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Since I was thinking of getting a processor upgrade, and there's not much more I can do with my current socket, I'm gonna be needing a new motherboard. However, I have a feeling my previous one's RAM speeds are a bit outdated (DDR400) because when I look on newegg for an LGA 775 with DDR400, I get some pretty shoddy results. Here are my questions.

1. If I got a motherboard with higher memory speeds, would my old memory still work in it?
2. Would it be highly recommended to get a new set of RAM anyway?
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Well, your current RaM would be DDR, and most 775 mobos have DDR2 as a standard. Now, there are some mobos, like the one in my sig, that can run both types so a similiar mobo may help you make the move a little easier as you can use your current ram for now and upgrade to DDR2 without buying another motherboard. And in the benches I've seen, DDR and DDR2 don't have a huge perfomance difference like you may think.
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The only mobo for socket 775 which support 1066FSB Core 2 CPU's AND DDR1 memory is the ASROCK Dual-VSTA. It's not overclockers friendly but has the merit of leting you run your PC3200 DDR ram with the new CPU's and it's cheap.

I say if you have low budget get this board and next year get DDR3 + appropriate board. Skipping DDR2 completely.
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Originally Posted by Cyant View Post
The only mobo for socket 775 which support 1066FSB Core 2 CPU's AND DDR1 memory is the ASROCK 775Dual-VSTA. It's not overclockers friendly but has the merit of leting you run your PC3200 DDR ram with the new CPU's and it's cheap.

I say if you have low budget get this board and next year get DDR3 + appropriate board. Skipping DDR2 completely.
Um, wrong, check my sig for the newer version of that board that supports 1066 FSB, and 2 GB of DDR 400 or DDR2 667
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