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post #1 of 11
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Hey there Guys im in abit of a Pickle.

Now i was going to get a SATA 2 Western digital 250GB hdd + Sony Dual layer writer.

However ive also seen a Second X1600XT going for £70...What should i get lol.

The reason for another HDD would be as ill be running an Instance of Vista most likely at some point .

Cheers

However the Othe X1600XT is Connect 3d when my current one is Sapphire..Would it work ok in CF ?
post #2 of 11
I would get the HDD and the Dual layer, because if your not to shore if the GFX card wont work then i wouldnt take the risk.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Well From what i know aslong as the card is an XT and same speeds the Connect 3d should work fine with my Sapphire ?
post #4 of 11
Yeah, the Crossfire will work. No problems there.
http://ati.amd.com/technology/crossfire/charts.html

They don't even have to be the same speed. According to the chart, you can even use an X1600PRO or an X1650PRO with your current X1600. Crossfire is not *that* picky.

Read the FAQs also:
http://ati.amd.com/technology/crossfire/faq.html

Quote:
Originally Posted by ATI (ok ok ok, I should say AMD...)
7. What happens when your CrossFire Edition card and and a compatible standard Radeon (CrossFire Ready) graphics card have different clock speeds?

A. Both cards will continue to operate at their individual clock speeds. Ideal performance is gained by properly matching cards.
    
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post #5 of 11
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OH WOW..Cheers. Performace wise i may get the second X1600XT. I have 2 hdd's I may use the 160 SATA for Vista later

What would yo reccomend Chozart ?

Also on this chart it says that 2 x X1600XT'S are compatible with '''Chipset 2'' However mines Chipset 3 ?
post #6 of 11
I think you have chipset 2 as you have the xpress3200 chip
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post #7 of 11
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Yes I do however im thinking it should still work not to sure though.
post #8 of 11
Well how much do you have to spend atm ?
A WD 250gb SATA2 16mb is £51, a dual layer dvd-rw you can get for about £20.
I would say if you have £100 then get the gfx card and the dvd-rw.....then save up for the hdd

EDIT: Where are you getting the x1600 from ?
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I'd get the HDD and the dual-layer. Way more useful in the long run in my opinion
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