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OK, i have to systems and need to use only 1 of em. One is a e5200 on a gigabyte p35-ds3l(2X2GB DDr2) that overclocks to 3.9 without a hiccup. The other is a athlon 64 3200+(dual core) on a DFI lanparty UT NF4 Ultra D(1GBX4 DDR) that i have never overclocked. Now, seems like an easy pick, BUT...the intel cannot recognize more then 1 IDE connected to it at once, which is a problem since both HD and DVD are IDE....and at any speed, even stock on the intel, it has start up problems that slowly corrupt windows. I truely beleive that the MB is dying on the e5200 and will at some point finally just die. SO, what system would you do, what system would you use? use the faster, more likely to take a dumb and kill your data system or the slower, but still usable system?
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really no one?
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post #3 of 8
I'd keep the Ultra D and parts the Intel rig on e-bay.
I'm pro-AMD though so I guess that makes me biased.
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post #4 of 8
Just get a new SATA DVD drive, they're pretty cheap and can be had for $15-20. I say go with the Intel, the e5200 is much faster especially overclocked. Perhaps you should also swap out the motherboard for the Intel (i.e. make up the cash by selling parts from the AMD rig).
post #5 of 8
keep the intel setup

with ide drives, set one to master, the other to slave
and they will both work
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the intel cannot recognize more then 1 IDE connected to it at once
Sounds like PEBKAC to me..
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well i decided to use the intel and am sitting at 4.11 stable for over 18 hours now with max temps at 61C. Going to keep pushing as only at 1.32v as long as i can keep temps low i dont think i need to worry and ill keep going till i burn this chip to hell.
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Sold the amd system for 130. Time to upgrade this system now
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