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Phil Runeau
Posted on Sunday, November 17, 2002 - 3:56 pm:   

I have a 1ghz Athlon with a GIGABYTE GA7ZXE motherboard which has 128mb SDRAM.I want to upgrade my rams to at leat 512mb.I was wondering, would it be better for me to just add some SDRAM to my existing motherboard or change my motherboard to one who supports the new DDR rams, considering I will upgrade my computer in a year.

I dont wanna throw away my SDRAM in a year because its no longuer powerful enough, but a new motherboard and DDR rams are quite pricy where I live.

What do you suggest?
Posted on Sunday, November 17, 2002 - 8:56 pm:   

I have an Athlon 1.4 ghz cpu, nvidia 64 meg video card, and 256 meg of sdram. I play games like unreal tournament 2003, quake online, max payne etc... with no problem. Sdram is rather cheap right now. You can find some pretty good deals. If you decide to go with sdram try and get the same brand.
Posted on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 9:10 pm:   

I agree with Cecil on this topic, DDR ram is best utilized on T-Birds with 133/266 Front side bus support or AMD XP's with 133/266 166/333 Front Side Bus. If you go the upgrade route it's best in your case to upgrade CPU, Board, and Memory at the same time.

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