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What kind of chipset are you using?

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Still researching parts to upgrade my "dream system" and would like to know what type of chipsets you guys/gals are using on your motherboards. I have heard good and bad about the Sis 645DX chip sets and I have heard good and bad about Intel 845's.I need some techy help from you guys as to what I should buy or just some info on your chipset type and if you've had good or bad experiences with them.Thanks for your time.Carl

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I have an Asus P4B533-V motherboard with the Intel 845G chipset, and I would recomend both that mb and chipset >:-)

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I'm using the Intel 845 chipset. I recently replaced my Intel 845HV (Which I have for sale in "the mall") motherboard with the Intel 845EBG2. I did the upgrade so that I could switch to DDR Ram, and so far, I love it. I'm running a 478pin P4 with it and 512Mb Ram and a Radeon 7500, and get a very smooth 35 FPS with most sliders at or near max. Hope this helps.MikeOcala, Florida

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Using an Asus A7V333 with Via KT333 chipset. Couldn't be happier. Well, that's not true anymore since the KT400 is out ;).Matt

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Intel 845D (Brookdale) chipset on a Gigabyte GA-8IRXP MoBoP4 2.2GHz - Fast and very stable combo.Mike

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845G w/ high-end DDR ram is a GREAT buy right now. I have an MSI 845G Max-L mainboard with 2.4Ghz and 512MB PC3200 DDR ram. You experience the sim like a hot knife through butter. Both the ASUS and MSI boards have great support for OC'ing as well. You'll pay a bit more for the ASUS, but you get what you pay for - they make a nice product. The MSI board is a great bang-for-the-buck, and they have 1st class tech support. Gigabyte makes nice boards also - highly tweakable, although I don't know if they have a board on the market yet with the 845G (you definitely want the 845G, and not the 845E).Suggest you surf over to Tom's Hardware. They size these products up pretty well.J

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Intel 845G chipset here. Fairly nice chipset.Ryan-Flightpro08 :-coolVATSIM Pilot/ControllerZLA ARTCC Controller 1 (C-1)SAN TRACON Lead [link:www.taxiwaysigns.com]Taxiwaysigns.com Scenery Designer-----------------------------My "Home Made" System Specs:Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz ProcessorTurbo Gamer ATX Mid-Tower with 420W Power SupplyEPoX 4G4A Motherboard with Intel 845G ChipsetVisiontek XTASY GeForce4 128MB Ti4600 (Det 40.41 Drivers)512MB PC2100 DDR RAM40GB Matrox 7200RPM Hard DriveWindows XP Home Edition*No CPU or GPU Overclocking*3dMark2001SE Score: 11298

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Iwill Par4 w/ Intel I850E chipset. Smokin board, but it's pricey. I had the SIS 645E-Max board, and for the money it is an excellent board. It handles heat and power dips better than any board I've had.

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Are you running the RDRAM 1066 or 800 on that board? I came close to choosing the 850E - it's a screamer, but the RAMBUS memory factor was a deterent for me. I opted for high speed DDR instead. The bandwidth on that RAMBUS memory is incredible though.

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I'm running 1066 Rambus on it. Very nice :) I have DDR333 on my MSI SIS-645E Max board that my brother uses, very nice combo too. Would highly recommend either one. MSI is cheap for the speed and service is A+. Haven't contacted service for my 850 yet... so I don't know :)

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