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New Guy Here,

Just thought I'd drop a message to say Hi...Hi!

Gonna start building my first computer shortly so will need all the help I can get from you guys at some point, heres what I got to play with.

Lian Li V2000+ Case (with window)
Intel Quad Xeon 3210 Quad Core
BFG 8800 Ultra
4GB Geil Blackdragon DDR2
2x 36gig Raptors
2X 500gig Seagate Barracudas
Xtreme Fatality Sound Card
D-tek Fuzion Water Block CPU & GPU
Enermax Galaxy 850w PSU
Asus Striker Extreme Mobo
Vista 32bit

Here's to hoping I don't stuff it up!!!

Cheers Guys
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do you really need that intel quad xeon?
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Hey! Welcome to Overclock dot net!

4GB of RAM with 32bit OS will not work.
Quote:
32bit OS = 3.5GB without enabling PAE.
64bit OS = 16GB or 128GB because of OS artifical limited.
If you are planning on the future DX10 games, please read this thread. http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...nt-pretty.html
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Hi. Welcome to our forum. Pics and benches when your done would be awesome!
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Welcome to OCN. Enjoy your stay here.

About your rig.....Can you say "Overkill?"
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yes if you're getting 4gb of ram x86 os is pointless. you need x64 os
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tankman12 View Post
Welcome to OCN. Enjoy your stay here.

About your rig.....Can you say "Overkill?"
Your rig is O V E R K I L L !

Nothing wrong with overkill though...
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post #8 of 16
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Yeah Overkill indeed, but hey you only live once!!!!

I heard you could install Vista with 2gig of Ram then add the second 2gig after???? Its basically 2 sticks of 2 gig. Tell me I've not been ripped off already.
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Never said anything wrong with it.
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yeah you can install vista with 2 gb and of ram and add 2gb of ram later, but in vista 32 bit you will only see either 3.25 of 3.5 gb of ram, and you will only be able to use that much.

we never said there was something wrong with it, except the ram problem. actually there is no ram problem it should work, it just won't use all the ram that you have
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