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Upgrading RAM question


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#1 sve

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:14 PM

Hello there all.
I currently have XP Home (32) and I am maxed out with my 4 GB of RAM. Currently using Corsair PC2-5300 4GB DDR2-667 240 PIN .
I was thinking that to get a little extra Umph out of my PC if I went to something like the Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-8500C5 4GB 2X2GB PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN .

Now my Question is that with my Motherboard (ASUS M3N78-VM SLI mATX AM2+) can I go from the PC2-5300 to a PC2-8500 without any issues, and will the Speed be much different?

Or for that Matter, what would you recommend?


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Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:07 PM

that memory should work fine as you see here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131318 the specs for that board allow for 1066 mhz ram to run just fine at the specified speed. and as long as you dont mix and match the old memory with the new, you should see a marked increase when doing multi tasking and memory intensive programs. Corsair makes excellent ram, I tend to use Patriot, but nothing wrong with what you have there.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 12:35 AM

Thanks Alot!!!
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