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Old 09-21-2008, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have recently completed my first build, and everything is going well, but I was thinking about picking up another 2gb of memory for my system... here are my specs...

GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6000CZBOX - Retail

A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1A16K - Retail

I bought that ram because I was able to get a good combo deal when purchasing from the egg....anyways I know my board can support DDR2 1066 ram, and I was wondering if it would be worth it to get a second set of 2 gb DDR2 1066 ram to make a total of 4gb, or if I would be able to run it like that, or would I have to stick with the DDR2 800...Oh and I am running Vista 32bit so I know that I am limited to a total of 4gb right...Thanks in advance

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All four sticks have to run at the same speed. Therefore, there is no point in purchasing DDR2 1066 since it will run at 800.

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Go to Memory upgrades, flash media, and usb storage at They will tell you what kind of RAM your computer can use.
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