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Strategy on upgrade for the next 2 years or so...

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June 24, 2010 6:02:34 PM

Hi,
Im not going to ask "is this a good setup?' but what I am trying to figure out is a general direction that best suites me.

I'm going to upgrade my mobo over the summer, so I was thinking about getting one with DDR2 slots and AM3 (plus SLI), that way, I can reuse my current 2gigs of DDR2 and the AM2+/AM3 heatsink. Then I can always add more ram or another vid card later one while still keeping the mobo and cpu.

Whats worrying me is that DDR2 will not be sufficient enough for the next 2 years. Will this be true, or am I worrying over nothing?

My setup will be used for moderate to intense graphics/gaming on a 19" 16:10 screen.

Thanks for any help! :) 

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June 25, 2010 12:19:34 AM

If your DDR2 is adequate for what you are doing now, and you plan to stay that way, I don't see any issues in your strategy.

Keep in mind, the world will change in 2 years. Knowledge is doubling every 2.5 years now.
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