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She will have no trouble using your Q6600, but if your motherboard is an early design (P965/975), you might have trouble with the 45nm Q9550.
    
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She will have no trouble using your Q6600, but if your motherboard is an early design (P965/975), you might have trouble with the 45nm Q9550.
Don't worry I'm planing to go for a new board which is the G41. I found one really affordable and it supports even DDR3 to 1333 so its enough but I don't have enough to get new RAM's since its hard for me to stretch budget since I'll be getting a new video card and power supply.
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Don't worry I'm planing to go for a new board which is the G41. I found one really affordable and it supports even DDR3 to 1333 so its enough but I don't have enough to get new RAM's since its hard for me to stretch budget since I'll be getting a new video card and power supply.
So, the board your planning on getting has DDR2 and DDR3 support?
    
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Thank you. You have given me early info on what to do.
Also knowing that you are using the same processor. So my RAM's won't be a problem right? Its weird when I check CPU-Z it shows 400Mhz but my ratio in the BIOS is 1:1 and it shows 800 any ideas? I even manually set the RAM timings to its default even the volts so it will be stable than [Auto]
The memory won't really be a problem as 411 x 8.5 = 3.5Ghz / 822mhz memory. And Cpu-Z is showing the correct speed (400). The memory is DoubleDataRate so 400x2 = 800. For instance Cpu-Z shows 628mhz at the memory tab for me.

I would not suggest a G41 board, try going for a P43 or P45 board. The G41 is aimed at the low-end market. I would even say your P35 board is better, for overclocking anyway.
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So, the board your planning on getting has DDR2 and DDR3 support?
Yeah it supports DDR2 up to 800 and DDR3 up to 1333 but I'll be sticking with the RAM's I have.

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The memory won't really be a problem as 411 x 8.5 = 3.5Ghz / 822mhz memory. And Cpu-Z is showing the correct speed (400). The memory is DoubleDataRate so 400x2 = 800. For instance Cpu-Z shows 628mhz at the memory tab for me.

I would not suggest a G41 board, try going for a P43 or P45 board. The G41 is aimed at the low-end market. I would even say your P35 board is better, for overclocking anyway.
Really? I'll see what I can find with the P45. Thanks again.
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I would just do it and not say anything. How will she tell? For basic stuff there wont be any noticable difference in speed.
 
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Eurgh your current P335 would be much better than a G41 board.
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She surfs and watching movies. That's it.
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i'm pretty sure a Q6600 will be enough for her ahper
    
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post #20 of 22
Keep your P35.
The reason CPU-Z shows your memory at 400 and bios at 800 is because its 400mhz double data rate(ddr) which equals 800mhz effective.
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