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look at my system specs tell me what would be the best upgrade(s) i will have about $180 to spend maybe more maybe less.i use it for gaming also i am not going to vista anytime soon.
 

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is your cpu an a64 or x2?
 

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x2 4600+
BTW if you don't know by the DDR2 RAM it is AM2
 
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Another gb of ram. Or a whole new set of ram (2gb) they're cheap now.
 

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i have been thinking about getting RAM but i can't find any DDR2 ram 2gb kits that have a cas 4 for a good price.Also what is the MAX that windows XP home can use?
When did AMD start making a A64 4600+? The highest i know of is a 4000+
 
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i have been thinking about getting RAM but i can't find any DDR2 ram 2gb kits that have a cas 4 for a good price.Also what is the MAX that windows XP home can use?
When did AMD start making a A64 4600+? The highest i know of is a 4000+
I'd get these, they got micron d9's, or the crucial ballistix set (800 mhz, cas 4). Xp home 32bit....uhh somewhere under, or slightly over 3gb.
 
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xp supports ~3.2GB i think
i would also suggest some good ram
 

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so it look like RAM is going to be the best upgrade.:nutkick: that is for me not spending the extra $25 when i built the beast to get the other gig.:banghead:
 

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yeah, Ram is the best. you could also go for the gskill black heat spreaders, they use D9s, are super cheap and overclock like mad. However, Wil E knows his stuff and his recommendation is primo top notch. Your cpu and vid card should be could for at least another year. Nice system.
 

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Up the ram to 2GB and get yourself a better monitor.... I just scored a 21" Mitsubishi Diamondtron for $20.:)
 

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Ah, thats just your luck. Happens to everyone once in a while. Corosair doesn't care if you overclock your XMS memory, hell you can go to thier forum and ask for OC advice :p
 

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I think you should go with these? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227231 they should do you 3-3-3-something @ 800mhz stock volts.. my ram treats me quite will its still fairly expencive though... Patriot has some AMAZING BEST DDR2 ram on thier website.. just insane specs though you may have to order staight form them.. take a peak

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Edit: I think Ive heard of someone or people getting 3-3-3-10 timing with the reapers stock volts or something like that! very interesting lol :p. I would of gotten them but I wanted tightest timing all around I could find and my sticks cover that me thinks.
 

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Just so you all know i am thankful for your help... Also i want timings and fast ram speed.I like to run my FSB around 250-270mhz I would like my RAM to run at 1ghz and timings of 4-4-4-4-12 or lower like my geil does.Also if i get new ram would anyone like to buy my Geil if i sell it?
 

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^^ tis nice stiff micron make crucial ram.
 

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I should also mention that my Crucial will do 4-4-4-12 1066Mhz @ 2.4v.
 

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If you can find a match to your current stick there is no reason to get rid of it.
Something like this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144049
That might work unless you have a 2x512 kit. It's good to keep dual channel if you can
My Geil is the 2x512mb also the CAS is different.I am in it for Speed, looks,price and reliability.:toast: I have read that the Geil Black Dragon is D9s if i could find that for sure that would be what i would get.
 

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If you can't find the Black Dragons, what about some Ballistix Tracers?
 

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OK i am looking to get a set of the reaper or black dragon maybe Ballistix Tracers. :toast:
Thanks all.Maybe i will have some money left to buy something else.What kind of increase do you think i can expect if my Geil that i have now will work with my other ram and still in dual channel it would be 3gb all together?