Question about CPU

  ACOLYTE 12:17 25 Apr 07

Hi,all,i am in the process of building a new pc and am looking at this cpu
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Now im not sure what the x64 is,does it mean i need the 64 bit version of windows to run it or would it run ok on my 32bit version of xp home?

  harps1h 13:31 25 Apr 07

it will work just fine with 32 bit windows.

  harps1h 13:38 25 Apr 07

also if you look here there is a definite lead time of 5 days. remember you will need an am2 motherboard and ddr2 memory to work in conjunction with it.

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  Totally-braindead 13:41 25 Apr 07

It will work fine with either 32 bit or 64 bit windows, the X64 bit is meant to improve performance/compatability with 64 bit windows and 64 bit programs, I would stick to 32 bit windows.
Just make sure the motherboard is an AM2 board and will support this processor.
I did notice its not in stock though.

  ACOLYTE 22:39 25 Apr 07

Thx for the reply's at least now i know i dont have to buy another OS,lol.

Harps1h,im not totaly sure what a 5 day lead time is lol.As for the Motherboard i was looking at this one
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looks ok and quite cheap too.

  Totally-braindead 22:46 25 Apr 07

You mean this one click here £5 cheaper and not off Ebay?

  ACOLYTE 22:51 25 Apr 07

Yeah thats the one,lol the reason i was looking on ebay is somtimes you can get some nice deals,and i can pay by paypal witch for me is a +,although i have not looked around the local shops for any of this stuff it has all been online,but i doubt that i would get the same prices on the high street.

  Totally-braindead 22:57 25 Apr 07

My last board was a gigabyte one and its still going strong - sold it to a mate.
Only problem I might forsee with it is it has only 2 PCI slots, not a problem if thats all you need but could be a problem for some.
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  harps1h 20:59 26 Apr 07

i would suggest you move your budget up slightly and invest in an nforce 570 reference board. by the way 5 day lead in time is the time it will take to get out to you.

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the board you were looking at is an older model thus the price. not sure the chip and board are best suited as it may throttle the cpu performance. it a bit like buying a £500 suit and putting a £20 shirt with it.

  ACOLYTE 03:01 30 Apr 07

Thx for the info ill take a good look at that board).

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