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Upgrading a few features for my buddys dell.

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  1. drade

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    Intel pentuim d 630

    Can you reccomend a good cheap mobo that is ment for just gaming, not oc'ing?
     
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    nforce

    hes right the nforce chipsets are better intels are quite poor
     
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    Ok, so if that mobo is compatable with the cpu I told you and this
    ddr2 sdram PC4300 (266MHZ)

    Then I will order it with everything else.
    The dvd burner I posted on page 2
    Matting on page 2
    CPU Cooler page 2
    floppy drive page 2
    and the fans page 2.
     
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    Ok..hold on...........there is no such cpu. Pentium D has no 630 and the 630 is a pentium 4.

    You'd better check what cpu it is before you go much further.
     
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    Ok

    That isn't a pentium d.........it is a pentium 4.

    I would forget the abit board. First of all the 915 chipset sucks. Second the abit boards have gone downhill over the last year.

    Here is what I would suggest.

    ECS C19-a SLI

    or

    MSI P4n Sli-fi

    both of these will support DDR2 and your cpu.

    But you need to research each board on their websites and make sure they are what you want.
     
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    Is the lga 775 scythe cpu cooerl still compatable?
    And im gonna get one of those boards, He just needs a solid board.
     
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    Edit: I am going with the Elitegroup motherboard, the one you have, looks very dependable, great price to!

    So I got this figured out
    Motherboard
    floppy drive
    dvd burner
    matting
    fans
    ect ect

    Just need to know if that cpu cooler will work, then im going to order it all for about 163$ for my buddy

    I do have a windows xp cd.
     
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    SOmething else

    I noticed that EIST is enabled on that cpu and board. That crap should be shut off whatever board you end up with.
     
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    Yes

    I have the Scythe Katana 775 installed on mine right now. It is really nice. I'm at 3.5ghz OC and it is a cool 40c.
     
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    Yes I will shut it off when I get the board

    By the way, Im getting the board you have the ecs c19-a SLI

    All those items come up to a 161$ budget, just what I needed.:)
     
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    One more thing

    I don't have an ATI video card in mine. I won't vouch for that piece. I only use Nvidia.
     
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    What does that mean? I should get another board?
     
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    :laugh: More stressfull then I thought, So what motherboard would you reccomend? For the ati x300se?
     
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    You will like that board


    You will like that board. The northbridge fan runs at about 4700rpm and you can't hear it.

    There are 2 bios updates on their website in the last 2 months and a set od driver updates. The Sata driver update fixes a problem that didn't allow NCQ to be activated and they have fixed that.

    My daughter is watching Pirates of the Car. off of my hard drive across our wireless right now while I'm typing and I can't even tell. It is a sweet chipset.
     
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    I didn't mean to scare you

    It should be fine. I looked at the specs on the ATI and it should be fine. no worries LOL:toast:
     
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    Ok ill get that mobo you have... That you said I will like, everything else looks good, When I install my windows xp cd on it, I will use the driver cd, but then go to the website and update all the shit correct? Am I set to order this stuff?
     
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    Just use the website drivers

    Don't bother with the driver CD!!
     
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    One thing

    One thing that really impressed me about this board is the list of supported CPUs

    Processor Processor info.
    (Cache, System Bus*, Pkg) Status
    Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.73 GHz (2MB,1066 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium D 960(C1) 3.6GHz (2x2MB,800MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium D 950(C1) 3.4GHz (2x2MB,800MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium D 950 3.4 GHz (2x 2MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium D 940(C1) 3.2GHz (2x2MB,800MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium D 940 3.2 GHz (2x 2MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium D 930(C1) 3.0GHz (2x2MB,800MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium D 930 3.0 GHz (2x 2MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium D 920 2.8 GHz (2x 2MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium D 840 3.2 GHz (2x 1MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium D 830 3.0 GHz (2x 1MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium D 820 2.8 GHz (2x 1MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium D 805 2.66GHz (2x 1MB,533MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 672 3.8 GHz (2MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 670(R0) 3.8GHz (2MB,800MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 670 3.8 GHz (2MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 662 3.6 GHz (2MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 660 3.6 GHz (2MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 650(R0) 3.40GHz (2MB,800MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 650 3.4 GHz (2MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 640 3.2 GHz (2MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 631(B1) 3.0GHz (2MB,800MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 631 3.0 GHz (2MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0 GHz (2MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 571 3.8 GHz (1MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 570J 3.8 GHz (1MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 561 3.6 GHz (1MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 560/560J 3.6 GHz (1MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 551 3.4 GHz (1MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 550/550J 3.4 GHz (1MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 541 3.2 GHz (1MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 540/540J 3.2 GHz (1MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 531 3.0 GHz (1MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 530/530J 3.0 GHz (1MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 524 3.06GHz (1MB,533MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 521 2.8 GHz (1MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 520/520J 2.8 GHz (1MB,800 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 519K 3.06GHz (1MB,533MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 519J 3.06GHz (1MB,533MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 516 2.93GHz (1MB,533MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 515 2.93 GHz (1MB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 511 2.8GHz (1MB,533MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 510 2.8 GHz (1MB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 506 2.66GHz (1MB,533MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Pentium 4 505 2.66 GHz (1MB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Celeron D 356(C1) 3.33 GHz (512KB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Celeron D 356(B1) 3.33 GHz (512KB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Celeron D 355(G1) 3.33GHz (256KB,533MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Celeron D 355 3.33 GHz (256KB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Celeron D 351 3.2 GHz (256KB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Celeron D 346 3.06GHz (256KB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Celeron D 345J 3.06 GHz (256KB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Celeron D 341 2.93GHz (256KB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Celeron D 340J 2.93 GHz (256KB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Celeron D 336 2.80 GHz (256KB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Celeron D 335J 2.8 GHz (256KB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Celeron D 331 2.66 GHz (256KB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Celeron D 330J 2.66 GHz (256KB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Celeron D 326 2.53GHz (256KB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
    Intel Celeron D 325J 2.53 GHz (256KB,533 MHz,LGA775) YES
     
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    Wow thats very good.

    Well I am ordering all that today for my buddy, good practice for me, Im gonna have to reformat, then load my windows xp shiz and stuff I love it, Well You said it all looks good, I will order later tonight.
     
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    Imo

    If my calculations are correct, you should be able to Overclock that 630 up to 3.75 ghz on that motherboard with that cooler and it will run really sweet!!.

    Give me a yell when you get it all put together if you need any help!
     
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    Dude thanks jph man you helped me alot, I just ordered all my crap, I did rush order and it should be here this week, Im pumped to redo my buddys dell man, its a POS, but when I put some of this new crap it, it should run better then ever.

    He will be getting a video card later on.:) :)

    It should be fun!
     
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    When you set up that cooler. Aim it at the back of the case so it blows the heat toward the back exhaust fan. That will keep everything nice and cool. Also if there is a side vent on that case, I would suggest an intake fan there. The last fan can be in the front and contrarty to what people will tell you, have it blowing out to take out the heat from the hard drive. Then one little trick i learned is to open one slot in the back to allow air to be sucked in across the video card cooler. Since there will be negative air flow due to 2 fans out and one fan in, it will pull air in that slot across the vga card and cool it really nicely.
     
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    I do need to keep this all straight in my head. I'm helping another guy on another forum who has the same board with an 805 in it. So don't let me get confused LOL!!

    Edit..... one more nice thing about that board.

    It has 2 ide ata 133 connections and a floppy connection and 4 sata connections. That makes it so your CD/DVD is on a completely different controller from your IDE hard drives (if you have any).
     
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