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Old 01-04-2009, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default stick with my ddr2 800 or upgrade to 1066

here are my current sticks
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
i have 4 of these for a total of 4gb

should i upgrade to ddr2 1066 or is ddr2 800 better due to lower timings?

board that these will go in will be this one
Newegg.com - ASUS M3N72-D AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
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Default Re: stick with my ddr2 800 or upgrade to 1066

Your current ram is good enough. You won't notice much of an improvement getting 1066mhz ram.
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Default Re: stick with my ddr2 800 or upgrade to 1066

You're right there won't be any real improvement but only in some cases. Intensive processing tasks that need large buffers will go quite a bit faster. Games and general tasks you won't notice anything.
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thanks guys,

one last question

is it better to run 2x 2gb sticks or 4x1gb sticks or is this nul.
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Go for 2X2GB sticks. It gives you more ram slots left open if you ever plan to add some more ram.
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Default Re: stick with my ddr2 800 or upgrade to 1066

Getting a better cpu would be way more of an upgrade than just getting faster ram.
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Getting a better cpu would be way more of an upgrade than just getting faster ram.
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