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by Grongle
Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: BIOS
Topic: Best way to make this BIOS, RAM, CPU and mobo work together?
Replies: 2
Views: 1884

Thanks, RenderEs.
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by Grongle
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: BIOS
Topic: Best way to make this BIOS, RAM, CPU and mobo work together?
Replies: 2
Views: 1884

Best way to make this BIOS, RAM, CPU and mobo work together?

I've successfully built my first computer, and it's working well. Took me 9 months, mostly studying how to do things. Now I have XP 64 on, and I want to return to the BIOS and set everything up as well as possible. This is a new-old hybrid system, with a CPU that won't be able to utilize the RAM as ...
by Grongle
Sun May 04, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Gigabyte and DDR2-1000: Okay or Not?
Replies: 1
Views: 1144

Gigabyte and DDR2-1000: Okay or Not?

I am putting together a new system, and I have already bought most of its components, but they are still unopened in their boxes. The mobo is a Gigabyte GA MA78GM S2H . The RAM is G.Skill F2-8000CL5D 4GBPQ DDR2-1000 Dual Channel. Both are from NCIX. I did check with the NCIX guy first, before gettin...
by Grongle
Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Future-RAM: Will a [CPU max 800] live with 1033 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 5217

You both raise strong points. "Planned obsolescence" comes to mind, although most advances in computer science seem to be legitimate. Maybe I should simply get a job in the RAM industry, and then I could afford to be right up to date. Yes, that DDR3 argument is pretty well checkmate. The v...
by Grongle
Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Future-RAM: Will a [CPU max 800] live with 1033 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 5217

Thanks, I didn't know that. Well, that means the Gigabyte boards that can take 16 GB of RAM might be nice for 4 or 8 GB, right? I think 4 GB is the safe amount to try, but over the years I've thrown out SO MUCH RAM. And here I am doing it again. I've learned, all too slowly, that buying RAM in reaso...
by Grongle
Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Gigabyte Mobos ~ Very Confusing
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Thanks, Katana. Yes, the IDE card is definitely a good idea. I came across the same chipset on the Gigabyte mobo, so I'm dealing with that. It looks good, and Tom's Hardware gave it a good review as well. Interesting point about 1066 vs 800 performance. I would prefer 1066. The CPU this will go with...
by Grongle
Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Future-RAM: Will a [CPU max 800] live with 1033 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 5217

I'm pretty close to you on that. I use more partitions, but the logic is fairly parallel to yours. We're way off topic, but maybe thfollowing boot.ini is interesting to some casual readers: [boot loader] timeout=4 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0...
by Grongle
Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Future-RAM: Will a [CPU max 800] live with 1033 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 5217

Thanks, and no problem: I have partitions all down the alphabet. Using x32 XP, I use a very small (2GB or 5GB) system (C) partition. I never include the Windows OS in that partition. I have Windows OS in its own partition. There might be several of these, with several different Windows OSs, any one ...
by Grongle
Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Future-RAM: Will a [CPU max 800] live with 1033 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 5217

Well, my intention is to run XP 64. I have been warned that I might find 64 doesn't like a lot of my software, and I could end up back with x32. That was given as a reason to purchase "only" 4GB of RAM now, rather than taking a chance buying 8GB and then being disappointed. Actually I like...
by Grongle
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Forum Problems/Errors
Topic: Registration worked OK but delayed a bit
Replies: 2
Views: 7146

Oh, I see.
—No problem. Thanks.