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thanks guys - ive made up my mind to get him an HP Pavillion with 1 GB of ram , same Processor (3800) , 250 GB, and add on 1 stick of 1GB of ram , a 20.1 LCD monitor , and Logitech X-230's
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post #32 of 44
yuck... and why?

If yuo do so, make sure you get the same kind of RAM, and hope it'll run dual channel...
    
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Well , its easyer to do , its got software , vista home premium , and ill tweak the start up programs. Its got everything a family needs really. And its quite compact. Hopefully it wont be too loud. I dont think so though. Im getting some G.skill , without the heatsink. Its ddr2 533 , just like the default stick and its ddr2. So it should work mate. Also the 20.1 inch monitor should be sexy as anything with vista. The only thing that worries me is the video card. But that shouldnt be much of a problem really.
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post #34 of 44
No guarantees that it will work dual channel though. Probably yes, but still a good chance that it won't. Even non-matched pairs of identical RAM sometimes won't run in dual channel.

You might consider picking up the $75 Corsair DDR2 675 2GB kit....

What is the total cost of the HP going to be, including the monitor/ 2GB / speakers and so on.
Do note that you likely will incur sales tax, while the newegg purchase is tax free (unless CA, TN, or NJ)
    
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post #35 of 44
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Okay well , i dont think it would make the biggest difference as it is already 2 gigabytes.
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post #36 of 44
Size does not equal performance.

And what is the final cost of the HP, including shipping/sales tax and all additions?
    
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OFFTOPIC QUESTION

Why do my 22" monitor and and 20" use 1680x1050?
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post #38 of 44
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OFFTOPIC QUESTION

Why do my 22" monitor and and 20" use 1680x1050?
Because all 22" monitors have that resolution

You have to go up to 24" to see the next jump to 1920 x 1200 (ok, there is one 23" Planar, but that one is over $1,000....).
    
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post #39 of 44
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HP alone is $589.98 including tax and shipping
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thanks guys - ive made up my mind to get him an HP Pavillion with 1 GB of ram , same Processor (3800) , 250 GB, and add on 1 stick of 1GB of ram , a 20.1 LCD monitor , and Logitech X-230's
dude, get th eone i showed you, it has a 5200, 2 gigs, and its just the right price with the monitor
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