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Old 05-07-2007, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, i currently have a 2.8Gz P4 processor, 2x515 DDR corsair ram, a Saphire Radeon 9600 Gfx card and am lookin to upgrade shortly.
computer is used mostly for gaming.

i am looking for a Mobo that has support for duel core processor, ald will also like to keep my DDR ram - so maybe a mobo with 2xDDR slots and 2xDDR2 slots. any suggestions on that?

i am also looking for a nice Gfx card that will get me by for another couple years. looking to spend about £150 or so.

and presuming something like a 2.1Gz intel duo core processor would be alright for nowadays?

and suggestions/thoughs would be appreciated, cheers

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Old 05-07-2007, 08:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if your goin to upgrade maybe you should look at getting a mobo thats just supports ddr2 ram and get some ddr2 ram because ddr ddr2 can *** round the same price or cheaper then ddr these days. gcard you should look into a 8600 gts or maybe 8600 gt. processor e6420, which is 2.13 with 4mb cache.

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Old 05-08-2007, 11:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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not really looking to everclock. was thinking on a mobo that supports both ddr and ddr2 ram so i dont need to but more ram right now, and could buy some DDR2 when i look into getting more ram?

also, without starting a debate about intel/amd processors, is intel duel core the way to go for the moment?
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No those boards are overpriced and ram prices have went down TREMENDOUSLY over the past 6 months or so. If you are on a budget go AM2 with an X2 3600 and some cheap G.skill ram.
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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correct me if im wrong someone but i dont think you can get a mobo that supports both DDR and DDR2 ram, its one or the other i think
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Dual-core and DDR Ram? all of socket 939 from AMD is that.
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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jonny_uk, there are mobos that support both DDR and DDR2. They are just very uncommon.


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Old 05-08-2007, 03:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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why dont you just get more ram???

and get this stuff instead-

CPU: X2 3600
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - OEM

Mobo: Biostar Tforce 550
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

RAM: 2x1GB G.Skill DDR2-800 NQ's OR G.Skill NR's
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

EVGA GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 -
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Total- 335$


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Old 05-10-2007, 11:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
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ok, have been looking at AMD's... was thinking maybe :
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ (2.6ghz) Socket AM2 Dual Core 1MB Cache Windsor Retail boxed Processor

with this mobo:
Ga-m57sli-s4 Am2 Nvnf570 Atx - Snd+gln+u2+1394 Fsb2000 Sata In

havent decided on a GFX card yet. are these parts good value?
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You can get E6420 for about the same price. This would be much better choice
Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 (2.13Ghz) Socket 775 FSB1066 4MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

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