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July 22, 2007 11:45:46 PM

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 http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:2o2tUj9JlC4J:www.valueram.com/datasheets/KHX3200A_1g.pdf

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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July 23, 2007 1:33:46 AM

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134040

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157108

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=939NF6G-VSTA&s=n

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231065

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 Below is list I cross reference from, it is a little outdated and some of the Brand Names are missing, but you can cross check ram part numbers at NewEgg ram selections.

http://ramlist.ath.cx/ddr2/

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.
July 23, 2007 1:48:21 AM

Thanks for the help!
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