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Windows 7: Questions regarding GIGABYTE mobo and RAM add.

07 Sep 2011   #21
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Great suggestions.

FredeGail, that amounts to only $350 dollars for the works and will give you a system you'll enjoy for some time.


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07 Sep 2011   #22
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Thanks guys,
I'd consider some of your ideas!

Repped both of you,
FredeGail
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07 Sep 2011   #23
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Don't take my choices as final. There are plenty of good Gigabyte boards to choose from, as well as processors and memory. That was just a quick search.
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07 Sep 2011   #24
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Don't take my choices as final. There are plenty of good Gigabyte boards to choose from, as well as processors and memory. That was just a quick search.
I will start earning a couple of bucks, and then buy what I need later on.

It's not that the performance is cracky and cranky, I can definitely live with it.

Thanks for all your support,
FredeGail
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07 Sep 2011   #25
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's even more reason to hold out a little longer for a much larger upgrade. If you were running a Pentium 4 right now, then anything would be a nice upgrade. I would just rather see you spend your money one something you'll feel is a big improvement, than something you'll feel is the same as where you were before the upgrade.
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07 Sep 2011   #26
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

FredeGail:

I'd have to say I agree with Deacon... but I do have a question before I commit. When you said you swapped in your bros RAM sticks of the same speed... were his the same capacity in GB??? BTW... all the Gigabyte 775 mobos that support ddr3 only take a max of 4GB!

I would hate to see you upgrade to a mobo that can take your current cpu, and only 4GB max of ddr3 ram! It would also tie you to that socket 775 CPU.

Hell, that Asus P5Q PRO mobo is still a great mobo... and it will take up to 16 GB of ram! Perhaps try finding someone who has older DDR2 ram and buy it used! Or do like I am, keep that Q9550, and make the move to a SSD!
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08 Sep 2011   #27
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
FredeGail:

I'd have to say I agree with Deacon... but I do have a question before I commit. When you said you swapped in your bros RAM sticks of the same speed... were his the same capacity in GB??? BTW... all the Gigabyte 775 mobos that support ddr3 only take a max of 4GB!

I would hate to see you upgrade to a mobo that can take your current cpu, and only 4GB max of ddr3 ram! It would also tie you to that socket 775 CPU.

Hell, that Asus P5Q PRO mobo is still a great mobo... and it will take up to 16 GB of ram! Perhaps try finding someone who has older DDR2 ram and buy it used! Or do like I am, keep that Q9550, and make the move to a SSD!
Well umm, yeah the perfomance improved, with the same MHz, different Clock, and both of them were 4GB.

Yes, I could of course do that, oh and, I have an SDD already!

Thanks,
FredeGail
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08 Sep 2011   #28
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Well umm, yeah the perfomance improved, with the same MHz, different Clock, and both of them were 4GB.

Yes, I could of course do that, oh and, I have an SDD already!

Thanks,
FredeGail

FredeGail:

Well then since you already have a SSD, I'd go ahead and spend the approx. $150-170 USD and get 8GB of DDR2 matched. Perhaps you currently do have a bad stick. 8GB of good memory could enable you to use that socket 775 and Q9550 for a few more years! Additionally, you could later turn that old system into a great media server... that's my plan when I finally upgrade again! But I have my sights set on the new octal core Intel CPUs due late this year! Although I wont buy one till they have been out at least a year, the price drops, and they are proven!

Heres a link to DDR2 800MHz PC2 6400 RAM: Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Memory, Desktop Memory, 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM, DDR2 800 (PC2 6400), 4GB (2 x 2GB)
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09 Sep 2011   #29
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If it was a bad stick, he'd be seeing errors, BSoDs, and program crashes. A run of Memtest will be sure, but I don't think the memory is bad.
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09 Sep 2011   #30
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If it was a bad stick, he'd be seeing errors, BSoDs, and program crashes. A run of Memtest will be sure, but I don't think the memory is bad.
I am assuming this due to OP's report of a difference in performance, as he stated it is the same speed, same quantity, different clock.... so how else could he realize a "seat of the pants" performance increase?

I highly doubt anyone could tell a difference between 2 sets of RAM where the only difference is the the timing. Therefore I say something is bad, or going bad. He shouldnt even notice a difference!
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