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by forresthale / March 26, 2006 8:14 AM PST

I'm planning to build my own system but I'm not sure what to choose. I want to go with an Asus mother board
1. P5GD2 Deluxe Motherboard (Pentium 4/Celeron, LGA775, 915P, ATX, 4GB DDR2, 800MHz FSB)
or
2. P5GD2 Premium Motherboard (Pentium 4, LGA775, 915P/ICH6R, ATX, 4GB DDR2, 800MHz FSB)
and the proccessor
(3.2GHz, 2MB, 800MHz FSB, Socket 775 - SKU: BX80547PG3200F)
My question is are they compatible? What kind of RAM do I need, should I know more about it than DDR2?
And since this is the first time I'm doing this can anyone tell me more about it and what should I watch for?
Thank you very much. Allan

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Things to watch for..
by CodeNameG / March 27, 2006 8:13 AM PST
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Be sure to ground yourself with the metal case, you don't want to fry anything....
Also be sure to mount the motherboard correctly, if you don't it could short the motherboard out.
Be sure to tie up your wires for less chances of overheating.

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grounding?
by forresthale / March 28, 2006 6:24 AM PST
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I don't really understand what you mean by grounding myself with the motherboard. Could you be more spesific, please?

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your CPU and motherboard are compatible
by ramarc / March 27, 2006 9:58 AM PST
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You'll need DDR2-533 or DDR2-600 RAM.

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Sounds like some research will help you a lot...
by prodesma / April 2, 2006 3:34 PM PDT
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If you are somewhat unfamiliar with grounding and what DDR2 RAM type is, some research is helpful. In fact, about 80% of your build time should be research, actual build time can be half a day, maybe including installing drivers if you are somewhat proficient.

Check forums like overclockers, extremetech, and tomshardware. They have many, many detailed posts that should not need to be repeated HERE for each individual.

I'd been a powerMac guy my entire life and built a PC straight away. U can check my profile/posts to learn more about that.

I suggest Monarch Computing and ZipZoomFly for buying. NewEgg and Tiger Direct are good too.


My suggestion is to DO THE RESEARCH. U don't want to be halfway through and learn u got the wrong mobo or something else.

Good luck, cheers.

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