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    If I were buying a new system? A64 all the way - a nice 3200 on a decent VIA chipset board, coupled with a 9800XT, and 1GB PC4000 ram... without doubt.

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    Must have got them mixed up

    I thought i remembered you saying something in a thread ages ago Dave along the lines of PCI express wasn't going to be adopted, but something else was.
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    guys, if you read custom pc (issue 5-6), you can see that pentium based systems perform better than athlon. and in 'beat the office' race top 4 systems are pentium.

    i think if you overclock that p4 3.2 to 3.9, it will eat AMD64.

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    Well....
    EVERY review has the Athlon 64 on top .... especialy ones from Hexus!
    GO THE ATHLON 64 !!!

    *Starts plotting an evil plan to make his own Athlon 64 from parts he finds in his room.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    If I were buying a new system? A64 all the way - a nice 3200 on a decent VIA chipset board, coupled with a 9800XT, and 1GB PC4000 ram... without doubt.
    Yeah, PC4000 for the CPU that can't use more than PC3200

    Swap his PC4000 recommendation for a TwinX pack of XMS3200LL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rys
    Yeah, PC4000 for the CPU that can't use more than PC3200

    Swap his PC4000 recommendation for a TwinX pack of XMS3200LL.

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    Yeah, TwinX for the CPU that can't use dual channel

    Yes yes I know its good ram in general

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    You still gain flexibility in upgrading to future dual channel setups, in my defence. And 1GB sticks of XMS3200 are about as cheap as the Sultan of Brunei's gold plated bogroll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorburn
    Yeah, TwinX for the CPU that can't use dual channel

    Yes yes I know its good ram in general
    Athlon 64 S754 motherboards have at least two DIMM slots. So why not use the TwinX for better compatibility when running two low-latency DRAM sticks in tandem ?.

    Better than using two mismatched modules

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    I was being a bastard
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    alternatively you could just buy this one 8D
    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=12820

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    Quote Originally Posted by serlex
    guys, if you read custom pc (issue 5-6), you can see that pentium based systems perform better than athlon. and in 'beat the office' race top 4 systems are pentium.

    i think if you overclock that p4 3.2 to 3.9, it will eat AMD64.
    That's what you get if you pay attention to CPC
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