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Playing the waiting game

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dash, 1 Dec 2002.

  1. Dash

    Dash What's a Dremel?

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    Well I am waiting for the granite bay board but if it doesn't come in before Dec 15 or so I am going to have to buy another board for my 2.4b intel chip. Could you recommend a good board for this chip. I was looking at the asus p4pe but would I be memory limited for this chip. I would be using XMS3200 DDR Memory....or should I just bite the bullet and wait for the Asus granite bay

    Thanks for any help
    -Dash
     
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  2. whypick1

    whypick1 The über-Pick

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    Check out Newegg, they have plenty of GB boards.
     
  3. Dash

    Dash What's a Dremel?

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    asus granite bay P4G8X at newegg O_O????????
     
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  4. ejmac

    ejmac What's a Dremel?

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    I don't see it??? I am waiting for Gigabyte's 8inxp (granite bay) myself.
     
  5. Dash

    Dash What's a Dremel?

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    yeah I can't find a ETA for any granite bay board except for myinfinity which pushed back their preorder date and I am not to sure about them. The waiting is the hardest part...:waah:
     
  6. whypick1

    whypick1 The über-Pick

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    Bah, I mistook the new 845s for Granite Bay. Where the hell is my brain?
     
  7. Fowler

    Fowler mmm Cosworth

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    talkin of the P4G8X, Im thinkin of purchasing this board, any news on when its released and how much itl be?

    Ive only managed to find the page on the ASUS site about it and thats it!

    :lol:
     
  8. Dash

    Dash What's a Dremel?

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    this is from anandtech

    "Though the price will initially be steep ($190), this is to be expected with a dual channel chipset, especially one from Intel. Prices will fall though, and we expect motherboards like the P4G8X to get as low as $140 in the next couple of months"

    so that is quite expensive but then again everything is expensive to me :p
     
  9. Fowler

    Fowler mmm Cosworth

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    Id definately buy one for that price, thats a good price in GBP. il just wait to c who offers me one, lol!

    :clap:
     
  10. Dash

    Dash What's a Dremel?

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    indeed this is the mobo I want to get also but since I need a comp(only one I have now is a laptop) I think I am going to have to settle for a P4PE asus.....now I just have to find what is good ram for it :sigh:
     
  11. Fowler

    Fowler mmm Cosworth

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    Good bit of advice: If this board is a granite bay board (which I think it is, can be bothered to check up their or anywere) then get 2 x 256 sticks of rams cos if u get a 512 stick u wont recieve the benefits of the dual channel. I got this information off of someone else, can anyone back it up?

    :yawn:
     
  12. Bursar

    Bursar What's a Dremel?

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    Yup, you will need two sticks of DDR RAM to benefit from the dual channel feature.

    IIRC you put the RAM in banks 1 and 3 to enable the dual feature. If you stick in banks 1 and 2, it runs as it would on a non-dualDDR board.
     

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