I sent you a PM, but I'll just post it here if anyone else has the same question:
If your motherboard supports it (even if it doesn't), I would definitely go with 1600 MHz RAM. Why? Here:
1) it can be automatically downgraded to 1333 MHz if your motherboard doesn't support it.
2) if your...
So... just did iBoot Supported - everything same, and now the only dif is that the install is a success. I still can't boot off the CD, which is really weird. I don't think it's a defective Sony Optiarc because it was able to install Windows 7. Nor is it a defective motherboard CD boot option...
Re: Suggested Builds for New Users
Nope, OS X should work. The audio can be fixed with MultiBeast's ALC888b patch, but I'm not sure about the LAN. The reason I chose the G31 was because it was cheaper - hence the choice for the low end build. I also didn't want to give people too many options...
For a cheaper card, the 9800 GTX+ is the exact same thing as the GTS 250, but rebranded.
EDIT: just checked, and this is a really good deal on a 250, you won't need 1GB RAM unless you're going to be gaming on dual monitors:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814127495
And, just to add a bit more info, quickpath is just a new architecture by Intel. Architectures only make things a bit more efficient (sometimes worse, if the architecture design is off), but you don't necessarily feel a boost in speed unless the previous architecture (in your case, the one used...
I agree with all that carbine says, and also - even if you don't plan on overclocking - when you're really loading programs and processes to your CPU the fan will get loud, whereas it's not nearly as noticeable with an aftermarket cooler.
Hey, back after a full day of installation! There's some really good news, and really bad news.
First of all, the AMD laptop got into install perfectly! I had full resolution (which was extremely surprising) and the wi-fi was indeed detected as airport. I installed, then got to the "install...
Actually.. I think I know why..
When Windows 7 starts, it takes me about 10-15 minutes to get to this image:
And 10-20 minutes of time waiting on this image:
Is that normal? That's probably what's slowing down the install. The reformat only took me about 10 seconds.
Just another one of those fancy intel codenames that doens't really mean anything, but sounds cool to consumers. It's part of the CPU operations. I don't know exactly what it is and don't really have time to figure out as of now, but here's a link: