With the prices down on AMD X2 systems I got a good deal (mobo + cpu for $300 new in box). This is the system I built: <<See sig>>
Since I am not sure if I installed the heatsink ‘correctly’, I monitor the CPU temp. regularly using the SpeedFan tool. My range is usually 60 deg C to 85 deg C. Is this normal?
The graphics card that I got was from COMPUSA. Since I do not know much about 3D and graphics card, I had to buy what the person in the store suggested. But I feed the card is not worth $90 or so that I paid (Ran 3DMark 2003 and it showed slow framerates for some demos). Please let me know if I can get a better card in this range. I will then return the card as I feel that the COMPUSA guys should have been more knowledegeable in describing the products to me.