Dual Channel DDR?

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  1. hathgar

    hathgar Lurker

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    Im thinking of going with a Abit Fatal1ty AN8 motherboard and abit site says it uses dual channel DDR 400 Ram. Is thiss DDR2-400? Just want to be sure before i buy it.
     
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    I don't believe so. It states DDR on their site. If it were DDR2, they would say so. Plus it says 184-pin DIMM support, which is DDR, not DDR2.
     
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    no, it is not ddr2.

    An abit board is not for you. Try asus or msi.
     
  4. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Have you had any experience with Asrock? Asus's no-name brand?
     
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    they're not bad in teh budget category. I'd rather see you get an asrock than an ECS. But, to the same degree, I'd rather see you get an asus or msi than an asrock.
     
  6. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I'm actually with you on this one - I'm an ASUS whore too, they just didn't have what I wanted in stock last time and offered this as a substitute.
     
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    no, it just means that if you use the same size dimm's in the correct slots your mem will operate at 128 instead of 64, hence dual channel.

    not an abit fan, especially one designed with the help of some uber gamer named "fatal1ty". I like my boards designed with the input of EE's and CE's. JMO
     
  8. hathgar

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    thanks makes sense the only reason i was looking at that board is because tomshardware recommended it. What Asus board to yall recommend? Im looking for something with
    PCI Express and the Nforce4 chipset. Im also going to be running an Athlon 64
     
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    Well, that's the problem, right there. Tom == NO!

    as for asus boards, the A8N is what you want.
     
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    ok good thats the one i was just looking at....as long as im asking questions any recommendations on a vid card im looking to stay mid budget because college owns my wallet but i want to go with PCI-express so i can upgrade later
     
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    do you play games? If not, then the 6200 is fine. If you play games, the 6600GT is the buget gamer card.
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    again, bad move... Pricewatch == NO!

    more often than not you don't get what you think... Either a refurb, rma, or some other catch... And the price is rarely correct with the shop usually being of a less-than-reputable nature.
     
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    Yep. I stopped searching through them a long time ago. I now use Pricegrabber.com and stay within the online outlets and not individual sellers.
     
  16. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    I think Abit boards are worth every penny. I am one to pay a little more to know that my computer will be stable. I am sure others had good experiences with other manufacturers out there as well though.
     
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    ABit's are nice, I've always used them.. well, up until I just built this one. This one has an ASUS P5AD2 Deluxe, very nice board.

    Come to think of it I jumped on abit boards back in the day with the old BX6, loved those jumpless softmenu settings.:bowdown:
     
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    most are but that board is not worth its price, for a single PCI-e board.
     
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    By your own description, you would NOT use abit boards. Of all the good things abit has going for them, stability isn't one of them :mamoru:
     
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    Read the so-called "legendary" status you speak of. Personally I think it's more "notorious" than a "lendend", but hey, take a closer look. Of all the GOOD things about abit, reliability is NOT among them. EVERYONE agrees that abit boards are some of the most tempermental boards on the market. Doesn't mean they're not good -- just that 99% of the people who use computers shouldnt' even look at one.


    now that is comical. You buy pcs from who, dell? :mamoru:
     
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    my thread is filled with haters :noes:
     
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    :eek3: hey, don't diss the NFII Ultra, when it doesn't have bios errors, cold boot problems, memory timing problems. it works DAMN well :hs:
     
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    I've said it 10000 times before, and I'll say it 100000 more... You speak of ONE FUCKING MOTHERBOARD. I speak of THOUSANDS. You've worked with ONE and I've worked with THOUSANDS.

    Numbers don't like.

    The average abit is a picky piece of shit that wouldn't do what it was supposed to do if it was unplugged and you wanted it to stay off.
     
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    I own a wholesale business... When I work with product, its by the pallet. So yes, I've got thousands of boards to pull experience from :mamoru:
     

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