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Ok guys, like the title says, just another please help give me some info. I'll be using this board with this 2.8gHz P4 (just a temp until I get an E2160/2180) and I need some DDR2 ram (obviously).

First off I have a couple of questions as I dont know much on ram.

1. Would I notice a difference in DDR2 667 and DDR2 800? I dont play any games and will only be using this for an internet rig mainly, with a LITTLE photo editing. Thats about it. Could I go for the cheaper 667 and not tell the difference?

2. Should I get 1GB or 2 GB? I know theres alot of guys here that run 4+GBs of ram, but I honestly dont need that much. Im running 640mb of DDR333 on the current rig and that suits me,lol. Would 2x512mb be enough to start with?

Ok, now that I've racked some knowledge for those Q's, what would you guys suggest? I will not get into OC'in this ram to the extreme, thats if i even try to OC it, so just basic quality stuff will do. Im looking to keep any choices under $40 USD shipped. Thanks for any help guys.
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1. Only if you are not going to overclock.
2. I would get 2Gb if you are going to use photoshop.
    
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these are $5 over your budget, but they work very well.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
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1. Only if you are not going to overclock.
2. I would get 2Gb if you are going to use photoshop.
1. Thanks
2.Well i -very- rarely use photoshop. Its nothing extreme,lol.
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Originally Posted by gibsonnova74 View Post
these are $5 over your budget, but they work very well.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
I was looking at those, I wish I could have got them while they were on sale for $35shipped but I just didnt have the $$$ at the time


Thanks for the help so far guys
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Are you going to be using xp again or will you be using vista?
    
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Are you going to be using xp again or will you be using vista?
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Anyone second the A-data 1GB set? They look promising. Thanks for the suggestions! +
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Anyone second the A-data 1GB set? They look promising. Thanks for the suggestions! +
I think that board only supports up to 667 MHz memory.
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I think that board only supports up to 667 MHz memory.
It does but iirc I read somewhere it will run the 800 as well from a bios update. IIRC I'll have to look that up though
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