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Old 01-06-2007, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm waiting on my new Asus Z96J to show up in the mail, and I ordered it with a single stick of 1024 MB DDR667 RAM. I have a giftcard to Best Buy and they have a stick on sale of 512MB DDR533 RAM that I was considering buying and throwing in there for a small performance boost, but would combining 533 and 667 make my system any slower?
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I believe the stick of DDR667 would downclock to the DDR533 speed.
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Just one stick of DDR667, the second would be DDR533. I am aware they will downclock, but will the speed drop from 667 to 533 be so significant that it would not be worth adding the extra 512MB? Or would the benefits of adding 512MB outweigh the slight speed drop?
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Why not just get another stick of 667... ?
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i dont think the drop in performance for the 667 would justify it.
if you had 1gb of 533 and were adding 512 of 667, it might.
pkommander is right, get 667. try best buy online...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....All+Categories

if you really want to buy it from there.
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