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    Talking Another 'is it worth it'

    Hi all, as you know, or may not know, I'm getting a S939 AMD Athlon FX-55 and Motherboard for one of my new rigs. I have 1GB PC3200 Memory for it, but I also have 1GB PC2700 memory sat in my cupboard doing nothing at all, until August, do you think it will be worth using the 2700 and 3200 Memory together? I understand that the 3200 will slow down a bit, would it effect my gaming by a lot or not?

    Or would it be worth using the 1GB of PC3200 RAM, and using the 2700 RAM for my 'Socket A rig' which im currently saving for?

    btw, Socket A rig will be
    AMD Athlon XP 3000+
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    160GB HDD
    Windows XP Home
    Soundblaster Audigy
    nVidia 6600GT

    My AMD Rigs (plus an intel zzzzz rig) and Planned Retirements

    Socket 754 - Currently is my main internet & gaming rig, will be retiring to my Socket 370s job of been a firewall.
    Socket 939 - Will replace my Socket 754 rig
    Socket A - Planned to be Network File Server (share music around house, apps. etc. **NOTE** Our network is password protected and locked so only devices permitted by me will be allowed to enter it so im not illegally broacasting music and apps.)
    Socket 370 - Begins new life as a Backup Network File Server (will host all critical files and backups of the current file server)
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    No it probably dosen't work or dosen't work well.. 939 mainboards r dualchannel (so r some socket a too)..Get another 1 Gb 400 (or 333) exactly same (manufacturer&model) as your current stick r..

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    it will work if you can boot, go into the bios and set the divider so the memory runs at 333 MHz (i think), but it kind of defeats the point of upgrading, you really should stick to DDR400 here.

    Any reason for getting an FX-55 over a dual-core X2?

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    yea get a X2 4400+ or 4800+, and there selling out really fast so i would hurry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jameson View Post
    it will work if you can boot, go into the bios and set the divider so the memory runs at 333 MHz (i think), but it kind of defeats the point of upgrading, you really should stick to DDR400 here.

    Any reason for getting an FX-55 over a dual-core X2?
    Yep, $199 and a free 250GB Hard Drive

    Thanks for your help guys, ill save up and get another GB DDR400 later on next year

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    Yea I would agree with all the other relpies, just so you know a brand new FX-55 of N**Egg is 220 USD. As for matching up the memory exactly, this isnt always needed, you could get different brands and it would prolly work just fine. Correct me if im wrong tho

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    The OEM FX-55 Has a free HDD and is $199. As for the dual core, im going to go with a 4x4 more than likely next year so I might as well get as fast as I can afford on single core till then

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