quickly..i only have a week.....

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mojo2000

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Right here we go...

current spec...

tmc mobo
k6-2 [email protected]
196 mb pc-100 (generic)
dual head g400 32mb (millenium)
Maxtor Diamond max plus hardrive 6.4gb with 2mb cache
diamond supraexpress pro
intel nic

right heres my problem...

My plans for next months wages go's as follows...

Sell the 196 mb and get 128mb of mushkin 133 high performance...rev 1.5
(133 so i can run as 100 for now and when i upgrade use as 133)

a new hub...(irelevant)
and a new case (also irelevant)

anyways...my manager wants a new pc with the same spec as mine...

so am gonna offload my cpu, mobo and ram and also my hardrive..this will giive me around £400 to play with...(keep my graphics card)

so i now need a mobo..cpu...and hardrive for £400 what do you guys advise?

i want speed!!!!

i run seti, quake3, lots of apps e.g. photoshop dreamweaver office 2000 + more

i leave it in your hands

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MadCat

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Unless youre getting a nice shiny new 300 watt powersupply with that new case, the Athlon is out. Considering your price range, you might want to consider the celeron II 533 or 566 and an Abit BF6 or BE6 II and overclock the hell out of it. Of course, if the PC100 ram you have right now is decent, you could just keep that, as the overclocked 800 or 850MHz celeron II pushes only 100MHz FSB. Mobo and CPU, cooler and slocket would cost around 200 pounds, and the other 200 could go toward a nice big 7200rpm drive
I hear you can also avoid the slocket entirely, because the Abit BM6 is a socket370 board that recognizes FCPGA chips.

Just as a warning, more Matrox users have complained about mixing VIA 133a chipset boards and G400 cards than any other chipset, so if you are going with Intel, get a BX board.

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jopey

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if you don't mind the hit that the cel-II's take on seti you will be fine.

they rock with games!

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MadCat

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They only take a hit with SETI because of the bus speed. If you ram can take it, I highly recommend the 533 celery because it will always have a higher bus speed than the 566 when clocked at the same processor speed.

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daveg

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rumor is memory prices are on the up.

Have you checked out crucial.co.uk

I wouldn't rule out a athlon tbird or Duron.

You can get durons for the same price as k62's from dabs. But no in yet (but they are listed on website)

If you got to have a 300watter
then for £70 you can get an aopen hx08 with 300w athlon approved PSU from dabs

I know a guy who only uses a 250watt psu with 0.25ug 500Mhz and 0.18ug 750Mhz
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MadCat

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Tell ya what mojo 2000, I have my celery 533 at 896 with 2-2-2 timings, ill let ya know how it does. You see, Ive been running it at 824 the past week till the temp came down. The room where my machine lives is at the end of the HVAC system, and hence gets very hot during the summer


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ebok

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MadCat, you said Matrox on a VIA chipset has problems. I have a K7-700/Abit KA7/VIA chipset, and was thinking of getting the Matrox G400TV[ for video capture]. Do I need to consider a different plan?

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MadCat

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mojo2000: Its not done yet, but it looks to be heading for the 7-7.5 hours per W/U with nothing else going on and with the settings I described above. At 824MHz its 8 to 8.5 hrs under normal usage. A huge improvement over my celeron 300a @ 450 which managed a measly 13 hours per W/U

ebok:
I have heard rumors that the latest VIA drivers paired with the latest Matrox drivers have fixed a lot of the compatibility problems, but you need only take a gander at the MURC forums to see how much a pain VIA 133A + Matrox has been. Be prepared, you may have to tweak that setup a bit to get it working.


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ebok

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MadCat, could you post a link for me? Thank You. I have dozens of sites saved, but not that one .

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MadCat

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ebok: here ya go: http://forums.matroxusers.com/

You might need to do a little searching through older posts. There have been less posts lately on the VIA topic because nobody else is buying into them, and many of those that have had problems have fixed them.

mojo: nice choices, I myself have a G400, best image quality Ive found. The PC133 2-2-2 is a bit overkill, but a nice investment. Youll want to go with the FCPGA processor there.

For the mobo, the best overclocking boards have always been: Abit. If you want the cheapest solution, I would suggest an Abit BM6. These supposedly support FCPGA processors out of the box (I have not personally confirmed this, so do so at your own risk). Otherwise, the BF6 and the BE6 II are two excellent choices, but if you go with these you will need a Slocket.

Slocket suggestions:
MSI Master (im using this one)
Abit Slocket !!!

Dont skimp on the slocket, generic ones are only a few bucks cheaper and can severly hamper your stability.

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