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Old 06-27-2009, 08:32 PM   #11
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The cheapest combo is this one: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale - Intel BOXDG41TY LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - $184.98

That motherboard has only two memory slots and will support 8GB, the cheapest 8GB (2x 4GB) kit I could find costs $229.99!
Naw man.

Get the P2.

It pwns the C2D and is only $25 more than this combo.
$5 after rebates.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:32 PM   #12
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Hey.
On newegg they have a combo goin whhere u get a free biostar mobo when you buy the P2 940.
Quad core...3.0 GHz
I'll link to it in a sec.

Linky.
that looks like an awesome deal with a quad core. I wish I had the cash. thx though.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:33 PM   #13
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It was built by a third party vendor that my school went though. That is probably no help to you though.
Not really.
Use the system profiler to tell us what board you have.

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that looks like an awesome deal with a quad core. I wish I had the cash. thx though.
Well aren't u going to buy the C2d?

Just get 6gb RAM not 8. You wont notice the difference.
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That motherboard has only two memory slots and will support 8GB, the cheapest 8GB (2x 4GB) kit I could find costs $229.99!
Jesus, $230 for RAM. I thought RAm was relatively cheap these days.

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Not really.
Use the system profiler to tell us what board you have.
Intel D945GTP.

Well aren't u going to buy the C2d?

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Just get 6gb RAM not 8. You wont notice the difference.
I guess if it was only 6gb it wouldn't make that big of a difference.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:41 PM   #15
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Jesus, $230 for RAM. I thought RAm was relatively cheap these days.



Intel D945GTP.

Well aren't u going to buy the C2d?



I guess if it was only 6gb it wouldn't make that big of a difference.
Naw. 4gb is plenty.
Ummm. 4gb kingston valu-ram DDR3
I just bought for $65 on newegg. The only RAM that expensive is the 4GB sticks. U will save a ton of money by buying all in 2gb sticks, and getting a board with more slots.
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I already have 2 512MB sticks and 2 1GB sticks as well. so depending on the amount of slots for RAm I guess I could use those and get some more RAM. Maybe 2 more 1GB sticks instead of the 512MB.
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I already have 2 512MB sticks and 2 1GB sticks as well. so depending on the amount of slots for RAm I guess I could use those and get some more RAM. Maybe 2 more 1GB sticks instead of the 512MB.
Ya. that will work but is almost def. verry slow.

What is its speed?
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What are you planning on doing with this system? Gaming, surfing, editing?

Your motherboard supports dual core Pentium D processors and 4GB of system memory.
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Yeah, AR, but he wants something better than that.
Pentium D is very obsolete now.
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What are you planning on doing with this system? Gaming, surfing, editing?

Your motherboard supports dual core Pentium D processors and 4GB of system memory.

Surfing, some editing and viewing movies. I was told by circuit city about 9 months ago that 2 of my memory slots are shot on my mobo so I would have to get 2 2gb sticks in order to use all 4. But from what I understand, 32bit can only use 3gb tops. Is this not true?
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