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aight i having hard time deciding what cpu to use. option 1: a 2.4b with 2gig of ram or option 2: a 3.0c with 1gig of ram?
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post #2 of 8
Option 2: would be good, because 2 gigs would be good but you dont really need it and you can get that 3.0 to maybe 4.2 posibly with good cooling
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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by Orange
Option 2: would be good, because 2 gigs would be good but you dont really need it and you can get that 3.0 to maybe 4.2 posibly with good cooling
highest i can get my 3.0c is 3.9 but its not stable and 3.8 needs 1.8volts to get it stable even though it boot at 1.6. another question. why is it when i overclock. then turn my computer back on asus report saying cpu test fail, then i unsrew my waterblock wiggle it around then it turn back on it boot? strange
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noob to noob id go with option 2, get mre ram some other time, cheaper alternative
    
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post #5 of 8
what kind of ram is in both machines? maybe you could take the quicker ram and put it into the three gig machine
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by Kopi
what kind of ram is in both machines? maybe you could take the quicker ram and put it into the three gig machine
its one machine. i decided to go with the 3.0c running at 3.75 right now with 1 gig 5/4 divider.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noob001
aight i having hard time deciding what cpu to use. option 1: a 2.4b with 2gig of ram or option 2: a 3.0c with 1gig of ram?
Option 2 leaves you with an easier upgrade path.
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post #8 of 8
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if i get ddr500 to run at 1:1 ratio would i see a big increase in performance from what im running right now?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 200Gig Sata Raid 0 Pioneer Dvd Burner Xp Home CHIMEI 22" Widescreen 
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