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6gb ddr2 or 4gb ddr3?

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November 13, 2010 8:04:02 PM

Hey guys, I'm still working on my build for PC and I was wondering if I should save money and get a 2gb stick (I have 4gb ddr2 800) and get 6 gb ddr2 800 or 4gb ddr3 for photoshop, gaming, video editing, and modeling with 3ds max + blender. :??: 

(Am going to use an AMD Athlon II x4 640 3.0 GHz 2mb L2 Cache) :) 

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a c 347 } Memory
November 13, 2010 8:22:10 PM

It's not so much what you need, it's what your MOBO will use. Most of the current MOBO's are DDR3. Recommended RAM - Windows 32-bit 2X1GB, Widows 64-bit 2X2GB.

However, with 3ds max I would start with 2X4GB DDR3, and later you can add another 8GB. Those Apps if you are going to 'really' use them require a a lot of memory.

What MOBO do you current have for the Athlon II X4?
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November 13, 2010 9:31:19 PM

I'm on a tough budget, haha. If I a Fourteen Year Old had a paying jobs like most people.

Should I stay with DDR2 for now because I'm on a tight budget?
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November 14, 2010 5:30:24 AM

you would be fine with DDR2
dont worry
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a c 347 } Memory
November 14, 2010 12:02:49 PM

MOBO:
ASUS M4A77TD $65 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM {the M4A77TD can also run ECC RAM which is great for Pro Apps}:
Budget RAM - http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=M4A77...
ECC - 4GB kit (2GBx2) Part #: CT2KIT25672BA1339 • DDR3 PC3-10600 • CL=9 • Unbuffered • ECC • DDR3-1333 • 1.5V • 256Meg x 72 •

ASRock K10N78D {Budget RAM} http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=K10N7...
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