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Old February 23, 2011, 07:01 PM
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Default need advice regarding DDR2

I was looking into increasing my RAM but two issues or dilemmas?

1) cost - $160 for 8GB

2) investing in older technology so regardless of cost, it's DDR2

I want the extra RAM for using virtualization.

I currently have 4GB (2 x 2GB) but it's Mushkin and this brand is hard to find with DDR2 and there's no 4GB sticks.

I thought to sell and then get the 8GB. Newegg has GSkill and sometimes Patriot 8GB kits. Bad idea?

Or should I just forget it? This is not urgent... just pondering the idea. I don't have the cash to do a true upgrade or switch to a new generation just yet. I'd rather upgrade my graphics card first, too, I think?

Am I making any sense?

I bet this topic is boring or been done before but I am sorta wishing I did this way before DDR2 skyrocked in price and the supply came down (resulting in high prices etc.). Oh velll....
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Old February 23, 2011, 07:39 PM
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i wouldnt use 4gb ddr2 sticks in most mobos, 4x2gb yup.

whats your pc like?

maybe a full upgrade will be a better investment? of course itll give you better performance as well,

just weigh the costs and pro's and see if its worth it.
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