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    Which Linux to use ?

    My vote for Ubuntu or Kubuntu. I would definitely stay away from Gentoo if I were you. Not exactly user-friendly Ubuntu and Kubuntu both have a very user friendly interface, and awesome package managers, making it very user-friendly. If you are new to the world of Unix, start simple and work your way up, or else you will get frustrated. Another great part about the Ubuntu community is there are lots of users, so there is a lot of support for the product. Don't get a 64 bit version with whatever distro you decide on. You will have quite a few compatibility issues. Just my opinion. Welcome to Unix!
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    Confused new to OC x64 4400+ dual core HTT

    Your HTT is reporting as it should. It runs at 1000 Mhz (Effectively 2000 according to AMD) and I believe they say '2000' because of the location of the memory controller. They put the controller on the processor, rather than the motherboard, like Intel. So this 'effectively' translates to 2000. Someone chime in an please correct me if I'm wrong, or can explain it better. Anyways, everything is working properly. You are right with the CPU speed (or frequency). The frequency is the FSB times the cpu multiplier. For example 2.0 Ghz (2000 Mhz) CPU has a FSB of 200 x 10 cpu multiplier. A CPU at 2.2 Ghz (2200 Mhz) has a FSB of 200 x 11 cpu multiplier, etc., etc. The LTD is what determines your HTT speed. For example.... Earlier you stated that your BIOS reports an HTT of 1000. This number is derived from multiplying the FSB (200) times the LTD (5), which = 1000. So your LTD is what you multiply your FSB by, to determine your HTT.
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    overclocking n00b

    I'm pretty sure you're gonna want to add a signature before anyone helps you. I would READ THIS also. It's a great place to start. It seems like a lot to take in at first, but as soon as you update that signature with your specs, you will be able to get a lot more help.
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    Opteron HT 1/2 of Athlon: Bad 4 Gaming?

    Trust us. Think about it, why would AMD make a server processor that only has half the HT (FSB), as a desktop processor?
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    RAM overclocking on AM2?

    Lots of questions. First off, I would slow down a bit and read this guide. This is your best starting point to answering all the questions you have.
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    Opteron HT 1/2 of Athlon: Bad 4 Gaming?

    My friend tried to convince me of the same thing a while back. He has a SD 4000+, and told me that his HT was twice as big as my Opty's. I laughed.
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    XFX 7600GT PCI-E 256MB XXX Edition

    I would try a different video card before I try a different mobo. I doubt it's a bandwidth issue that's causing the artifacting.
  8. If you're having power issues in gaming, I would check your PSU & Video card first.
  9. I like my OCZ, though I wish it was modular. You don't want to skimp when it comes to the power supply, especially if you're talking about future proofing. The PSU is what gives life to your computer.
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    New Computer Help!

    They do have the AM2 adapter. @Techno....that PSU is sweet. It took me a minute to realize the difference between that and the GameXstream 700w (besides a mere 20w). Then I saw it was modular! That's the one thing I wish my PSU had was the modular cabling.
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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

    I just started playing yesterday. So far it is awesome!!! I can really get into the FPS meets RPG.
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    Computer turns off

    The only way to be sure is to swap out 'known' good working parts into your rig and see what makes it work. Other than that, it's a guessing game.
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    FPS - Ownage Screenshots

    Yeah he did
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    FPS - Ownage Screenshots

    The best tip for CS is to take your time on every shot. One shot one kill. Also, I noticed my game go up a level when I turned down the sensitivity for my mouse. It made it more accurate for the headshot.
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    FPS - Ownage Screenshots

    Here is a cool ss I found in my cstrike folder.