What would be better new mobo or watercooling

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Hey guys, Im kinda stuck with a decision and i want u guys to help

Alright heres the choice

My friend agreed to sell me his Motherboard
its an Asus p4p800e deluxe
or Watercooling.

the watercooling comes with all the stuff to cool the processor... and only that

Hes charging me 50 for the motherboard
or 40 for the watercooling.

the Asus p4p800e deluxe has 4 ram slots and my current only has 2
And if i upgrade to the new mobo i could have 2 gigs of ram but they would run at pc2700 speeds.

so overall what would be better?
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alrighty forget the motherboard idea

When i tried to install the new motherboard and i set the cmos settings and all

it tried to load windows and just gave me a BSOD

and its because of my hard drive

but when i plugged it into my friends computer it couldnt detect it either but when he had it as a slave drive he had access to my files

so i put my old stuff back in and it all works....
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watercooling would only do you any good if your current motherboard could overclock.
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Not necessarily. Water cooling can cool when you're house is let's say a little warmer than comfortable :)

Here with all the heat lamps running for the reptiles, my processor gets up to around 50-52C. A couple of weeks ago it was actually running a constant 73C under load (yeah, I was shocked it still ran). Removing the 1/8" thick layer of dust encrusted on the Heatsink & fan (a heatsink & fan that I wouldn't have if I were water cooling) seemed to tone it back down to its usual toasty 50-52.

Also, if you've got a good quiet pump, it makes much less noise than a bunch of fans running inside your PC cooling your processor, graphics chips, and other chips.

So there are advantages to water cooling beyond just being able to overclock.
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Skirge wrote:
alrighty forget the motherboard idea

When i tried to install the new motherboard and i set the cmos settings and all

it tried to load windows and just gave me a BSOD

and its because of my hard drive

but when i plugged it into my friends computer it couldnt detect it either but when he had it as a slave drive he had access to my files

so i put my old stuff back in and it all works....


I have that mobo...the prob you had is probably because windows usually doesn´t work when you change mobo...you had to put the windows cd and recover it to function properly.
you have to give some more input,like what´s your current mobo,cpu,gpu,etc.
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okay

im using right now

Ati Radeon X800 XL agp

intel p4 3.0 ghz prescott

Biostar P4vma-m

pc 3200 ram 1 gb 2X 512mb sticks

amd yes my motherboard can overclock i have it overclocked to 3.2 on stock air

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