RAM with an AM2CPU board

First, my current mobo, CPU, and RAM stats:

Mobo: ASRock 939Dual-VSTA http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=939Dual-VSTA
CPU: Athlon 64 3200+ http://www.amdcompare.com/us-en/desktop/details.aspx?opn=ADA3200DAA4BW
RAM: Kingstom 1GB HyperX DDR400

Yeah, I know, I need to upgrade.

If I buy the AM2CPU board http://www.asrock.com/mb/spec/AM2CPU%20Board.asp I can use DDR2 RAM.

So, I was wondering if I should sell my 1GB DDR RAM and buy the AM2CPU board and 2GB of DDR2 RAM.

If I do buy the DDR2, what speed and voltage RAM should I get?

PS: I CAN'T upgrade my CPU right now.
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  1. I took some time to check on what you could do. Since I do not know what the Price is for that AM2CPU Board. Here are my suggestions

    Buy just another 1gb stick of ram, cheapest option.
    Kingston HyperX 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory - Retail $82.99

    Get this motherboard and then buy ddr2 ram. It depends on if you already have PCIE graphic card.
    ASRock ALIVENF6G-VSTA Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 or 6150SE / nForce 430 (Depend on the version) Micro ATX $56.99


    G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $129.99

    That means selling your Kingstom 1GB HyperX DDR400 ram. I picked one of the best ram out there at this moment, that uses the Micron D9 memory chip modules. Below is list I cross reference from, it is a little outdated and some of the Brand Names are missing, but you can cross check ram part numbers at NewEgg ram selections.


    Hope this helps you out some. My suggestion would be just to upgrade existing ram and save up for upgrade later on when you have the funds.
  2. Thanks for the help!
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