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First post, by candle_86

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So I want something between my Athlon 64 4600 939/w SLI 7950GT and my Athlon XP 2800 /w 9800 Pro, and I was using my Pentium 4 3.4 to do this but then my 7800GS died and I just havn't had anything. I then thought I do have an M2N-E SLI with a bad Channel A, so it can only run in single channel, and I do have an Athlon 64 3500 AM2 chip. Would this be a good stand in for a socket 754, i could bumb HT down to 800 from 1000, and run DDR2 667 which seems to be similar in preformance to DDR 400 CL2 ram which my Pentium 4 ran. For Video cards I have a 6800GS PCIe I'd be using, its not quite a 7800GS, but its also faster than a 9800 Pro by a long shot

What do yall think, or should i try to find a Socket 478 PCIe board, or possibly a real 754 PCIe board, i do have an Athlon 64 3200 Clawhammer that's doing nothing right now

Reply 1 of 4, by BitWrangler

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Did I blink and miss 754 prices going crazy? If not and you really think that's a gap you'd like to have filled, then I'd say get one before prices do go up. A lot of the 754 systems "in the wild" you'd find selling dirt cheap might be sempron systems, which tune up decent with a full A64.

Other than that I'd just say use your lowest end 939 parts and install weird memory combo so it doesn't go dual channel, like 512 and 1GB in one channel, 2GB and 512 in the other channel. Dunno what gfx I'd stick in mine when I get round to it, got an AGP and a PCIe but I think all the decent AGP will get used up in tually, AXP and P4 boxes first, so probably the PCIe will get favored with 7x00 card or X1600 or 2600HD or something.

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Reply 2 of 4, by candle_86

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its the capicitor rot problem, and I want a good board, ive got 2 compaq 754 boards, they are AGP though, I've got 3 939 HP boards, but I'm puttig it into a nice windowed case with cold cathodes so I'd prefer ATX form factor boards with PCIe. This board is SLI though, I could easily and cheaply find a 2nd 6800GS PCIe card for more SLI systems.

Here is my coverage

Starting coverage from when i started getting into PC's I've had older not really that into before my time systems

Pentium 133/64mb Ram/RIVA 128 PCI
AMD K6-3 550/128mb Ram/Riva TNT PCI
AMD Athlon 700/256mb Ram/RivaTNT2
Intel Pentium III 1000/512mb Ram/Geforce 256SDR
Intel Pentium 4 1.6/1gb RD-RAM/Geforce2 GTS
AMD Athlon XP 1800+/1GB DDR266/Geforce 4 Ti 4600
AMD Athlon XP 2800+/1GB DDR400/Radeon 9800 Pro
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600/2GB DDR500/BFG 7950GT SLI
AMD Phenom X4 9650/4GB DDR2 1066/EVGA 8800GTS 320 SLI
AMD PHenom II X4 955/8GB DDR3 1600/Gigabyte GTX 470

So I want to fill in the hole between 9800 Pro, and im looking for something between 8800GTS SLI and GTX 470 system wise, and something for a Geforce3

Reply 3 of 4, by Horun

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Hmm quite an impressive AMD collection.
The XP1800+ and a Geforce 3 actual both came out about 2001. I would put a GF3 TI in that and match the Xp2800 and GF4 (both came out 2002) that would be better as far as release dates.....
Unless you are not trying to match release dates then I got no clue ;p

Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor.