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hey guys, im building a new gaming pc, and have a new m3a76-cm sitting around doing nothing, but its a 760g chipset, it only supports ddr2 ram, is there gonna be a large impact in terms of performance between ddr2 and ddr3? if i stick with this mobo, im planning to just get some ddr2 800 ram, a phenom 2 955 and overclock it a bit please comment
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It won't matter much because DDR2-800 5-5-5-15 is pretty similar in performance with DDR3 1333 8-8-8-24. If you're lucky you could get a Phenom II 920 or 940 on a sale which are designed with DDR2 in mind and have 4 cores. Usually they can be found around 100$, but they're quite rare.
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According to the CPU support page for that board, here: http://support.asus.com/Cpusupport/L...76-CM&p=1&s=24 the highest it can take is the Phenom II X4 965 BE. So I would go with that instead of the X4 955. As far as the DDR2 VS. DDR3, the difference is negligible in games.
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thanks a lot guys, think ill stick with my mobo then =D
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QX9650 @ 4ghz (400x10) Asus P5Q-PRO Gigabyte HD4850 750/1080 4x kingston 2gb ddr2-800 
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WD RE3 Windows 7 Pro x64 GW 700W Coolermaster Gladiator 600 
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