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Memory Upgrade recommendations

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February 3, 2013 2:16:40 AM

Hello, I would like to buy new memory for an upgrade to this system. Any recommendations? Running Windows 7 (64 bit) Professional SP1 and now have 3 GB, planning to go to 8 GB. Also need to know if I need to reset the Bios.

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 03/03/2009-RS740-SB700-6A669G07C-00
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 v2.0

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type AMD K10
Real Clock 200 MHz
Effective Clock 200 MHz
HyperTransport Clock 1000 MHz
North Bridge Clock 2000 MHz

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Type Unganged Dual DDR2 SDRAM
Bus Width 128-bit
DRAM:FSB Ratio 10:6
Real Clock 333 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 667 MHz
Bandwidth 10667 MB/s

Motherboard Physical Info:
CPU Sockets/Slots 1 Socket AM2
Expansion Slots 2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16
RAM Slots 2 DDR2 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN
Form Factor Micro ATX
Motherboard Size 230 mm x 240 mm
Motherboard Chipset AMD740G


Summary

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Computer:
Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421 (IE 9.0)
DirectX DirectX 11.0
Computer Name CUSTOM1
User Name Dad
SMTP E-mail Address colts4ever@att.net
Logon Domain CUSTOM1
Date / Time 2013-02-02 / 23:09

Motherboard:
CPU Type TripleCore AMD Phenom II X3 Black Edition 720, 2800 MHz (14 x 200)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 v2.0 (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)
Motherboard Chipset AMD 740G, AMD K10
System Memory 3072 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Kingston 1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM2: Kingston 2 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
BIOS Type Award Modular (03/03/09)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series (1024 MB)
Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series (1024 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon HD 4670 (RV730)
Monitor Dell SE198WFP (Digital) [19" LCD] (737317B61GCS
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February 3, 2013 2:28:01 AM

Sorry but your board doesn't support DDR3.
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February 3, 2013 2:32:31 AM

Yes, I know, but isnt there some ddr2 that comes in 4 gb sticks?
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February 3, 2013 3:04:12 AM

thanks, wanted to buy kingston hyperx or crucial ballistix but they dont seem to be available any longer in 8 gb kits. I see that ocz has even gone by the wayside.
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February 3, 2013 3:27:51 AM

Yea strangely enough DDR3 kits are cheaper than DDR2
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