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Do they not really make DDR2 800 in a 4GB stick?

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My motherboard only supports DDR2 800.. only has two memory slots.. and will take a maximum of 8GB.. I'm looking to find two 4GB sticks, but most places when I do a search it pulls up 2 x 2GB.

Just trying to find a good deal here.
post #2 of 6
Here,try this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231182
Quite expensive,though,not sure if worth it.DDR2 memory is expensive,harder to manufacture than DDR3...
Edited by Teh Bottleneck - 6/29/12 at 7:02am
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I am not sure about whether they actually make 4 GB sticks of DDR2. However, you could probably find a new DDR3 mobo AND 8 GB of DDR3 RAM for less than you could get 8 GB of DDR2.

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Here,try this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231182
Quite expensive,though...

This guy just made my point: 8 GB of DDR2 = $160. An entry level AMD motherboard will run ~$70 and 8 GB of DDR3 that is faster than that DDR2 will run ~$35-$50.
Edited by Jagged_Steel - 6/29/12 at 7:05am
    
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For $159 a new motherboard for $120 and $40 for some DDR3 2x4GB 1600 Memory sticks seem a lot more reasonable.

It would help if you listed your pc hardware and location.
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Originally Posted by yuppicide View Post

Awhile ago I got a bundle online.. I really needed a computer upgrade because I was tired of my dual core system, the parts were a decent price to jump into quad core, so I bought it even if the parts weren't the best out there. I scrapped the case and power supply since the case was very cramped inside and the power supply got horrible reviews. I see the motherboard has a few overclocking options, but I'm unsure what to do. Here's what I have:

Stuff that matters:

- ECS A740 GM-M - I have the 5/7/2010 BIOS, not the latest one, but the latest one doesn't seem to have much in the updates anyway.
- AMD Phenom 9750 2.4Ghz quad-core
- Radeon HD 6850
- 750 Watt power supply - Nothing fancy. Kingwin black was on sale. At least it's a name I've heard before.
- 6 or 7 whisper quiet 120mm fans in my case - I think only once or twice I've seen the temp go up a few degrees in the summer after playing games
- 4GB memory - not sure I think I just have Crucial Value. I don't feel like opening the case, but I used software to look what I have and it says 400Mhz ( 400 x 2 = 800). Dual channel mode.
- CPU cooler I have the Thermaltake Contac-30 with a 120mm fan on it:

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1151&ID=1987

Stuff I just feel like mentioning:

27" ViewSonic monitor smile.gif

In the motherboard manual I see the following:

HT Frequency (Auto)
This item enables users to manually set up the HyperTransport frequency, ranging
from Auto, 1x, to 5x.

I also see:

CPU Over-clocking Function (Disabled)
This item decides the CPU over-clocking function/frequency installed in your system.

Not sure what I should be trying for either of those or if I should look at something else. Here's the manual:

http://download.ecsusa.com/dlfileecs/manual/mb/eng/A740GM-M/A740GM-M%20v70_manual.pdf

If this is what you are still working with, what you should do is get yourself a new motherboard and 8 Gb of DDR3.

Example:

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 for $60 open box on Newgg

225

Samsung 30 nm WonderRAM, 8GB for $50

225

For $110 you would have a nice backbone for that 6850 GPU and you will have a solid light gaming rig for a few years. You could spend probably half of what I listed and still get a new mobo and DDR3 for what that 8GB of DDR2 costs. I chose stuff that is a bit better than the lowest price items you can find.
    
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Do you really require that 8GB? DDR 2 is dead, so its expensive.

Why don't you just settle in for 4GB?

Or just get a DDR3 motherboard and new RAM as said above.
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