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Upgrading memory - Abit AV8 motherboard

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July 15, 2008 12:00:08 AM

Hi guys. Long time lurker, first time poster. I've been scouring the site, and have read the FAQ. I have a couple of questions I'm hoping some of you can answer. I've got an Alienware Arora 5500 with an Athlon 64 939-pin processor, and I want to upgrade, or add, more RAM. I currently have 1 GB of dual channel ram that came with the comp. The motherboard is an ABIT AV8, and I have 4 slots for 184 pin ram. I use this computer for gaming only. Battlefield 2 to be precise. Can anyone tell me what RAM is reccomended, and whether I should buy 4 GB's, or simply add more to what I have, while matching up the sockets (3GB if I do that). I've been told both.

From what I gather, the RAM I'd need is PC-3200. Is that correct? Thanks in advance for your advice.
July 15, 2008 12:19:52 AM

PC-3200 is correct, I would just do 2x2GB modules to maintain dual-channel, and as you likely have 32-bit Windows, you cant really use more than 3GB anyway.
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