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Ram or CPU first?

Poll Results: RAM or CPU??

Poll expired: Jun 14, 2007  
  • 23% (6)
    RAM
  • 76% (20)
    CPU
26 Total Votes  
post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I think it's a tie... What do you guys think? I can sell this RAM for about $110 on ebay, and CPU for about $30.
What should I do first? Get two of these (buy one now, sell the 512's, buy another):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220045 $77 each
Or buy this CPU, then sell my 3500+:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588 $129

To get the CPU, I need to wait until my next paycheck. That's Wednesday after next. Either way, wednesday after next, I will have money for the CPU and RAM.
Well? I'm not going AM2, until this rig is sell-able. Right now it won't even go for $500...
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post #2 of 21
CPU...what can i say, its an opty 165, and the steppings seem to be pretty good
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post #3 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by KSIMP88 View Post
I think it's a tie... What do you guys think? I can sell this RAM for about $110 on ebay, and CPU for about $30.
What should I do first? Get two of these (buy one now, sell the 512's, buy another):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220045 $77 each
Or buy this CPU, then sell my 3500+:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588 $129

To get the CPU, I need to wait until my next paycheck. That's Wednesday after next. Either way, wednesday after next, I will have money for the CPU and RAM.
Well? I'm not going AM2, until this rig is sell-able. Right now it won't even go for $500...
You are going to want to buy a kit of RAM, i.e. 2 x 1GB, to ensure that they will run in dual channel mode.
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post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
I've done this before, you don't need a kit... just two registered sticks of RAM. I've mixed types before.
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post #5 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by KSIMP88 View Post
I've done this before, you don't need a kit... just two registered sticks of RAM. I've mixed types before.
I know, but they don't always work.
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post #6 of 21
I voted cpu, but if you do go for ram, at least try to get the same brand man!
    
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Core 2 Duo e6400 (traded 4 360) ASUS P5NSLI PNY 7600gs 512mb OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 
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160gb SATA Windows XP pro X64 Sp2 Viewsonic vx1935wm (sold) Logitech MX5000 
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post #7 of 21
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #8 of 21
Chozart ftw.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo e6400 (traded 4 360) ASUS P5NSLI PNY 7600gs 512mb OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160gb SATA Windows XP pro X64 Sp2 Viewsonic vx1935wm (sold) Logitech MX5000 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec NeoHe 430 Raidmax rx9 Logitech MX1000 Sun Microsystems 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo e6400 (traded 4 360) ASUS P5NSLI PNY 7600gs 512mb OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160gb SATA Windows XP pro X64 Sp2 Viewsonic vx1935wm (sold) Logitech MX5000 
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post #9 of 21
And I even threw a pair of G.Skill HZ's in there.. I could save another $40 with a 2GB kit of Corsair DDR2 675 CAS4.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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N/A 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #10 of 21
I agree with Chozart. Great way to modernize your system and the Brisbane will OC better than the Opteron pretty much guaranteed.
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Very nice!
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