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  1. Thanks Repr. From what I've read around the web the 4200x2 seems to be a very popular 939 CPU. This will be the last upgrade for this system (besides the video card) and I want to be sure and get the max that 'ol 939 socket had to offer. I dont know much about overclocking so chances are what I replace that stock 3700 with will also remain stock thats why I lean more towards the 4800x2/185 Opti end of things.
  2. Below are my current specs. I would like to keep this nice DFI board and Ballistix memory for another year or two. The video card is an easier decision given that another 7800gtx for SLI will cost about as much as a single, better performing 8800 card (especially with the 8800gt coming out). As far as the CPU, with the prices of 939 CPU's so low would it make sense to replace my perfectly good 3700+ with a 4800x2 or 180/185 Opti? Thanks codeseven
  3. Just for the sake of keeping my system current, I'm going to download the April DirectX 9.0c files. After doing so do I need to re-install my chipset drivers or video card driver? Thanks
  4. Thanks. From what I've been reading in the mean time it looks like a single newer card is now better than two of my cards in SLI! GEEZ!:mad:
  5. I have an DFI nf4 SLI-DR mobo, AMD 3700+ SD, 2gigs Crucial Ballistix, with a single BFG 7800 GTX video card. I want to add another video card for SLI. 1) Does it have to be the another 7800? same brand(BFG)? Or can it be a higher (7900/7950) or lower rated card? 2) Is the 3700+ enough to power 2 cards? Thanks! PS: Oops! forgot about my comps stats already posted below.
  6. Cheesmemo, I'm about to do a reformat and install of Windows, what do you mean by 'I followed Angry_Games video'?
  7. Thanks for the link. I haven't heard of this before. It does sound like a 'cool n quiet' like program that makes auotmatic adjustments on the fly. Does anybody know more about this? Is it another driver that needs to be installed/ updated?
  8. Posted by Angry, thanks. Basic order of loading software on fresh/new install: 1. chipset drivers - Intel boards, 5.10 Nvidia NF2/NF3 chipset drivers for WinXP or 6.53 NForce4 Standalone Drivers for NF4 boards for 2k/XP 2. Windows 2000/XP Critical updates (I suggest leaving Automatic Updates ENABLED) 3. Video Card Drivers (ATI / NVidia etc) 4. Audio card drivers/periphial drivers (printers, scanners etc) 5. Windows update for driver updates/non-criticals like WinMedia9 etc 6. Anti-Virus and other software 7. remember to CHECK FOR UPDATES WEEKLY! Windowsupdate, Norton/McAffee anti-virus, etc.
  9. Thanks Kaollasu, whats #6) load AMD 'CPU driver'?
  10. I'm formatting and re-installing my OS later. But before I do, what about things like my nForce chipset drivers, DirectX, video and sound card drivers, is there a sequence before or after OS install that I need to follow? Thanks Mike
  11. XP x64 Pro has been by far the best OS I have ever used and I'm willing to bet, the best Microcrap has produced so far. Faster, stable and I haven't (fingers crossed) had a single BSOD yet.
  12. Thanks guys, can you clue me in on why I wouldn't/shouldn't use the x16 version?
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