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I ve got a socket 478 p4 board right now, with 2X1gb pc2100 ram. I m buying a new mobo and cpu, socket 939, havent decided which cpu yet. My question is, all the boards I see are pc3200 and higher. Will my pc2100 be compatable with the pc3200? I know its slower, but I dont really have the money to upgrade the ram right now. Also, which is my best bet as far as amd cpus go for under 400? I play games pretty frequently. Thanks for any help!
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It will be compatible with your mobo, but it will only run at pc2100 until you overclock a bit.
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awesome, thanks for the fast reply. Anyone have any suggestions for the cpu?
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Get the P4 with HT tech. it can run at 64 bit, so it will run the better versions of Vista.
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Another quick question, since I m spending the money now, should I jsut go ahead and go dual core while I m at? I m looking for most performance for the dollar.
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