Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by ironfist, Feb 16, 2003.
NameBrand PC2700 is pretty cheap right now. You can get 512 sticks of kingston for like $80. PC2100 is only $70ish.
as far as mother board that's a personall opinion. Some people like Asus, some abit, some soyo. All three major have there strong and weak points but i don't think any are THAT much better then the other. My personal fav are the abit BD7 series and soyo's latest.
I like Intel motherboards. VERY stable and easy to configure since there's not a whole lot of options to get you in trouble. Not for overclockers though.
You could get an Asus board that utilizes an Intel chipset. Best of both worlds! intel stability with many options for the future. If its a gaming rig, i would reccommend a sis645 motherboard like one of the Soltek boards or an Asus P4S333.
That's what I just bought. P4S8X with a Intel 2.4 and 2 X 512 Kingston 2700's.
if you don't plan to overclock , intel is a good choice. I'm using 845PEBT2 with 2.4B and 1 stick of 512 kington pc2700 and it's rock solid.
RDRAM > DDR
I have an D850EMV2 with 1024mb of PC-800 RDRAM and its amazing.
RDRAM will make your P4 smoke.
'cept i got a 2.53
Get a Mobo with the Intel Granite Bay chipset!!!
Dual Channel DDR !!!
You can put 266 DDR in and it will double it to 533mz (No need for RDRAM)
I agree with dual channel DDR, but I didn't think it worked that way.
I thought DDR accessed RAM in both banks at the same time. that is why it ran faster with 2x256 (one in each bank) then 1 512 module.
Yeah, you're right. I didn't mention that you need two DIMMs.
My friend just ordered a dual channel board, but it costs like $250 and I think Newegg.com is the only place selling them at the moment.
This all kind of depends on the budget
I've got a 1.8A overclocked to 2.4B with an asus P4S533, and it was pretty damn cheap for the performace I'm getting. But if price was no object, I'd go with the Asus P4G8X Deluxe