Need help with a shuttle

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    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    Nope, don't need a heatsink/fan - it's got both.


    And go for the SN45G - better specs for about the same price.
     
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    i have to keep the package under 300, that includes the shuttle barebones, processor and 512 ram, any suggestions?
     
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    so i would be good just purchasing the oem processor?
     
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    Yes.

    And my bad on the SN45G call - I forgot that you'd need a video card with it as well since it doesn't have an onboard one :)
     
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    THanks a lot scoob for your help
     
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    any suggestions on current ram deals? looking for a stick of 512 hopefully i will expand later. Looking to spend around $80
     
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    i eventually plan on getting 1gb... should i just purchase it all at once, or is it ok to just wait. It just that getting both will hurt me a little bit on the budget.
     
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    Well, that's one of those things that can go either way.

    To an XP-based computer, it doesn't matter how much you start out with or add because the memory management will adjust itself to account for the extra ram. You may need to optimize the size of the pagefile because of how XP handles it (it uses a variable size - I prefer to use a set size at 1.5x the amount of ram, so 512mbram would give you a page file of 768mb) but other than that you'd be fine.

    From a personal viewpoint, I like to use matched sets of ram - especially if it's used for gaming or memory-intensive applications such as Photoshop, video editing, etc. But really, adding more down the line won't hurt anything - you just have to remember to adjust any custom memory settings.

    And besides, if anything you can save up for a while, buy a good matched set of PC3200, and then sell the initial PC3200 on eBay or here on OT or to a friend or something.
     
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