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    I'm looking to get a mainboard for a P4 1.8GHz Socket 478 - 512Kb - Northwood that is based on the Intel 845. (I 'm using the 845 because I'm using SD RAM) One thing I would like is that the mainboard have 4 RAM slots

    Thanks Khaine

  • #2
    Just one thing, you'd be cripplin' the CPU usin' SDRAM though and the end result will be very disappointing performance.
    My suggestion would be to seriously look at a i845D board, 1.6A P4 CPU and 256MB of DDR SDRAM as the 1.6A will o/c just as well as a 1.8 and be cheaper, plus the price between a i845 and i845D board would be very little so the DDR SDRAM wouldn't be that much more to fork out over your original intentions and you would gain a great deal performance wise. :smokin:
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    • #3
      What Wiggo said... my Pentium 4 runs about 10-15% faster in most applications with DDR instead of SDR SDRAM. Don't cripple a fast chip with SDR SDRAM - if you can afford a Pentium 4 you can afford DDR SDRAM :thumb:
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      • #4
        Agreed. But if you opt toward DDR, you also have other chipsets from different companies to choose from. Read: VIA and SiS.
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        • #5
          Well the thing is that I only just upgraded my RAM and I don't mind if it 10-15% slower than using DDR as It'll do me fine

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mr.Tweak
            Agreed. But if you opt toward DDR, you also have other chipsets from different companies to choose from. Read: VIA and SiS.
            For a high end system I wouldn’t touch a SIS chipset with a 10 foot pole.

            And for reliabilty I wouldn't go past the Intel chipset,
            VIA make good chipsets but they are still not a stable as an Intel or AMD chipset :p
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            • #7
              Pretty much spot on there Moose.
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              • #8
                At the moment (which is all we really know for sure isn't it?) that is absolutely correct.

                It would appear that when it becomes mature the SiS 645DX might be a real performer. Have to wait and see on that one though.
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                • #9
                  SiS645DX looks awesome according to TomsHardware's recent review.

                  I'm currently running an Abit BD7-RAID board based on the i845D chipset and i'm very happy with it. Decent performance, very stable.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Acid
                    SiS645DX looks awesome according to TomsHardware's recent review.
                    And what would you know, SiS are kindly sending us one for review - Keep your eyes open people! :)
                    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
                    Managing Director
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                    • #11
                      So does anyone know of an Intel based 845 mainboard that has 4 RAM slots ???

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                      • #12
                        You won't find one as Intel only designed the chipset to support 3 DIMM's. :smokin:
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                        • #13
                          Thats strange cos if you check out the table on http://www6.tomshardware.com/mainboa.../i845d-01.html this page you can see that it states that the max it has is 4

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                          • #14
                            Well I just went thru the major board makers sites before making that post and I only found 3 DIMM's as what was being offered. :smokin:
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                            • #15
                              ok, then looks like I'll be getting an Asus P4B266-E or a Gigabyte 8IRXP. I normally trust tomshardware with these things but it seems lately that they are getting really anti intel

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