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    Newbie Starting Build.. D201GLY + Creative sound card works?

    Hi all, Aussie here. Thanks for having me on the forum

    I was looking at getting the D201GLY 1.33GHz motherboard for my up comming car pc / audio build.
    I would like to use a pci sound card with it and I have been looking at the Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card, however the requirements(http://au.creative.com/products/prod...ct=15855&nav=2) say that a IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 1.6 GHz is needed.

    Does this mean my planned set up is a no go? Any other options if this is the case?

    Thanks in advance, looking forward to having the work logs etc started

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    Yes, your setup will be sufficient fo that sound card.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    don't go by the clock speed... a 1.6GHz P4 is not a high performance processor. the P4 lineup of Intel processors are powerful at fast speeds (above 3GHz), but are pretty low performers at lower clock speeds. basically, they don't do as much work per cycle as other CPU architectures. this is why you can never go by CPU clock speed alone to determine CPU performance.

    the 1.3GHz Celeron 215 in the D201GLY is based on the Yonah core architecture. the 1.2GHz Celeron 220 in the D201GLY2 is based on the Conroe-L core architecture. both of these processors do more work per-clock-cycle than a P4 (or P4-based Celeron) does, so even at the lower clock speeds they can still outperform a 1.6GHz P4

    the bottom line is: yes, that board/CPU should be able to handle that soundcard just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FusionFanatic View Post
    a 1.6GHz P4 is not a high performance processor. the P4 lineup of Intel processors are powerful as fast speeds (>3GHz), but are pretty low performers at lower speeds. they basically don't do as much work per cycle as other CPU architectures. this is why you can never go by CPU clock speed alone to determine CPU performance.

    the 1.3GHz Celeron 215 in the D201GLY is based on the Yonah core architecture. the 1.2GHz Celeron 220 in the D201GLY2 is based on the Conroe-L core architecture. both of these processors do more work per-clock-cycle than a P4 (or P4-based Celeron) does, so even at the lower clock speeds they can still outperform a 1.6GHz P4

    the bottom line is: yes, that board/CPU should be able to handle that soundcard just fine.
    Not trying to hijack the thread, but just wanted to say thanks for the explanation (I'm considering the Little Valley for my next carPC).

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    Yes thanks fusion that made it so much clearer

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    Quote Originally Posted by cletusb View Post
    Yes thanks fusion that made it so much clearer
    Let us know how it works out cletusb. I might try try your sound card if you recommend it.

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