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Old 02-06-2007, 11:48 AM   #1
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I plan on upgrading to the Core 2 e6300. Right now I have a Celeron D and I hate it. I have pc 4200 (533) RAM. Will i be able to use that RAM and if so what difference will it make performance wise?
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:05 PM   #2
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Are you also planning on upgrading your mobo? or keeping the one you have?
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:16 PM   #3
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Yes, that will work with a core 2 duo, you just need to make sure that your motherboard can support the core 2. Don't just assume that because your board says it's dual-core ready that it can support it. The core 2's have a higher front side bus that most older motherboards do not have.
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The packaging says it supports it and to be sure I looked it up online. Here is the mobo: .http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130061
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:51 PM   #5
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then yes, you should have no problems with it. and simply by going with the core 2, your perforamance will skyrocket compaired to your Celeron D
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:05 PM   #6
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NO, your current memory will not work with that motherboard. That motherboard uses 240 pin DDR2 memory, you have 184 pin DDR memory. Buy some nice DDR2-667 or even DDR2-800.
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Yeah my Celeron D works ok but I need more. One more question. How big of a performance drop will I have since I am using Pc 4200 RAM versus faster RAM
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I already have the RAM installed on the motherboard. I have DDR 2 533.
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Ah I see. You didn't really specify... Well I just noticed that DDR2-533 is the maxiumum for that motherboard, and that should be fine anyway:
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Number of Memory Slots 2240pin
Memory Standard DDR2 533
Maximum Memory Supported 2GB
Dual Channel Supported Yes
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Thanks for the advice.
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