trigggl Posted August 20, 2003 Share Posted August 20, 2003 One of these days, I'll have enough money and knowledge at the same time to build a decent computer. I didn't realize at the time I bought my current MoBo that it had something called RDRam. When I got it I was surprised that my Dimms would not fit in it. Then, I learned that 800MB's per second wasn't as fast as it sounded because it's in series instead of parallel. Now I'm stuck at 128MB's of ram and I have the option of running a little slower with PC100's on a Dimm riser that blocks my CPU cooling or pay the extra bucks for Rimms that are hard to find as single sticks. They are made faster in newer boards by using 2 identical ones in parallel, but my i820 operates only in series. I have succesfully run it with just the one 64MB stick (just to make sure).By the way, my board is very overclockable, so, that is another reason to build your own. I have a PII 350 running at 483. I eventually want to upgrade to a PIII 1GHz processor when I can find the right deal. It is a slot 1 so I would have to get an adapter. It may be easier for me to be satisfied with what I have till I can get a different MB.My video card is another story of what happens when you don't research. I bought the cheapest GeForce 4 I could find only to realize for a couple dollars more you get DDR memory instead of SDRam on the board. Of well, I'm not a serious gamer anyways. It does the job.I've also recently decided to move over to Linux and that brings up hardware issues. My ISA sound card isn't well supported. I did get my Win Modem working though.Live and learn. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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