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Got feedup with the bios on the old system and it was time for a new build anyway

So ive gone over to the darkside ( AMD )

Brought a

AMD 64 single core (939) 3500 CPU

2gig DDR400 ram

ABIT AN8 Mobo

Geforce 6600 card

The Hyundai L90d+ monitor ( someone here talks about alot ) ( very nice , thanks )

New simple black case, quiet fans

All up and working now

Just a few questions for you tech people, how come the BIOS is saying the CPU is tunning at 2000Mhz?
 

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Just a few questions for you tech people, how come the BIOS is saying the CPU is tunning at 2000Mhz?
That will be the real clock speed. The "marketing speed" quoted by AMD is what it would like the customer to believe it's equivalent to in Pentium terms. There is currently no AMD processor at 3.5 GHz but AMD reckons this chip competes with a 3.5 GHz Intel. It's all pretty meaningless anyway - one week AMD will be on top, the next week Intel. Just enjoy your new system [Y]
 

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Stock speed of the 3500 64bit is 2.2Ghz. I have a 3500 939 winchester running at 2.53Ghz on default voltage. (240*10.5) on the Asus A8N-SLI deluxe (2*6600gt) 2gig pc3500 Kingston Hyper X.

That is a small overclock but makes big difference to my battlefield 2 experience. (cpu/ram 1/1)
 

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might have too already

When I try and install SP2 for XP Iam getting Cyclic Redundancy Check errors

Ive re-installed XP and its still doing it. Then I tired to install a small program like winrar and its saying the same thing.

Is this RAM or Hard Disk problems. Ive ran a Windows XP checkdisk and it didnt show anything up.

The RAM is branded memory and the harddisk is a STA 120gig drive. I have used NTFS for 2 pars on the drive roughly 60gig each
 

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A cyclic redundancy check is basically a process which identifies whether the data in transit is 'ok'. Getting this error means what you are trying to use to send the data is corrupt.

A CRC on a CD for instance would tell you that the CD has a bit of corrupt data on it (can take 1 bit of corrupt data for this to be caused). If you are installing serv pack 2 from your hard drive (i.e downloaded) then that tells me that part of your hard drive is corrupt, especially as it is happening with another program.

Try the software below, run it and see what it says. This could be a warning that your hard drive is about to take a sicky. This is ONLY if the data you are installing is held on the C drive (or whichever drive). If it's a CD your using, the CD will be faulty etc.

http://www.softwarepatch.com/security/crsecuritydownload.html
 

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I currently have the 3500+ on my file pusher/main pc and they are excellent processors. Mines about 7 months old and still holding its own amongst the processor world for speed. Ive got mine running at about 2.4ghz as it refused to POST any higher than this but Im using a Asus A8V deluxe board. I'm currently planning an upgrade and tempted to go to one of the Athlon X2 processors. I think the motherboard is going to survive the cut as I dont intend to go SLI so I might just get a better AGP card (6800 GT or Ultra).

I was going to buy a Apple G5 but with the change over to Intel based processors in 2006/07 it doesnt seem a good decision to buy one now so this upgrade has got to last me until then when I shall review the situation.
 

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cheers

I'll give it ago

I have only just installed the HD yesturday. Nightmare

I swaped the memory out for some older memory and its still doing it, so looks like a HD problem.
It won't be the RAM, will be a physical drive, whether it's a floppy, cd, USB drive or a Hard Drive. All means the same, bad patch while the data is in transit.

Is it a brand new drive then? If so, how did you partition it? Did you use some software to do it or did you do it from scratch with the XP CD?
 

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yeah let XP do the partition

I just brought another driver from a shop, going to try this

If this works I'll phone up scan and get the money back on the HD...as its a D.O.A

After spending ?30 for next day saturday deliverly and not been able to use the system I think I should get a credit there
 

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This always happens to a certain extent, for instance I have lost 7gb on my 80gb drive.

The main culprit though is that you can set the size of the partition on XP instalation, so maybe you have a bit left over there? 2 Partitions, one with no volume?

Check Disk Management in XP and see what it says the capactiy is there, also check to see whether you have any unformatted partitions.
 

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Not neccesarily no. You always loose some space on hard drives, I'm not to sure exactly how much, havent messed around with a 160gb drive to that extent. I would have expected a 160gb drive to read at about 140 though, 130 seems pretty low.

Maybe someone else with a 160gb HDD can tell you what theirs is giving, though it differs from one manufacturer to another.
 

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Sorry to hijack this thread but I have an AMD 3700+ and am looking to
overclock it. If your going to overclock yours, can you tell me how you
did it please?

By the way, I think you might be able to add a second graphics card
onto your motherboard and bridge the two for double the memory, or run
two monitors sumiltaneously :)
 
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