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Originally Posted by Chosen
Well with 4 gb's of ram I suggest you get windows server 2003. As im aware its the only current windows os out that CAN use 4+ gb's of ram. And its pretty easy to turn into a work station.
x64 can use 4 gigs, but it's got more than its share of problems.
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