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Old 07-19-2007, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Mobo Decision

I'm looking to upgrade my processor to a core 2 duo. I currently have the Intel D955XBK Motherboard. If you check Intel's website it states that core 2 duos are not supported by the motherboard. I am looking to get a new motherboard in order to upgrade. My one concern is if the RAM I have now will be compatible with the MOBO that I am looking at.

Here is the Motherboard (Open to better suggestions, need to keep it relatively cheap): Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

I have two different types of Memory right now...here they are:
OCZ Technology | Products | Memory | OCZ DDR2 PC2-5400 Gold Dual Channel *EOL
Newegg.com - Kingston 512MB (2 x 256MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

I need to know if they will be compatible with that board...or if not should I upgrade memory or just pick a different board.

I know this seems like a simple question....my one real weakness is memory compatibility, so I'm just looking for some help to be sure.
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Definitely get that motherboard.

Do you have the memory right now? If not, than look no further than this set of memory:
Buy.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 800MHz 240-pin DDR2 Memory - 112438

I'm pretty sure those sets, would be compatible with the P35-DS3R.
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The memory listed is in my pc right now.
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Both? at the same time?
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yes....
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I don't see why it shouldn't work then. Kingston brand, is usually on the memory support lists of many motherboards.
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I was thinking of the memory speeds vs what the board supports speed wise...not really about the brands.
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Oh, then you don't have to worry. It will also supports speeds, below the specified standard of DDR2-800.
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That's what I was wondering. Thanks man. You always seem to have all the answers. **bows down to b1gapl**

BTW, Peter..what did you mean by "Both? At the same time?"
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He meant if both OCZ and Kingston brands, were in your computer, at the moment.
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