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    Kinda funny!

    One of my buddies mobo went bad. He's using an old setup. PII266, 24MB RAM, 1.2GB HDD, old LX mobo PCI video ISA sound and modem. I convinced to get a good BX mobo and 128 MB PC-133 RAM for a grand total $126. He was griping that I made him spend too much. I also gave him an old 4 GB ATA33 HDD I had. When we got back I slapped the huge triple fan HS that I had on my OCed 450 on his. I put the memory in and booted the first time at 100x2.5. He griped that it was only a 250 now, so I said wait a minute. I cranked the voltage, and since the lowest multi was 2.5 I set it to 133x2.5. Success 333 right off the bat. He is elated. The damn thing is tons quicker. I laughed all the way home, cause of his reaction. It went from I don't need anything faster to how much for ......?

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    Who made that man a gunner.
    I did sir, he's my cousin.
    Who is he?
    He's an ******* sir.
    I know that, what's his name?
    That is his name sir, *******, Major *******.
    And his cousin?
    He's an ******* too sir. Gunners Mate First Class Phllip *******
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    ...and just how much faster is 333 than 266?

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    The processor isn't that much more horsepower, but going from 24MB of 60ns EDO RAM to 128MB PC-133 RAM CA2 is a huge difference and going from a old ide hdd to a DMA33 HDD and controller is another big jump. I would say the overall system performance probably doubled. It'll last him for atleast until he decides to buy a modern game. He's still stuck on Doom, and Quake. Then we'll upgrade the video card, and slap a celery in it.

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    Who made that man a gunner.
    I did sir, he's my cousin.
    Who is he?
    He's an ******* sir.
    I know that, what's his name?
    That is his name sir, *******, Major *******.
    And his cousin?
    He's an ******* too sir. Gunners Mate First Class Phllip *******
    Opteron 148@2805(255x11-1.4v)
    Stock cooling(until I get a water block)
    Asrock 939Dual-SATAII
    1GB PC3200 OCZ Gold EL(2-2-2-8-2 1T 5:6 Divider)
    Sapphire X800GTO2(520/580 - Unlocked 16 Pipes)
    Antec TruePower 550 vmodded
    2x Western Digital WD-1200JS(RAID0)
    Lite-ON 1633S DVDRW
    Gentoo 2.6.14-nitro2

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    From personal experience, I know a good chipset makes a HUGE difference in performance. I tried an abit with the Via Apollo chipset (an early version) as an upgrade to an old intel factory board with the BX, and even though it supported AGP 4X, I got lower benches on Sisoft & 3DMark. I quickly sent it back for the BE6-2. The access time on the ram is also about 68-72ns on the old SIMM ram, whereas it is about 6ns with SDRAM. I wouldn't be surprised if it more than doubled the performance.

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    I know, I've got some serious buying to do.

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