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With all these new technologies coming out and forum threads to read im just lost on what to do. I have a socket 939 4200x2 AMD.OCZ ddr400 Plat 1g 2x512.

The first thing i wanted to do was a memory upgrade either get more or move to ddr2. I've read forums posts and all that fun stuff for awhile but still don't know if moving to ddr2 with a socket 939 processor is a good idea. Should i just get more of what i got? Does DDR2 only get to go as fast as it can with am2 socket processors?

If i switch to ddr2 ima need a new mobo and crap and maybe a new proc if ddr2 only works to its max with socket am2.
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Can you tell us your system specs?
Fill in the User Cp section please.
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Okay to address one very, very important thing. DDR2 DOES NOT work with Socket 939 mobos or processors. If you want to go the DDR2 route, you will have to buy new RAM, new CPU, and new mobo. I'm not saying you shouldn't do this, it is probably a pretty good upgrade. Also, you might want to look into Intel Core 2 Duo processors, the rock the socks off anything that AMD makes these days.
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filled out my system spex if u wanna take a look
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I would say RAM is your biggest concern, slap 2 gigs of RAM in there, Overclock that 4200 and you can handle anygame out there.
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post #6 of 12
well what kind of budget are looking at, you could either get more ram which will help in some aspects and be the cheapest route (say 2x1gb) but the agian its still gonna cost you 300$ for that so you have to decide do you want to do that or just go ahead and update the mobo/cpu/ram to something better like a core2duo rig or something

or maybe hold off for another month or so and see what amd makes of its 65nm cpus and see how well they do and maybe go teh am2 or am3 route
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I sugest the following:
Asus P5B Deluxe Socket T-178.99$
E6300-183$
COrsair XMS2 DDR2 800 PC6400-132$

And you got yporself a good rig!
Also, you can sell your current cpu/mobo/ram to earn money for the upgrade........
post #8 of 12
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new cpu ram and mobo is gonna run me quite a bit of monies. if my specs are good enough to run any game around then ill be happy where i am. Although the more ram thingy looks appealing. Do you guys agree?

If i do decide to get more ram what would go good with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146896
lets try n keep it around 200-300 below
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post #9 of 12
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Ive looked at what my stuff is worth and i can basically trade out my stuff for the new stuff excluding the mobo for a few bucks like $20... are these new intels and ddr2 worth it?
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what do you guys think.....
my proc im using now is worth about 150-200 on ebay. 4200x2
if i buy a e6600 Duo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003
thats about a 150 difference

i can trade my ram out for the ddr2 stuff no prob ebay its around 80-100 easy 20 dollars difference.

mobo... idk yet can someoen find me a cheaper one. i dont plan on going SLI. i just need a pci-e slot and one pci slot.. which the e6600 socket compadable with the e6600 speeds.. im hoping around 100. this will cost me about 300 dollars with the difference .. better than buying 2 gigs of ram for 300 no?
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