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pelly
09-27-02, 12:12 AM
I've finally managed to get a new AMD system together...just in time for the onslaught of new NVIDIA reviews...

I ended up with the following:

AMD XP1600 ( Green PCB ) overclocks up to 1750MHz!
MSI KT4 Ultra
(2) 256MB Corsiar XMS PC3200 CAS2
Various graphics cards
WD 80GB Special Edition with 8MB buffer
Lite-On 40X CDRW ( use firmware to bump up to 48X ) :p

And best of all......the bright yellow Chieftec aluminum case......
It's bright....it's obnoxious....it's perfect... :D

http://pubpages.unh.edu/~seanp/PC/System%20015.jpg

Note: The case does not stay on the desk....It lives on the floor to the left of the desk...... :)

pelly
09-27-02, 12:13 AM
Before anyone asks.....

No, I did not buy a 9700.....that card will be making an appearance here at nV News in the very near future....

Keep your eyes peeled....it's going to be interesting.... :p

thcdru2k
09-27-02, 12:14 AM
o0o0 i can't wait, very sweet

pelly
09-28-02, 04:42 PM
Update....

The 9700 Pro refuses to run any game longer than 5 seconds while installed in my MSI KT4 Ultra motherboard...

I've got this narrowed down to the AGP8x spec and have been working with Sapphire and ATI to find a solution...

There's a few ideas on the table...though nothing concrete at this time...

Don't expect any articles regarding this card for awhile...

:rolleyes:

|JuiceZ|
09-28-02, 04:55 PM
Awesome man, congrats!! I know how you feel, I just picked up my xp1800/gigabyte ga-7vrxp last week ;) gl getting the 9700 to wrk, can't wait for the review :)

pelly
09-28-02, 05:24 PM
The initial suggestion by my contact was:

"Well, use it in a KT333.....they work great in those boards"

:rolleyes:

Essense
09-29-02, 11:51 PM
Where did you get that Desk at? It's pretty nice, how much did you pay for it?

Regards,
Mike

SavagePaladin
09-30-02, 03:48 AM
Originally posted by pelly
The initial suggestion by my contact was:

"Well, use it in a KT333.....they work great in those boards"

:rolleyes:

"Hi, we're retarded."

___

I heard they should work fine if you set em to 4x...

pelly
09-30-02, 05:07 AM
The desk was on sale at Staples for $149...for the entire desk...It turns out, it was supposed to be $149 for the desk and another $149 for the hutch...though the Ad was clearly marked showing the lower price so the manager honored the ad...

:D

pelly
09-30-02, 05:08 AM
There is no way to force AGP4x with these things... :confused:

Fortunately, I found out the cause of my problems which turned out to be shoddy QA by the folks at Sapphire...

:rolleyes: