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What would be the most efficient RAM choice for me?

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Im unsure which will give me the faster system...
Im interested in upgrading to DDR2 800, but mu MOBO only supports 667. I have a $230 budget and im interested in 2 GB of the 800, although it would only run at 667. Do you think it would be better for me to buy a new motherboard (nforce 650i) but only have 1 GB of ram? Or if I keep my MOBO, put in the DDR2 800, and my old ram, for a total of 3 GB. This would give me more RAM but slower. Or i could buy the new MOBO, but my current RAM and the 1GB of 800, for 2 GB of 533, but in an nforce 650i mobo?
Any thoughts, ideas, witty comments, tongue-in-cheek humour?
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post #2 of 6
You can mess around with your multipliers and FSB to allow your mobo to run the DDR2 800 at full speed.
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I'd get a good OCable MB and wory about better RAM later
Just not to keen on the what MB, get the wrong one and OCing will suck for sure!
    
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Im considering an ABIT nforce 650i... is this ok? What about my 1GB of 800, vs. 3GB of 533 vs. 2GB of 667?
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Maxtor 200GB SATAII Memorex CD/DVD Burner Windows XP Pro x64 DigiView 19in. CRT 
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Hello?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Maxtor 200GB SATAII Memorex CD/DVD Burner Windows XP Pro x64 DigiView 19in. CRT 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Maxtor 200GB SATAII Memorex CD/DVD Burner Windows XP Pro x64 DigiView 19in. CRT 
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