thanks to everyone

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Well, i would just like to thank this community for the quality help that i received from it. I just finished putting together my first computer, with minor setbacks, and would like to thank everyone who helped me along the way. You guys are great, and i really appreciate your help.

my final system specs:
1.4tb
k7s5a
512 pc2100 from crucial
IBM Deskstar 60GXP 40gb
Visiontek GF3
Creative labs audigy xgamer
klipshe 4.1 speakers
ltd 163 DVD
NEC fe950+bk monitor

any questions about any of this stuff let me know, i'll be glad to start helping instead of being the one needing the help ;)

thanks again

thanks again
 

lhgpoobaa

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that k7s5a is a KT266A chipset based board isnt it? hope so.
cpu good
hard drive good
graphics card... if u can find one a gainward geforce3... they are the tops for overclocking.


no cd burner? u can get a 12x or 16x with burn proof for highly affordable prices now.


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Nope, the ECS k7s5a uses the SiS735 chipset. Just ordered one yesterday. It is unbelievable "inexpensive." I dare not use "cheap", it has been getting great reviews, and great benchmarks!
 

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It uses the SEPERIOR SiS 735 chipset (I say Superior because I have never seen a VIA chipset the did not have at least one SEVERE problem in certain standard configurations).

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lhgpoobaa

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ahhhh
good good good

just making sure that Mr initial poster didnt have some inferior chipset (ali magik or KT266)


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Well, ALi Magik is OK, it's not problematic and is only slightly slower than the 761/686B, which is only slightly slower than the SiS, which is only slightly slower than the KT266A which I won't be buying.

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lhgpoobaa

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ahhhh
good good good

just making sure that Mr initial poster didnt have some inferior chipset (ali magik or KT266)

just wondering if the KT266A is trouble free


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<pre><ne0> Woah, deja vu...
<tr1n1ty> What did you just say?
<ne0> Nothing, just deja vu...
<tr1n1ty> What did you see?
<ne0> A post appeared on THG...and then another post just like it.
<tr1n1ty> How much like it? Was it the same post?
<ne0> I'm not sure...maybe...what is it?
<tr1n1ty> Deja vu is usually a glitch in the server; it happens when the hard drive has a firsthand encounter with a liquid lunch.
<ne0> Oh, ok...speaking of which...if a server crashes in a server farm and no one hears it, does it still cost four figures to fix?
<tr1n1ty> Let's put it this way. You need a server; the tech contractor needs a new boat.
<ne0> Damn, I kinda figured that. Say, shouldn't we be running from sentient AI beings or something?
<tr1n1ty> I don't know. Did somebody leave their Reaper bot running?
</pre><p>
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lhgpoobaa

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heh... my sisters fiance has an ali magic mobo (a7?266 - that dual ram one from asus)

had nothing but trouble trouble trouble from it
has issues copying anyhting/loading anything.
but it could just be a bad board *shrug*

personally i dont mind the kt266a, so long as it proves to be bug free...

time will tell i guess




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lhgpoobaa

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indeed
unless the temp monitor is mounted in the socket or chip die itself its bound to be unreliable... varying distance from the die can have a big effect, especially if there is airflow behind the chip.

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10-15% is not slightly slower especially when all you changed was the mobo chipset crash. I do however respect your stability first motto.

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Crashman

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It's roughly 5% (2%-8% depending on the benchmark) slower than the 761/686B boards which have become a standard for benchmarking. So it's roughly 10% slower than the SiS 735 chipset.

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And nearly 20% slower than the kt266a. That is a BIG number in computer performance crash.

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