I have decided to upgrade my fathers ( and mine) pc slowly, he wants to be "frugile"
Keeping his current agp vid card etc....
The mobo is a
Asrock ASRock 775Dual-VSTA Socket T (LGA 775) VIA PT880 PRO ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Going to use a Intel e6400 (even though I have always been a die harder AMD fan, too many good notes about OC'n this cpu etc... I will also be water cooling my e6400 and have a water cooled 6800gt oc)
What do I have to worry about ram compatibility brands etc...
Also the main question would be:
Would it be better (for a gamer) to add 1= 1gb ddr2 533/667 or for now stick with the 2gb's of ddr pc3200?
Also would he be better (as a mathmatics user etc...) using 1.5 gb's ddr pc3200 or upgrading to 1gb ddr2 533/667?
And, again, what would be best bet for ram compatibility on this combo?
I hope this question falls in the right place, if not please move it or let me know to move it.
Now that I see this I will also post this in the memory question area, please delet or move it if I am wrong, I know how annoying it is to have idiots like me making dumb posts...lol....
In advance, thanks for the help, weren't for forums like this I would be even dumber... 8)
Sounds good, but this board also had a PCIE slot, that is why I like it, I can run my agp now then upgrade to a Nice PCIE board later... 8)
How does that change your answer any?
I will be doing a SLI pc in the very near future also, just doing a cheap upgrade now.
Its only 4x pci-e not 16x. Any gpu upgrade thats better than your 6800 is going to need 16x pci-e. Unless you've got lots of cash to burn (which I take it you don't) sli is probably not going to perform any better than a single dx10 card unless its two dx10 cards in sli. Even then there are very few cards that need that much power.