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  Reply # 911587 9-Oct-2013 19:36
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Hey guys, thanks for all the replies. Decided to wait a while and save up to build a whole new system instead.
Since there is no cpu upgrade, I might just go for a Ram upgrade from 2x1gb DDR2 to 2X2gb DDR2 rams but I'm having trouble which ones I should get. Could you guys look at the list below of all the DDR2 rams from Ascent and let me know which 2gb Rams would be best for me and meets the mobo's requirements. Thanks

http://www.ascent.co.nz/category.aspx?majorcatID=31&minorcatID=300

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  Reply # 911589 9-Oct-2013 19:39
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Get any one of those that is rated DDR2-800, that's the top performance your current mobo will accept according to the link in the OP.




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  Reply # 911590 9-Oct-2013 19:43
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Does the Cl3,4,5,6 etc matter? and i need one that is not ECC right?

Just unsure, like the 2 Corsair single 2gb ram look the same but one is $60 whereas the other is $80 and the cheapest 2gb ram (the A-Data) dont have a CL value on it....

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  Reply # 911591 9-Oct-2013 19:49
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Those CL values are CAS Latency values, the lower the value the better, but the lower the value the higher the cost. I think for DDR2 a common CL value is 5 so if it's not specified assume it's 5. CAS Latency will probably not matter to you since you aren't building a high end system.




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  Reply # 911596 9-Oct-2013 19:56
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Sweet. so this Ram: http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=416979 would be all good for my pc?

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  Reply # 911599 9-Oct-2013 20:01
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You should buy DDR2 ram second hand on trademe, new DDR2 ram is overpriced.




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  Reply # 911600 9-Oct-2013 20:01
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Yup that should be fine, I'm not guaranteeing anything though because I can't physically verify the mobo make and model.




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  Reply # 911601 9-Oct-2013 20:02
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Sweet. This is my mobo http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c00906137#N155

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  Reply # 911604 9-Oct-2013 20:05
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Well according to that you're all good to go.




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  Reply # 911607 9-Oct-2013 20:08
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Sweet. Thanks a lot charsleysa!

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  Reply # 911609 9-Oct-2013 20:10
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No problemo :-)




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  Reply # 911775 9-Oct-2013 22:27
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Guess my motherboard wont be able to handle a SSD or SATA3 HDD since its so old and wont be able to handle the transfer speeds if I were to add another hdd into my comp?

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  Reply # 911779 9-Oct-2013 22:34
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SATA is backwards compatible so yes any SATA SSD / HDD will fit but since it's old it's probably SATA1 or SATA2, if you're lucky SATA3.




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