Hi, building computer, have all parts picked out, need help to check compatibility.

By awsskater892
Jul 20, 2006
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  1. Hi, Im building a computer, Can anyone help me and tell me if evrything here is compattible, because Im not to good with compatibility. thanks -Nick

    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 2000MHz HT 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail

    Motherboard: ASUS A8N5X Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD - Retail

    Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    Disc drives:(two of these) NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

    Memory: CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail


    Videocard: SAPPHIRE 100153L Radeon X1800GTO2 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

    Soundcard: soundblaster 24bit live

    Firewire: have a firewire card

    Case: ASPIRE X-DISCOVERY-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    Windows: Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2 - OEM
  2. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie Newcomer, in training Posts: 278

    Yes, it seems good. However, upgrade on stock cooling for your processor, I suggest a Zalman, they're about 30 bucks and they're miles better and much more quiet.

    Also, I sincerely hope that case does NOT come with a power supply; as ASPIRE is known for their junk PSU's, especially ones that come with their cases. Go with an Enermax, Forton, Antec, Ultra, etc.
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

  4. awsskater892

    awsskater892 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 212

    Yes, I will be purchasing a new power supply I just didnt add it to that list. Are you sure Im gonna need a new heat spreader for the processer? Im not going to overclock, I dont need to with the dual 2.2ghz, so Will it really heat up that much? but if you say it will be alot quiter then I guess its worth it. Anyone else have a ny different ideas??
  5. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

    The retail processer comes with a heat sink and fan that should be more then enough at stock speeds.
  6. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 Newcomer, in training Posts: 546

    yea, ive never had any problems with sound or heat issues with stock cooling.

    ...AMD
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,385   +205

    I have an AMD Athlon FX-55 with stock heatsink and fan. I don't overclock either. It's been fine for about a year and a half.
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