Want to upgrade cpu and memory but not sure what it can take ? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-06-2010, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Japan
Posts: 14
Default Want to upgrade cpu and memory but not sure what it can take ?

The motherboard has a 945g chipset and a 775 socket .
I have looked at how much ram it can take 4gb utilizing 3.5 gb .
I`ve searched the net and found a fair bit of info but I`m puzzled by the fact that it has a Celeron D 346 3.06GHz and a fsb of only 533 mhz.
A motherboard with 945g chipset should be able to take a a stronger
processor with a faster front side bus ,Right?
The motherboard is an MSI ms-7186 VER:1.0
Ive searched MSI site to no avail for info on this mobo.... and the computer manufacturers site only lists the computers fsb at 533mhz but does not mention the motherboard or the motherboard's maximum fsb .
As for the ram I found conflicting information,
some sites list DDR2 533 (PC2-4200) and DDR2 667(PC2-5300)
and DDR2-800 PC6400
I want to upgrade because it seems most gpu's above nvidia 6600 use
need a pentium 4 or above .
Thanks and please remember Im a newbie.

freezer is offline  
Old 04-06-2010, 11:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
orihS ‪‪‪Shiro's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 612
Default Re: Want to upgrade cpu and memory but not sure what it can take ?

RAM's frequency doesn't matter that much as you can adjust it in the BIOS as need be.
Just make sure it's DDR2 RAM, and you should be fine.
__________________________________________________ ____________________________
orihS ‪‪‪Shiro is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
i7 Overclocking Guide Slaymate Overclocking and Modding 24 03-07-2010 08:01 AM
Get To Know Linux: See Your Systemsí Memory Usage Osiris Linux Tips and Tricks 0 03-10-2009 09:12 PM
Long Beeps at start up freak67 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 6 12-06-2007 05:08 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.