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RAM or other part Update

Hi,

My current configuration is:

Processor : Q9300 (processor Fan Coolermaster)
Motherboard : Asus Pq5pro
RAM : Kingston 1GB x 2 (800 FSB )
PSU: Coolermaster Silence pro 500

I am thinking of updating few thing in my current configuration, I think processor is quite good, the mail thing is RAM but i can't change it since motherboard only support upto: 1200 FSB, so is it a good option to update motherboard & ram both or what?
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  1. I'd upgrade the RAM. The Q9300 is a pretty decent processor, and the P5Q Pro is a nice board too - supports 1600 MHz FSB processors, it only supports 1200 FSB RAM.

    Just upgrade the RAM for now and don't spend too much on a near-dead platform in terms of use.

    Just buy a 2x2 GB DDR2 800 MHz kit if possible, it may or may not work with your 2x1 GB kit however.
  2. Lmeow said:
    I'd upgrade the RAM. The Q9300 is a pretty decent processor, and the P5Q Pro is a nice board too - supports 1600 MHz FSB processors, it only supports 1200 FSB RAM.

    Just upgrade the RAM for now and don't spend too much on a near-dead platform in terms of use.

    Just buy a 2x2 GB DDR2 800 MHz kit if possible, it may or may not work with your 2x1 GB kit however.



    I was just thinking will 2x2 DDR2 1200 is better option the 800 or that doesn't make a much difference
  3. Best answer
    I agree with Lmeow.

    The speed of the ram has a minor impact on performance, compared to the gain of added ram.

    If you can find an extra 2gb kit exactly like your current ram, then it should work.

    But to be certain, market your current ram on e-bay and replace it with a matched 2 x 2gb kit.

    Go to the ram vendor's web site, and access their configurator.
    Corsair, Kingston, Patriot, OCZ and others have them.
    Their compatibility list is more current than the motherboard vendor's QVL lists which rarely get updated.
    Enter your mobo or PC, and get a list of compatible ram sticks.

    Here are a few links:

    http://www.crucial.com/index.aspx

    http://www.corsair.com/configurator/default.aspx

    http://kingston.com/

    http://conf.ocztechnology.com/index.php?c=1

    http://www.patriotmemory.com/configurator/index.jsp
  4. faster RAM makes very little difference. You'd be better off adding another GB of the same memory you already have.
  5. Best answer selected by ripudaman.
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