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#1 Immortal

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Posted 03 October 2002 - 06:54 PM

Have a read of this:
http://www.neoseeker.../Hardware/1852/

Now tell me, since this was in august. Would mobo makers have changed their designs by now?
Its becuase I am looking to build myself a system, and i want a futureproof (Hyperthreading support and 3ghz+), USB 2, AGP 8X mobo with DDR-RAM.
I dont mind the chipset being VIA or SiS, but i just want it to be damned futureproof.

#2 adamvjackson

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Posted 03 October 2002 - 07:48 PM

I remember hearing from an Intel rep that a bios flash was all that would be necessary to enable hyperthreading.

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Posted 03 October 2002 - 07:48 PM

With PCs, no matter how hard you try, "future proof" is impossible.

If I were even remotely interested in the P4 I wouldn't touch DDR with a 10 foot barge pole. With the P4, RDRAM == teh win.

#4 sapiens74

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Posted 03 October 2002 - 08:21 PM

My ASUS P4T533-C enabled HT with last bios, so I am good to go

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Posted 03 October 2002 - 08:58 PM

yes but how about hte power regulator needed for p4's over 3Ghz? They need 70 watts, instead of the normal 60watts.

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Posted 03 October 2002 - 09:10 PM

May have to get a new MB, just depends.


Not that I mind laugh

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Posted 03 October 2002 - 09:15 PM

Yes, maybe not u, but us cost concious peeps do care. Its just i want an all in one goood mobo!

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Posted 03 October 2002 - 09:19 PM

Wait till later this month and get the 845PE boards.

THey have all of what you need.

Asus features them on thier home page.

They're
cheap too, and use DDR

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Posted 03 October 2002 - 10:38 PM

cool, thanx il do that. Does the 845PE feature dual DDR support or not?

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Posted 03 October 2002 - 11:04 PM

http://www.achieva.com.au/pd_p4pe.htm

No dual DDR tho, it supports PC 2700 tho

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Posted 03 October 2002 - 11:18 PM

According to that link it doesnt have AGP 8x, and thats one of the core things i want. i dont know why intel, who have made the AGP 3.0 spec, wont put it onto their chipsets.

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 03:29 PM

If I were you I would wait till the chip is actually out, and then you can make a decision and know that it will all work, and have the features you want.

Looks like im gonna have to finally get rid of the TH7-II if i want Hyperthreading frown as i doubt they will enable it for an 850 based board, if thats even possible smile

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 05:50 PM

I think that the recent intel chipsets can be upgraded to hyperthread support with a simple BIOS update.

#14 adamvjackson

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 06:21 PM

That's correct.

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 08:11 PM

Yes but i didnt see any mention of the 850, only the 850E, the 1 with official 133mhz support.

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 11:09 PM

Do you think the VIa P4X400 will have the extra voltage regulator thingy.

#17 adamvjackson

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 11:34 PM

This is opinion only, but I doubt it.

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Posted 05 October 2002 - 06:09 PM

Its a new enough chipset aint it? or is it the mobo manufacturers that put that voltage thingy on?

#19 adamvjackson

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Posted 05 October 2002 - 06:37 PM

I doubt the extra power (connection?) will be present until the new chips are officially released, buy again, that's strictly opinion.




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