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Old January 13, 2011, 01:02 PM
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Hello!

Just looking for some advice...

My DDR2 has recently died on me and I've been offered either $80 cash or the following DDR3 replacemement:
OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Platinum Low Voltage Dual Channel OCZ Technology

This memory is not the kind of specs I would be looking to go for in DDR3 nor am I really comfortable staying with OCZ based on their recent announcement that they will be dropping out of the memory business.

Currently I have a 965BE and a Gigabyte MA785G-UD3H motherboard. Where I need help is deciding whether I am best to use the $80 and buy some more DDR2 or use the opportunity to upgrade my motherboard and move into DDR3.

If I were to upgrade to a new motherboard, what do you recommend?

I do not intend to run Tri/Quad PCIe's so that is not a determining factor for me. I would like to maximize performance however.

If you need anymore information, please do not hesitate to ask! I do check back in quite often... (a few times an hour anyways) LoL.

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Slaughter
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Old January 13, 2011, 03:07 PM
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get the money and grab some cheap ram, couple gigs to get you to the bd releases :) or go sb now? :)
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Old January 13, 2011, 03:11 PM
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I would take the cash and use the opportunity to move to a new mobo. You can buy a 4GB DDR3 set these days for $45.
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Old January 13, 2011, 05:14 PM
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Should have mentioned that I don't plan on upgrading my CPU.
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