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Old 02-06-2011, 05:46 PM   #11
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I'm not sure about make or model or anything but it's DDR2 and I think 67 mhz.
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well, different 'types' of RAM have different qualities and ultimately, sizes.

Standard SDRAM (hardly used anymore) single speed with 168 pins.

DDR SDRAM (again, hardly used) is twice as fast (DDR means double data rate) and has 240 pins.

DDR2 and DDR3 SDRAM are 8x and 16x speed (i think) and have 240 pins per DIMM.

so, SDRAM wont fit in a DDR/2/3 slot, and DDR2/3 wont fit in a DDR slot. If the motherboard has DDR3 slots, you will need DDR3 memory.

it's all rather complex really, i'd advise really reading up on this stuff before undergoing an upgrade of this magnetude.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:17 PM   #13
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So can the motherboard you sent me support the DDR2 memory I have or do I have to buy new DDR3?
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pretty much every new Mobo is going to need DDR3 now, you'd be hard pushed to find a DDR2 motherboard with Phenom II Blk edition support.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:20 PM   #15
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Does different memory change between model or is it all pretty much the same besides speed?
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i'd just get a stick or two of this for use with the new mobo you'd be getting.
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Okay so so far my shopping list is:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model VS2GB1333D3 G [Memory]
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard [Motherboard]
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX [Processor]

Does all of my other hardware fit into the motherboard?
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it will indeed. But, what power supply do you currently have? adding a 125W CPU is going to bump up your consumption a tad.
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The box says it is 450 watts.
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that might be enough, but be prepared to buy a bigger one (Corsair, Coolermaster, antec, OCZ around 500-600W) if your PC wont run.
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