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Hey everyone hope you can help me out. My mobo supports DDR 400 and DDR2 533. I hope to upgrade slowly and then get a better mobo in a couple of months. The question I have is this. Will DDR2 800 work (only at lower speeds obviously) or sould I stick with my DDR 400 till I get a new board?

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I'd save the money and stay with the 2G of DDR you have now. Since you already have the "volume" needed for more demanding programs, I'd save the money for the later build.
But, yes, DDR800 should work at lower speeds.
Also consider the prices on DDR and DDR2 are rather high right now, chances are they won't go up but most likely the DDR2 will drop some in the future... IMHO
    
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I stick with my DDR 400 till I get a new board?
And also that PCChip isn't exactly a great MoBo/chipset and there could and will definitely be issues if you install DDR2 800 modules in it. So wait till you get a MoBo but get an ASUS next time.
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Thanks guys just what I needed to know will check ASUS boards out.
Don't have any volt options in the bios for this board so I'm maxed out at 3.3Ghz any higher and stabilitys a problem. Think a bios upgrade might help but not too sure.
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