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mrdice07

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Hello, I'm new to the forum here and have a few questions. Right now I am in the process of trying to update my computer, but am not sure where to start. Eventually, I want to replace the RAM and Processor, but I am not sure if this will help with my motherboard. Because I am new to computers, I have been reading up on all of this, and came accross my motherboard, the Asus A8V-E Deluxe, is not quite capable of overclocking.

This poses a problem, because I wanted to update my one Gb of 512Mb X2 Corsair Value RAM to 2 Gb of Corsair XMS Pro RAM. I am not sure if my motherboard is capable of running this and using the RAM's full potential. I hear a great deal about this CAS and latency, and I think the motherboard might not be able to take advantage of this, or this overclocking. Also, I read another review on the motherboard I have, and it stated that in the BIOS I am unable to change (some component) from 2T to the preferrable 1T for the RAM. Please realise, I am saying a lot of computer lingo but not understanding what it really means.

So, besides wondering about my motherboards capability of the RAM, I was also wondering about a new processor. I was looking to replace my AMD Athlon 3200+ 2.0 GHz with a dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200.

With all of this information, I am wondering whether I need to replace the motherboard first, then get the RAM and/or processor, or if I even need a new motherboard to get either of the other two. I know there are a lot of possibilities and probably missing information, but I would greatly appreciate anyone's advice- the internet is too big nowadays, I can't find the information I need!

Thanks again,

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The processor options for the A8 are

http://www.asus.com/...376&modelmenu=1

Crucial will give you the Ram Memory options

http://www.crucial.com
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