Upgrading/Building a PC (maybe...)

By pioneerx01
Nov 15, 2006
  1. Hi,

    I want to upgrade my old PC with some new parts. Here is the motherboard I want to buy. It is not much, but I do not want to spent more than $500 on this upgrade. Here is the processor that I want.

    Now I have few questions:

    1, The CPU and the Motherboard are compatible. Right?

    2, The specs on the mothercoard say this:
    -Number of DDR Slots: 2 x 184pin
    -DDR Standard: DDR 400 (PC 3200)
    -Number of DDR2 Slots: 2 x 240pin
    -DDR2 Standard: DDR2 667
    -Maximum Memory Supported: 2GB

    Now does that mean I can put maximum:
    2x DDR 400 (PC 3200) 512MB and 2x DDR2 667 512MB
    2x 1GB from DDR or DDR2
    I have rest of the hardware from the other PC.
    Thanks for your help...
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Both the mobo and the processor are LGA-755!! That is the name of the socket on the mobo and the th socket required for the processor so the answer is, yes, they are compatible!!!!

    In regards to the ram sockets, you must never ever mix different speeds of ram, meaning you can use 1 type or the other, not both!!!!
  3. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 277

    Thats what I thought, but I have never builded a PC that offered both, so I was not sure. So 2x 1GB DDR2 it is.
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Yes also when you check the ram make sure it's the same as Mobo ( DDR or DDR2 ) because if you get the diffrent kind of ram for your slot then your computer MIGHT get too hot and catch on fire ='(
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