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Old July 20th 03, 03:35 PM
Steve Wolfe
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Hello All,

I currently have an AMD Athlon XP 2000+ (Palimino core) on an MSI
K7T-Turbo2 board and I'd like to upgrade to the ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
(hope this one is as good as my P/I-P55T2P4 was....) with 1 gig of
memory comprised of 2x512 Corsair XMS PC3200C2PT RAM. I was hoping to
get information on 2 things:

1) My current system uses a Sparkle 350 Watt power supply and runs
rock stable. This ps does NOT have the extra ATX 12V connector. Will I
be able to continue to use this power supply with the ASUS A7N8X
Deluxe and say a 2800+ Barton core cpu?

2) Can you use Palimino core cpu's on this ASUS A7N8X Deluxe? If so,
does anyone believe I'll see a good speed boost using my existing
2000+ and switching from PC133 RAM (896 meg) to the Dual channel DDR
400 (1024 meg)?

Thanks for any help!

Steve
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Old July 20th 03, 04:44 PM
Kirby Crosby
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your 350 watt ps may be a little bit light , there is only one way to find
out.
You do not state any other system specs (vid card # of drives etc) this will
help determine your needs as well.
The A7N8X does not have the extra connector for 12 volt lines so that is not
an issue.
The palomino core cpus are compatible and, yes you should see a considerable
increase in performance just from switching to DDR from PC133.

good luck!


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Hello All,

I currently have an AMD Athlon XP 2000+ (Palimino core) on an MSI
K7T-Turbo2 board and I'd like to upgrade to the ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
(hope this one is as good as my P/I-P55T2P4 was....) with 1 gig of
memory comprised of 2x512 Corsair XMS PC3200C2PT RAM. I was hoping to
get information on 2 things:

1) My current system uses a Sparkle 350 Watt power supply and runs
rock stable. This ps does NOT have the extra ATX 12V connector. Will I
be able to continue to use this power supply with the ASUS A7N8X
Deluxe and say a 2800+ Barton core cpu?

2) Can you use Palimino core cpu's on this ASUS A7N8X Deluxe? If so,
does anyone believe I'll see a good speed boost using my existing
2000+ and switching from PC133 RAM (896 meg) to the Dual channel DDR
400 (1024 meg)?

Thanks for any help!

Steve



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Old July 20th 03, 11:33 PM
JonnyCab®
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your 350 watt ps may be a little bit light , there is only one way to find
out.


That's what I thought, but I'm running one A7N8X on an Antec PP303X 300W
supply, and it runs fine with only one CD-R, one hard drive, and one floppy.

You do not state any other system specs (vid card # of drives etc) this

will
help determine your needs as well.


True...

The A7N8X does not have the extra connector for 12 volt lines so that is

not
an issue.


True...and it's one of the few nForce2 boards that does not need that
connector.

The palomino core cpus are compatible and, yes you should see a

considerable
increase in performance just from switching to DDR from PC133.


True...


 




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