View Full Version : Finally! My new system.

05-31-04, 02:07 PM
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc....ufactory=BROWSE (http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=20-144-609&catalog=23&manufactory=BROWSE)
1 stick of this until maybe a bit later on..


Geforce 6800u has high power requirements ya know..

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc....ufactory=BROWSE (http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=13-128-241&catalog=23&manufactory=BROWSE)

I've heard nothing but love from this item.

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc....ufactory=BROWSE (http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-424&catalog=23&manufactory=BROWSE)

The a64..I feel bad for you intel users.

And of course, the Geforce 6800 Ultra as my video card. Hopefully, this will be Doom 3 ready. Any compatability issues?

This is as *far* as my budget will go.

Anyway, I'm using my old hardrive as well as my CD-R/W and DVD-R drives.

This is what I'm replacing:

Number of CPUs 1
Name Intel Pentium 4
Code Name Willamette
Specification Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 1.80GHz
Family / Model / Stepping F 1 2
Extended Family / Model 0 0
Brand ID 8
Package mPGA-478
Core Stepping D0
Technology 0.18 µ
Supported Instructions Sets MMX, SSE, SSE2
CPU Clock Speed 1794.2 MHz
Clock multiplier x 18.0
Front Side Bus Frequency 99.7 MHz
Bus Speed 398.7 MHz
L1 Data Cache 8 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Trace Cache 12 Kµops, 8-way set associative
L2 Cache 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed 1794.2 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
L2 Bus Width 256 bits


Mainboard and chipset
Motherboard manufacturer Intel Corporation
Motherboard model D845BG, AAA74060-403
BIOS vendor Intel Corp.
BIOS revision PT84510A.86A.0012.P01.0111131009
BIOS release date 11/13/2001
Chipset Intel i845D rev. 4
Southbridge Intel 82801BA (ICH2) rev. 5
Sensor chip 5B5B
AGP Status enabled, rev. 2.0
AGP Data Transfert Rate 4x
AGP Side Band Addressing supported, not enabled
AGP Aperture Size 64 MBytes

DRAM Size 512 MBytes
DRAM Frequency 132.9 MHz
CAS# Latency 2.5 clocks
RAS# to CAS# 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge 3 clocks
Cycle Time (TRAS) 6 clocks
# of memory modules 2
Module 0 SpecTek Incorporated DDR-SDRAM PC2100 - 256 MBytes
Module 1 Infineon DDR-SDRAM PC2300 - 256 MBytes

2 x 256 pc2100 DDR memory.


And a generic brand ATX 300w PSU that came with the computer.

And these are the things I am keeping.

Case (obviously)
Hard drives -
100.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
50.89 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

LITE-ON LTR-24102B [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

WDC WD1000BB-00CAA0 [Hard drive] (100.03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMA8C1464584, rev 16.06V16, SMART Status: Healthy

I plan to make the order from Newegg by Thursday, and hopefully it will arrive by Monday. Anything I should do in preperation for installing these items? Anything I should do after? Hopefully this is a nice system that will welcome Doom III quite nicely.

05-31-04, 03:56 PM
shouldnt feel sorry for my little old p4 3.0c, its only oced to 4068 on water, this cpu still holds its own even against the a64 fx series, and itll trounce that a64 3000+.Not bad for a year old cpu.

05-31-04, 03:59 PM
Looks good! Only thing I would suggest is not to hook up any more than the basic components (cpu, 1 stick of ram, hdd, fdd, and video card) until you get the system up and running stable with all new drivers.

The only thing may give you problems is the ram, some boards are picky. However, I just finished a NF2 board (GigaByte) for my daughter and it seems to like just about any ram...I tried several different types/speed ratings of DDR ram and it liked them all! Good luck!

05-31-04, 06:37 PM
Nice. I am hoping to take the Athlon64 plunge when the speed grade hits 4000+ or so... thats g onna take a while :(

05-31-04, 07:50 PM
I am aprehensive about making any upgrades till PCI express comes by and is out in full force., I figure I make the plunge I want as many interchangable parts as possible. And none of my current components would work anyway. So I'm holding out until then.