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Old 02-24-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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Default help to find a motherboard

i am going to be upgrading my ram (as faulty). however my motherboard only accepts up to 133mhz ddr3

its a intel dh55hc motherboard.

the prices for 8gb 1333mhz an 8gb 1600mhz are very similar so i want 1600mhz so need new motherboard.

So i need some suggestions for what motherboard to get, i dont want top of the range and dont want to spend over 70 on it.

i mainly use it to game, currently i have an I5 3.3mhz processor with a radeon 4800 series ddr3 1gb (upgrading to 5850 ddr5 1gb shortly)

i will be looking to overclock the memory and processor slighty.

Any help appreciated

ps just had a thought. would it be better to have 12gb ddr3 1333mhz than having 8gb ddr3 1600mhz?
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: help to find a motherboard

You can put 1600 in that board. You just need to change the timings in the BIOS to have it operate at 1600.

8GB of RAM is plenty for most people and anything more than that is overkill.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:07 AM   #3
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Ok thank you, ill look in to 1600mhz on this board then.
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