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    amd64 3000 socket 939 worth £55

    i dont have too much knowledge in these kinda things , i have a p4 2.8 (non ht) 1 gb ram (200hmz) 9800 aiw se,asus vintage case and mobo

    i was looking to build a new pc and was looking to try out the amd 64 , someone i know is selling a new chip for £55 im wondering if its worth buying ? if it is worth it , wot would be the best motherboard to get ? (im not rich) i game a lil online , and convert the occasional avi to dvd, etc...
    will i see a noticible diffrence ? also is it worth getting a pci express gf/mobo ? or just use my gf card at mo ( i do like the aiw features)
    cheers for looking

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    Seems reasonable. You could get it and this mobo, Asrock Dual which would let you keep your graphics card for now, but still have the option of upgrading to PCI-express in the future, as it has both AGP and PCI-express slots. It's also reasonably cheap !!

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    also u can keep your ram then upgade if you need and yes that amd chip seems good value i would just overclock it to 2000 mhz for peace of mind lol

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    thnx very much looks like i will have to get these
    is overclocking easy to do? also win xp 64 is there another sp1 or 2 version that has more of the drivers , my lil bro used it and said that it had hardly any drivers and they were hard to find etc.....

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    erm for a small overclock like that it isnt hard no when iu get it all up and running give us a shout and we will tell u wat to do,
    dunno bout the windows

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    wouldn't reccomend XP 64, especially with Vista coming out in a relatively short time. Drivers are apparently hard to find on all versions of it.

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    Winchester or Venice core?

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    i think its venice

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    55 is about right, winchester 3000 went for 40 on another forum on friday

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    thats well cheap isnt it they are good as llong as u dnt get em new coz u could get an opty 144 for quid less

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    Quote Originally Posted by bright_
    wouldn't reccomend XP 64, especially with Vista coming out in a relatively short time. Drivers are apparently hard to find on all versions of it.
    Not sure I'd agree with that anymore.

    I recently went back to XP 64 just to see if the situation was any better than when I first got it and I must say that I have had no driver issues whatsoever this time around. Some of the drivers claim to only be in beta stage yet they work flawlessly.

    The only thing I haven't got working, but haven't really played with too much as it works on my laptop, is BlueCove (java bluetooth stack).

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