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after a 7 year affair with Dell ( is that heresy here? ), I am now back in the game!

 

have scoured this site for the past 2 weeks, and ordered or received everything in my build below....

 

first time overclocker....this should b interesting...want something fast/reliable...thinking 3.6/3.8 range

 

not a gamer, very little autocad, but heavy photoshop, dreamweaver, vb6, serv-u, gotomypc, windows hellIndexing...firefox, ie8, all with media player blaring in the background etc etc, blah blah...usually have 7-8 memory hogging apps running all the time, am after shear power and speed now...

 

trying to decide to dual boot xp pro/ vista64, or go with win7/xp emulation mode....have some xp apps that won't run in vista...

 

will be home computer, some crashes tolerated.....

 

adding gt9600 card to list....

 

reading...read...re......

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Why would you need to dual boot vista/xp?

 

He said in his post that he has some programs that wont run in Vista

 

 

@ dottie Welcome to OCC. Glad to have another person in the Custom PC world, but remember... Don't Touch The Llamas!

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hey there;

 

welcome to occ.

 

glad to see you're choosing to get away from dell and saving money with better parts to build your own...

 

it's a much better choice!

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thanky all...

 

i have some drivers for telescope control equipment that won't run in vista...

also still using filemaker 5.0, not vista compatible....but am gonna move that stuff to access 1 of these daze...

 

am tempted to go win7/xp emulation.....get ahead of the os curve for once....

 

at least i can figure out what works in emulation mode and what doesn't ahead of time...

 

worst case i just reformat and go back to vista64/xp dual boot...

 

i need to research the memory issue running win7/xp emu....thought i read today xp emu needs 3-4 gig ram to run, not sharing with win7???

if thats the case, maybe i should make the jump straight to 12gig???

 

 

hey there;

 

welcome to occ.

 

glad to see you're choosing to get away from dell and saving money with better parts to build your own...

 

it's a much better choice!

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well, i'm 5 minutes from frys here in sactown...makes it easy...

bought most stuff there except they didn't carry the gigabyte extreme card, online order to compusa for that 1

and had to go online to frozencpu for the megahalen cooler....

all parts should be in by wednesday....

 

Aloha!

 

Welcome To OCC

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