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Ddr3 with pentium d

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September 17, 2010 7:08:40 PM

hey all,
just a quick question. I've read that you cant use pentium D with ddr3 dual channel but i got this MOBO
and it is good for both. so does that mean it's okay to buy some ddr3?

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a c 81 à CPUs
September 17, 2010 7:47:29 PM

Its all good to get DDR3 memory.. Especially given the fact that you can use it if and when you decide to perform a complete platform upgrade.. Thus, getting some good DDR3 memory now will become a sort of long term investment.. Moreover they are priced almost identical to DDR2 nowadays..
a b à CPUs
September 17, 2010 7:49:16 PM

In theory, yes; I don't see why it wouldn't, architecture wise...

I don't know why you'd even bother though, considering how SLOW the Pentium D is these days...Seems like a waste to me...
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a c 788 à CPUs
September 17, 2010 10:38:40 PM

Maybe the pentium D is for free and is a holdover CPU until a lga775 quad can be bought. The DDR3 will work fine.
a b à CPUs
September 17, 2010 11:19:29 PM

IMO if you can afford to buy the mobo, and afford to buy the ddr3 I would just wait till you could afford to buy the cpu. this way you can move to intel or amd's newer sockets.
a b à CPUs
September 17, 2010 11:25:01 PM

^ Agreed. I too say buy CPU + RAM + board at the same time. Unless you need a system ASAP.