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BIG MEMORY QUESTION

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May 25, 2009 8:16:24 PM

This is my first build and i have gotten stuck on a couple things PLEASE HELP

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: internet browsing light gaming word processing and having fun with OC

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com just what i know

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD

OVERCLOCKING: Yes / Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Dont know on board video

This is what i have come up with for my new build it is very basic as i already have a keyboard mouse hard drive and monitor
I also have about a 300 dollar budget for this

CASE AND PWR SUPPLY : Rosewill R5717 SL


MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA780G-UD3H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103300

and what i have a huge question on memory i have found this from the motherboards manufacturers website OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1150 (PC2 9200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227196 the only problem i have is that it is DDR2 1150 and my CPU is compatable with up to DDR2 1066 will this be a problem?
or should i go to something compatible in 1066
also any other comment would be most helpful

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May 25, 2009 8:20:29 PM

your cpu can control 1150mhz, it's just that according to amd and such any ram speed above 1066mhz runs at one dimm per channel, but a few have found this untrue.

your pc would also run faster with 4GB of 800mhz or 1066mhz.
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May 25, 2009 10:40:29 PM

Imo, just grab a good set of 2*2GB DDR2 800. Take a look at the GSkill PI. Runs at 1.8v and OC quite a bit.
May 26, 2009 12:35:29 AM

I agree with Shadows. Just get a good set of 2*2GB DDR2 800. I rather have more RAM than faster RAM any day.
May 26, 2009 7:19:57 AM

G.Skill P.I is nice RAM, not that expensive either.
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