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3.06 Ghz P4 478 HT cache SL7NA Prescott by Intel Mobile CPU

This CPU is going into my Gigabyte GA-81EXW motherboard. Will appreciate any suggestions on amount of memory to add. I am taking the suggestion of former advice and looking for 3200 and think 1 Ghz ought to be plenty to make this thing sing on most applications.

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Well it depends on what kind of operating system and applications you are using. When you're a gamer you must have a 2gb and above memory. For a Windows Xp user and for home use, 1 Gb is enough.

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U can add memory upto 4gb

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