Upgrade to current system

So my Rig Right now sucks somewhat lol, single core processor and crap.... so i though hmm whynot get a whole new computer? or just buy a new motherboard and CPU so i though yea that'd be cheaper now im just wondering will the motherboard im getting support my old DDR2 Ram untill i get some new DDR3 ram? (motherboard= AM3)

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130295

CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103844


(i live in canada if that matters if you have better suggestions)

P.S. Oh yea if you recommend something my budget is under $200 combined so right now with shipping and everthing its like 180 (shipping included cannot go over 200)
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  1. AM3 mobos have DDR3 DIMM slots so u can't run with DDR2- if u reusing DDR2 have a look at AM2+ mobos For $200 i would sell those DDR2s and hit an entry level AM3/DDR3 set up

    Mobo $72 free ship
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130290
    Chip $86
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872&Tpk=Rana%20445
    RAM $36
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220453
  2. BTW : What are your current proc, and mobo?
    If you are using AM2+ mobo, I would say,
    You can most probably upgrade the proc to the new ones (AM3) and you can add more DDR2 RAM to it.
    All you need is probably only a BIOS update.
  3. Some AM3 motherboards can run DDR2 and in my experience you won't notice a massive speed difference DDR3 over DDR2. Question is, do the AM3 DDR2 capable motherboards have all the features you may want.

    Eg. http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-M4A785G-HTPC-AMD-785G-AM3-PCI-E-20-(x16)-DDR2-1200(OC)-SATA-3Gb-s-RAID-uATX-VGA
  4. The problem is retailers labeling "AM3 ready" AM2+ mobos with DDR2 DIMM slots as simply AM3 or on Egg AM2/AM2+/AM3 socket mobos This is bad as it could easily confuse peeps that these mobos have DDR3 DIMM slots
  5. If I see "AM2" and/or "AM2+" on a mobo, I know it has DDR2 because those CPUs don't have the DDR3 controllers on them.
  6. I know that am2 and am2+ use ddr2 ram i was just wondering if ddr2 ram will work in an am3 uhh but i forgot to mention my PSU is only 250watts so i can't really get the best processor i don't think so i dunno know but i don't want to have to get a new psu right at the moment... but anyways my specs are


    AMD Athlon 3800+ (single core)
    ATI Radeon HD 4350
    1gb RAM
    160gb Harddisk (doesnt need upgraded)
    Some Crap Motherboard by Acer
  7. @Batuchka a couple problems with your thing is that motherboard is not mirco ATX and i dunno if it'll fit in my case (dont want to take chances) and yea i got everything sorted out i think im getting a cheap 1gb ddr3 ram just to start off, AMD Athlon II x2 250 (since it doesnt use alot of power) and a decent motherboard i think (im not the best with motherboards) and then i already have my Harddrive and GFX Card
  8. Well 1st off use this template stickied so we know exactly what h/w u plan to reuse, budget, etc
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    Next a capable 80+ 300-400W for IGP/low power discrete solutions is to be seen as a long term investment: a dead PSU may take out more key components
  9. Approximate Purchase Date: Chirstmas Is When I'm Buying All This


    Budget Range: $200 (including shipping)


    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, General Use and such


    Parts Not Required: Keyboard,Mouse,Monitor,Speakers,OS,Harddrive


    Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg.ca


    Country of Origin: Canada


    Parts Preferences: AMD CPU and mirco ATX motherboard


    Overclocking: Maybe


    SLI or Crossfire: Uhh its not needed


    Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024


    Additional Comments: All I Need Is A Motherboard, CPU and RAM
  10. @zipzoomflyhigh uhh problem with the motherboard i don't want to take any chances of it not fitting so i don't want a ATX board i want a Mirco ATX Board, Unless Someone Can Tell me how to find out which is in my system right now then i'll be fine with that motherboard
  11. Hmm download CPU-Z, run it and let us know what the 'Mainboard' tab is reporting so we could ascertain the model and hence form factor
  12. em61sm/em61pm all i know is it's a modified foxcoon motherboard
  13. Just download and run the CPU-Z and tell us what is your mobo and its form factor!
  14. cpu z doesn't say form factor and i told you mu Mobo is a EM61SM/EM61PM! i dunno anything else thats all it saids
  15. Why is it so hard?
    THe CPU-Z will tell you the mobo type...you will then be able to know its form factor...
    google a bit can ya? enter your mobo type as key word.

    BTW : just like batuchka, I also believe that your mobo is a mATX mobo.
    hmmm....it seems that you must also replace your mobo to get the new proc running..if your mobo is the exact one like batuchka has posted.
    As far as I know...there is no BIOS updates for that mobo to be able to support the AM3s.
  16. oh my god, look at the very first post i put a new motherboard link saying that was the new one i was gonna get are you ******* retarded, and what do you mean look on cpu for the mobo type i told you it was a goddamn em61sm/em61pm TWICE, now im just getting pissed off how about you read next time,
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