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  1. #1
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    Aug 2002

    Question need advice

    Hi, I'm building new PC and considering following parts:

    ABIT AT7 motherboard
    2x 512MB Consair PC2700 DIMM DDR 333MHZ
    CPU - Palomino Athlon XP 2100+ or 2200+
    2x HDD MAXTOR 80GB 7200RPM's ATA/133 - RAID

    1. Mobo memory specs say:
    Four 184-pin DIMM sockets support PC1600/PC2100/PC2700 DDR DRAM modules
    Supports DDR333 unbuffered DRAMs up to 2GB and registered DRAMs up to 3GB
    Supports 6 banks up to 3GB DRAMs for unbuffered DDR200/266 modules
    Supports 8 banks up to 3.5GB DRAMs for registered DDR200/266 modules

    I will be doing video editing. Is Consair CMX512-2700C2 registered DDR333 DRAM? Would that be the best choice for RAM?

    2. I read good reviews for ABIT AT7 mobo. Is there other mobo's that are better?

    3. I can't decide on the heatsink/fan. What do you suggest? Is Alpha PAL8045U or Volcano 7+ the best choice? I read that these are HUGE fans. Not sure if that is good or bad.

    4. Is there any reason why I should consider the Pentium route?

    5 I probably will oc the system. I read that the Abit AT7 only recognizes some models of the 2200+ CPU. Is that still ture?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2000

    Re: need advice

    Originally posted by kalmos
    ... Is Consair CMX512-2700C2 registered DDR333 DRAM? Would that be the best choice for RAM? ...

    Presuming that you meant Corsair,
    Yes, they have a good reputation.

    Another brand that is of good quality but may be less costly, would be Crucial Technology
    "I know nothing."

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