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December 13, 2012 2:05:28 PM

Hi, i have an old PC (5 years old). I just wondered what all can my upgrade in my pc without changing the mobo. The specs are

Processor : Intel Pentium D CPU 3.00GHz (65nm)

MB Model : Gigabyte 945GZM-S2(rev 3.x)

Graphics : ATI Radeon HD4350 (1GB)

RAM : 2048 MB DDR2 Dual Channel
RAM Speed : 268 MHz (3:4) @ 4-4-4-12

Also the specs on the website of the motherboard says the max memory supprot is 4 gig but the manual says 2 gig. Can anyone clarify this?

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December 13, 2012 2:24:19 PM

You could use a CPU upgrade. Gigabyte says that motherboard will support a Core 2 Duo or Quad, which would be tons better than what you've got now. Also, it can support up to 4 gb of RAM, so if you could find a couple of 2 gb sticks that are compatible that would help as well. What are you planning to use it for? If you want to play games or do anything graphically intensive, you'll need a better video card too.
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December 13, 2012 2:29:51 PM

http://www.gigabyte.us/support-downloads/cpu-support-po...
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2...

Your board can run 4 gb of ram; 2 gb per slot. If you can't match your old ram, find a 2x2 gb kit of pc5300 or pc6400 non-ecc ddr2 and sell your old ram to help pay for it. I can sometimes find this ram used on craigslist for $40. Your board won't work with server ram (ecc regular or registered) so don't try it. I linked the cpu support list. After checking the bios file list more carefully, your board won't work with a quad core cpu (N/A). The fastest cpu you can use is the e6700 dual core at 800 fsb. This means your cpu fsb will have to be set manually at around 250 to run at the stock speed. Your board chipset is limited to 800 fsb as the default setting. Your board can run 1066 ram, but it will only run at 800 speed unless you overclock the cpu.
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December 15, 2012 5:01:13 AM

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