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Gigabyte P35C-DS3R rev.2.0 motherboard

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February 10, 2012 10:18:37 PM

Hello,

a friend is offering me a Kingston HyperX DDR3 2x 4 GB 1600 MHz (KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX) memory sticks in exchange for my current one's(jetram 2 x 2gb 800mhz)because he accidentally bought them(his motherboard does not support ddr3).But my midrange computer is ruunig pretty smooth right now.Would it be too much too handle for my cpu if i change to kingston
hyperx dd3 2x 4gb 1600?I mean wouldn't that be too unbalanced?I am changing to win 7 64bit now so i thought anyway using new 8gb ram would be great.

here are my specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: P35C-DS3R
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM

here are motherboard specs:


CPU
Supports Intel® Core™2 Extreme Quad-Core / Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® Extreme/ Intel® Pentium® D processors
Supports1333/1066/800 MHz FSB
Chipset
Northbridge: Intel® P35 Express Chipset
Southbridge: Intel® ICH9R
Gigabit Lan Controller
8 Channels ALC889A Audio controller
Memory DDR3:
2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 4 GB of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 1333*/1066/800 MHz memory modules
DDR2:
4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR2 1066*/800/667 MHz memory modules

Maybe this question is not very wise one but i am new to computers so i am hoping you will give me good advise.

Thanks

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February 10, 2012 10:45:59 PM

I couldn't find your Gigabyte P35C-DS3R rev.2.0 motherboard on the Gigabyte site. Your board appears to be some kind of hybrid that can handle 2 sticks of DDR3 up to 4GB or 4 sticks of DDR2 up to 8GB. If that's the case (as you state), you will not be able to use 8GB (2 x 4GB sticks) of DDR3. Also, your board's memory voltage for DDR3 is 1.5V, but the Kingston requires 1.65V. I would pass.
February 11, 2012 10:16:04 AM

Thanks for your information.I found out that it is actually a rev. 2.1 model, but i guess that doesn't change anything or not?Here is link to the site;

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

I should probably upgrade my system because i am working in 3ds programs a lot(3ds max,Cryengine,etc.).Should i aim for crossfire too,but i don't really know what is the advantage of that?



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February 11, 2012 2:41:30 PM

Ah, there's that board. I wonder why I couldn't find it at Gigabyte's site?
Anyway, yes, my opinion stays the same.
I don't know how much speed improvement Xfire would give you in the code/rendering end of gaming. But I would think it would be beneficial for rendering scenes that utilize Xfire. That's out of my realm of knowkedge, so it's best I leave that for someone wiser to answer. Btw, your existing board doesn't offer the Xfire option; only one PCIe x16 slot.
February 11, 2012 4:02:31 PM

thanks again ...
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