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    Default Advice on new memory for old mobo

    I have an old D865GBF from 2003. It's an intel and only has 1G, 2x512 ram. It's my dad's and we have decided to upgrade it to Vista, or at least stay with XP and upgrade the ram.

    I have a monster of my own, so this is basically for the family. My dad does MAJOR multitasking, so 2 gig of ram is a must. I went to intel and found this page: http://www.intel.com/support/motherb.../CS-027111.htm

    The page basically tells me what has been tested. I'm posting here because i would like to put in 2 1g sticks instead of adding on two more 512's. The cost would be cheaper. Unfortunately i don't see any gig sticks on that list, and i'm afraid of it not working and us being out of the picture.

    I currently have two of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ogy-_-20144202

    That came with the box 3 years ago, so i could stick two more in, but i'd like to replace them with two 1 gigs. What do you guys think?

    On the list, it says the mobo will accept double-sided memory modules (containing two rows of DDR SDRAM.
    Last edited by CColtManM; 10-26-2007 at 06:27 AM.

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    Default Re: Advice on new memory for old mobo

    If i could delete this thread i would. I always loved Newegg, but now i love it more because i found their mobo compatibility tool. So, i can choose from there, or if you guys have any recommendations, i can pick from these:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D865GBF&DEPA=0

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    Default Re: Advice on new memory for old mobo

    1. Don't go Vista on such an old PC. It will just not run right.
    2. I'd personally get the cheapest 2X512MB kit possible and slap it in there along with the other ram.
    3. If you gotta have 2X1GB, then get the cheapest possible kit since overclocking is not a factor.
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    Default Re: Advice on new memory for old mobo

    Well i did go ahead and get the same ram i had in there, so 2 new 512's, at 26 bucks a piece.

    As for Vista, the PC is a 3 ghz p4 and a 6800gt videocard. Now with 2 gig ram. It should run it fine.

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    Default Re: Advice on new memory for old mobo

    Just wanted to update, the ram is great, and Vista is running smoothly on the 3ghz.

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