• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

New build advice

Dop3KinG

New Member
Joined
May 19, 2007
Messages
49 (0.01/day)
Likes
0
Location
Warwickhire ENGLAND
System Name Dop3KinG
Processor Phenom 2 x2 @ X4
Motherboard ASUS M4A78-E
Cooling Thermalright Ultra-120
Memory 4GB Crucial BALLISTIX @ 1100 5-5-5-15 2.1v
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4830 512Mb 700 x 1100 Zalman VF-1000
Storage 2x160Gb SATA 2 Raid 0
Display(s) 19" Widescreen TFT 1440x900
Case Coolermaster Centurion
Audio Device(s) Onboard intel hd audio
Power Supply Cit 850w
Software Win 7 Ultimate
#1
Hi please help i dont know what to do:confused:.Is it worth ditching my board which useses ddr 2 ram for a ddr 3 board.will i get much benefit from it or is it a wate of money? i use my pc for gaming and video encoding
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,204 (9.52/day)
Likes
13,692
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + Corsair Void RGB
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#2
you will get very little benefit going to DDR3.
 

WarEagleAU

Bird of Prey
Joined
Jul 9, 2006
Messages
10,809 (2.57/day)
Likes
529
Location
Gurley, AL
System Name Boddha Getta Boddha Getta Bah!
Processor AMD FX 6100 @ 4.432Ghz @1.382
Motherboard ASUS M5A99X EVO AMD 990X AMD SB950
Cooling Custom Water. EK 240MM Kit, Supreme HSF - Runs 35C
Memory 2 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance White LP @ 1.35V
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon HD 6870 980/1100
Storage WD Caviar Black 1.0TB, WD Caviar Green 1.0TB, WD 160GB
Display(s) Asus VH222/S 22: (21.5" Viewable) 1920x1080p HDMI LCD Monitor
Case NZXT White Switch 810
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek 5.1
Power Supply NZXT Hale 90 Gold Cert 750W Modular PSU
Software Windows 8.1 Profession 64 Bit
#3
Agreed it will help with the extra bandwidth but not as much. Now, if you want to go ahead and get it to go to a new proc and what not, that is cool. However, Id stay with what you have.
 

Kreij

Senior Monkey Moderator
Joined
Feb 6, 2007
Messages
13,817 (3.45/day)
Likes
5,524
Location
Cheeseland (Wisconsin, USA)
#4
I would just get a better graphics card, if I were you.
I'm happy with my rig on DDR2.
I decided to skip upgrading this generation.
I'll wait for the 8 core procs and the HD 6970 :D