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Old 06-08-2007, 02:51 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Default Re: Noob needing help upgrading Comp. $250 budget

he wont be able to use the ram that he has currently got, as it is DDR, and the mobo that he will be getting will only support DDR2
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He mentioned the bare minimum again, and I assumed he was just going to upgrade, instead of buying a new computer.
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Yes you do have one already, but chances are you need to upgrade it to power this new system.
i am just replacing all of these into my current computer, and getting better privacy software.

I guess i am confused with duel channel..i don't see how it helps or anything. So it wont be bad if i mix my current RAM with a 1 gig? or is it better just to have the 1 GIG alone?
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Oh I see...Vaanish is right then, if you're building a new one. The 1gb of ram, that I suggested before, won't work with your current ram, because your current is DDR, while the one suggested is DDR2. Anyway 1gb alone, will do fine.
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okay. i can live without my old RAM

i'm not sure what you ment by the ddr and ddr2 or even mobo (motherboard?) but will the RAM u suggested work with the mobo u also sugested?

forgive me if i am asking this a 2nd time, but why do i need a new mother board? is it because my old one can't handle the new stuff? and..can i use my old graphics card along with the new one i am going to get? or would that be bad?
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None of your old stuff is compatible with the new stuff, that's suggested...sorry...except for your current hard drive and cd drive. Those are compatible with the new parts, I suggested.

That's why you should build a new one, because it will keep you up to date.

DDR and DDR2 are types of RAM. DDR2 is the current ram, and DDR is aging and an old type of ram. And yes that ram I suggested is compatible with the motherboard I suggested.
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okay..so if i just replace all the parts u sugested with the new ones..my computer will work fine right? i basicly gut my whole comp except for the disk drives and the hardrive when i am replaceing the old parts correct? or is there more to my comp i didn't know about?
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Just get those parts I suggested, and use the same hard drive and cd drive, from your old computer, and you're good to go.
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okay.
gahh another question!! >.<

i looked up some CPU cooling systems, but first, do you think i will new need a new better one (i leave my comp on alot) or just the standard one the comes with the CPU?

if i need another, whats the best cooling unit for $30 or under?
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You would only need an aftermarket CPU cooler, if you were to overclock. If not, the stock HSF that is included, will do fine.

But if you do want one, than the best for $30 or under is the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro at svc.com:
Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 64 CPU Cooler for AMD K8
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