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Adding more RAM

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DataBase, Apr 4, 2008.

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  1. DataBase

    DataBase Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    ok so this is what i have right now

    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R

    Processor
    Intel Core2Duo 3.0 E6850 1333

    Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
    Package: Ballistix 240-pin DIMM
    Feature: DDR2 PC2-8500
    Specs: DDR2 PC2-8500 • 5-5-5-15 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-1066 • 2.2V • 128Meg x 64

    http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs...754B749A5CA7304


    and this is what i am thinking of getting as a 2 x 512 kit

    Module Size: 1GB kit (512MBx2)
    Package: Ballistix 240-pin DIMM
    Feature: DDR2 PC2-6400
    Specs: DDR2 PC2-6400 • 4-4-4-12 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 2.2V • SLI-Ready • 64Meg x 64

    http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs...0B22550A5CA7304


    my memory has been underclocked to match the cpu frequency and they are now running at 1:1 ratio according to CPU-Z, i want to reatin my Dual Channel memory (interleaved) so i have decided to get another gig (2 x 512) so after adding this i should have 3gig memory al together.

    Do you see any reason why i shouldnt get the additional 1 gig (2x512)? it just seems that the timings are way different would this cause me a problem?

    can you make any recomendations from the crucial site?

    Thanks,
     
  2. leroys1000

    leroys1000 Banned

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    With 2GB already installed,you have enough to run just about any program
    out there,unless you are doing some serious professional video creation or something.
    You can run that extra memory,but will have to downclock the slower speed.
    You might want to check newegg.com for deals as DDR2 memory has been going
    pretty cheap lately.
    There is no reason you can't run the memory speed that the board is rated for
    as CPU and memory bus speeds are controlled independently.
    You shouldn't have to sacifice performance and run 1:1.
     
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