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    Btx

    WHats happening to this? Seeing as it is a good tech (afaik) why are we not owning BTX systems, i remember that there were some problems with A64s working with the btx motherboard layout?
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    yep A64 needs equal length traces to the ram. If you ask me it was/is a solution without a problem.

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    Did get the last part of your post mate?

    How about AM2, will that fix it or not (im guessing not as i have heard nothing of it.)

    In a big system does it offer the cooling advantage it does to small, compact systems?
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    Initial BTX systems from Dell et al had unimpressive thermal characteristics, which was one of the main issues that BTX was meant to correct. If you chuck in the legacy factor (people with ATX cases are pretty much going to go for motherboards, PSUs etc that will fit in what they's got) then regardless of whether the basic layout's a good idea, it's the sort of switch that can only be made by BIG OEMs.

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    And yet we are willing to invest in cooling techs like water cooling and even with air cooling special "advanced" coolers.
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    True, but we can implement those as we like without chucking out the other stuff in the system.

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    But we are always upgrading.

    Anyway i think the main reason is that we cant do it to AMD systems.
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