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January 29, 2011 2:17:21 PM

I have a Pentium D 820(S) DC 2.8ghz with 800 mhz frontside bus runnig 2gb ddr2

Now my mother board is dead and i need to go for a new one will my cpu gonna support ddr3 it totally depends on motherboard or anyhow related to cpu as well

here is my complete specifications at this point of time cant afford a new processor

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00...

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January 29, 2011 2:35:20 PM

The asrock G41C-S may work; it lists your cpu under cpu support. This board has two ddr2 and two ddr3 slots. It may run your cpu with ddr2 only. You'll just have to try it, or go to asrock's website for more information.
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January 29, 2011 2:36:30 PM

it's down to the mobo.

the pentium d is a socket 775 so you need a socket 775 mobo with support for ddr3 and the pentium d you have. google is your friend here.

though ddr3 barely makes a difference on computers that can take full advantage of it. so i doubt switching from ddr2 to ddr3 is going to get you a performance gain if any.



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January 29, 2011 4:50:25 PM

My suggestion is to get something like a E3400 or a Athlon x2 250 with a new micro-ATX motherboard with DDR2 support and keep your RAM. Anyway, a low end dual core will be a huge improvement over a Pentium D. The one caveat is that I don't know if your older RAM will work in a new board. If it is DDR2-533 or better it should work in modern boards like the Asrock. If it's something like DDR2-400, this idea might not work.

For the 775 socket the memory controller is completely independent of the CPU.
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January 29, 2011 6:21:00 PM

o1die said:
The asrock G41C-S may work; it lists your cpu under cpu support. This board has two ddr2 and two ddr3 slots. It may run your cpu with ddr2 only. You'll just have to try it, or go to asrock's website for more information.



Its new to me and just checked there site i guess they are not operating here I am from India

Wud go for asus or intel
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January 29, 2011 6:34:00 PM

kinth said:
it's down to the mobo.

the pentium d is a socket 775 so you need a socket 775 mobo with support for ddr3 and the pentium d you have. google is your friend here.

though ddr3 barely makes a difference on computers that can take full advantage of it. so i doubt switching from ddr2 to ddr3 is going to get you a performance gain if any.



As you said I might not get a performance gain in ddr3 so will my cpu work efficiently on a motherboard with 8 gb DDR2 1066,I guess thats the maximum we have in ddr2
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January 29, 2011 6:52:39 PM

Stardude82 said:
My suggestion is to get something like a E3400 or a Athlon x2 250 with a new micro-ATX motherboard with DDR2 support and keep your RAM. Anyway, a low end dual core will be a huge improvement over a Pentium D. The one caveat is that I don't know if your older RAM will work in a new board. If it is DDR2-533 or better it should work in modern boards like the Asrock. If it's something like DDR2-400, this idea might not work.

For the 775 socket the memory controller is completely independent of the CPU.


As if now cant opt for a new cpu,in coming months will go for i7 but at this point of time need my desktop up back running as low as possible

Yes right now its DDR2-533 2 gb

So thinking to go with a motherboard which atleast supports 4 gb ddr2

Also tell me if i go for 4 slot ram motherboard with my current 2 memory sticks of DDR2-533 and will add 2 more DDR2-1066 or 800 will they work or all should be of same frequence as what I am thinkning if that works will go with this one and later on will replace the old DDR2-533 with 2 new DDR2-1066
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February 2, 2011 5:46:56 AM

Honestly, I don't think you'll gain much going to 4 GB DDR2. Get a cheap G31 by a good brand and buy all new components (DDR2 is not supported by now by Nahalem or Sandy Bridge) when you are ready for a new machine.
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February 2, 2011 7:59:03 AM

Thanks guys I got MSI G31 tm - p21 yesterday with 4 gb ddr2 800mhz as my previous ones 2 gb ddr2 533mhz werent supported by it so everything finenow

later on once will get more budget will replace my CPU it supports quad core
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February 12, 2011 4:55:41 PM

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