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Corsair Twin2X4096-6400C4DHX vs Kingston KHX6400D2LLK2/4G

Continued from ASUS P5Q PRO vs GIGABYTE EP45-DS3

Okay… I have selected a motherboard already. It’s time to choose a pair of memory modules to fit in my motherboard. There are DDR2 and DDR3 memory modules in the market now. New product like DDR3 memory should be faster than DDR2 memory, right? Not exactly. DDR3 memory has higher latencies than DDR2 memory. Besides, I checked on lot of review, DDR3 does not provide much improvement to games. And it is very pricey now. I selected 4GB PC 6400 DDR2 in my system. Note – Windows XP 32bits and Windows Vista 32bits can only use up to around 3GB memories. Therefore, I am planning to get 64bits operating system. Or just stick to 32bits OS with 3GB RAM.

Corsair Twin2X4096-6400C4DHX

GPU-Z ~ a free utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU

GPU-Z ~ a free utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU. It provides displays adapter, GPU and display information. It also provides displays overclock, default clocks and 3D clocks. I use it to trace my ATI HD 4870 GPU temp and fan speed. It has log to file function. Therefore, you can trace these during game play.

ATI HD 4870 on GPU-Z

Prime95 ~ CPU torture tool

Prime95 is also known as Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS). It is a tool to find World Record Primes. However, it can be used as CPU torture tool as well. It is a great tool to stress your CPU because the torture test will use up all your CPU core and 100% CPU utilization. Who want to torture his own CPU anyway? Overclocker like me will need it. Besides this tool, I also use SpeedFan to monitor CPU temperature and CPU-Z for CPU core speed and bus speed.

Prime95 torture test in action

My PDA ~ HP iPAQ rz1710 Pocket PC

HP iPAQ rz1710 Pocket PC is my personal digital assistant. It is my first PDA and I am still using it currently. It has been with me for 5 years. Woo… That’s a long year for a PDA. We have lot of interesting PDA phone / smart phone nowadays like the famous Apple iPhone, HTC Touch series, LG KM900, T-Mobile G1, BlackBerry Curve 8900 and more… Why I did not upgrade my humble HP iPAQ rz1710 Pocket PC to anyone of them? Hmm… It is still working (I changed the battery once). And I don’t have reason to replace it.

HP iPAQ rz1710 Pocket PC

My dream computer system

Finally, I got my email notification to get my free Intel Core2 Extreme quad-core processor QX9650. Here is the list of hardware that I selected. I might change if other brand warranty is longer than the one that I choose. I prefer longer warranty.

My dream computer system

By the way, I will get my free Intel Core2 Extreme quad-core processor QX9650 on next Friday. My sleeping time for Friday and Saturday will be gone for sure. Can’t wait for the day to come…


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