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    Old 09-28-01, 11:40 AM
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    Okay, I started out wanting just to add some ram to my system. I currently have 128 meg and was going to add 2 more 256 chips. As I was checking the specs on my mobo, I realized that it could only accept 128 meg chips . So I started looking into purchasing a new motherboard. Now, I am running an AMD 500 mhz Athlon processor, which is a slot A chip. I would really like to get a dual socket A board so I won't have to upgrade again for a long long time, but I'm kind of having trouble justifying spending the money on a new Tyan Tiger MP board and a new Athlon MP processor (the second one to come later on). Are there any other dual boards that will take a normal Athlon socket A chip, so I can spend a little less money there? Or should I just stop whining and be happy with my 390 meg of ram (PC100 btw).
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    If you are running Win98,Me 384MB is the maximum usable anyway. What I'd do, since you asked, is just buy the ram and be happy with that for awile. And actually I'd get pc133 for overclockability, resaleability, or possible transporting it to a new system. You might have actually noticed the quality pc100 stuff costs more than pc133. And I'm sure you looked at the cost of doing the big upgrade just for more ram: $200 MB, $70 512 quality ram, $160 AMD MP. I noticed there havn't been any new AMD Mp's lately. What's up with that?

    But keep whining because it's really dreaming. I've been dreaming about getting a new video card for a long time and I think I'll finally get one soon.
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    Old 09-28-01, 03:53 PM
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    I'm running Win 2k Pro, so I know it could handle the ram. I guess, I'm also lookng for an excuse to upgrade above and beyond simple memory and what better way then a dual socket board. I just wish I could run a 900 T-bird on that board. I think two 900 T-birds would be better then a single MP and for les money.
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    Got to correct myself: thats 512MB without registry modifications. And then more with modifications which is apperently easy. Sorry for any confusion.
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