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post #1 of 14
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Using 2 gb 667mhz atm...

should i upgrade to like 4gb 1333mhz ddr3 or anything?
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I don't think ddr3 would work with that motherboard
    
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it does, here is the link:

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=40392


its cheap but it does support ddr3 up to 1600mhz
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post #4 of 14
You only can use DDR2 or DDR3 in that mobo, and if you upgrade to DDR3 you won't see any big performance difference since your other components still the same.
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post #5 of 14
Since you have a 32 bit os You won't use more than 3gb of ram anyway.
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post #6 of 14
ddr3 is cheap right now
if you had better components i'd say say get some CL7 ddr3 1600
But you don't so just get some CL9 1600
4GB of G Skill ripjaws are like $50
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
I can upgrade to a 64 bit OS anytime seeing as im a computer science student and get windows 7 pro for free.
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post #8 of 14
DDR2-667 to DDR3-1333 (assuming generic CL5 and CL9 timings respectively throughout) = no improvement whatsoever.
Save, and invest when you can get better RAM such as DDR3-1600 that will actually provide a gain. Oh wait, DDR3-1600 often sells for the same price as 1333 anyway
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
DDR2-667 to DDR3-1333 (assuming generic CL5 and CL9 timings respectively throughout) = no improvement whatsoever.
Save, and invest when you can get better RAM such as DDR3-1600 that will actually provide a gain. Oh wait, DDR3-1600 often sells for the same price as 1333 anyway
That depends on what he's actually using it for. He may not see any improvement at all. Gaming for instance. Makes almost zero difference.
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post #10 of 14
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I don't understand how ddr3 1333mhz is not much faster than ddr2 667mhz? :\\ hmm
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