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Hello guys! How are you doing?


I am in the phase of upgrading my RAM. I was interested in one of CORSAIR RAMs (specifically CORSAIR DOMINATOR with DHX Technology TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF 4GB PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) DDR2) but my friend told me to check its compatibility with my current motherboard.


Mine is an Intel DG31PR with currently a memory set of 2048 MB DDR2-SDRAM (specifically DDR2-SDRAM PC2-5300 (333 MHz) - [DDR2-666]).


Question One: is it worth it paying $147.50 + over seas shipping of around $20 to get a better performance (as performance matters me more than capacity, although I am looking for both).


Question Two: what is the maximum Memory Clock / I/O Bus Clock that my motherboard can handle - so that to know whether the suggested TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF would work or there is something "better" than this one! :sunglasse


Out of the subject question: do you think I have a very good motherboard that can handle futuristic upgrades - or that I should wait like 6 - 12 months before considering a quad-core & DDR3 jump?


Any extra piece of info would help much for a beginner like me!


Cheers for you & the guys @ Corsair! :biggrin:

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NO that MB will not support these or any modules needing more than 1.8 Volts from what I understand. It would have to allow you to set the memory Voltage to 2.1 Volts to run any DDR1066 memory module.
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It's OK man!


Sorry for bothering you with many questions, but do you have a good idea of the best time to consider buying a new motherboard (the next big release for a motherboard company - Inter or AMD - to have it bought in the next 6 months; anything alike),


And sorry again for the bothering question!



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