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Old 04-09-2007, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok here the delema I face today. I have 2 differant corsair 2gb xms kits.
One a pc-6400 and the other is a pc-8500. What is the draw back from running these to sets together. I do right now have my fsb running at 1066 with the pc-8500 installed. After all the money I have spent Im just trying to save from spending anther couple hundred to goto four gigs but at the sametime I dont want to sacrafice to much performance. Let me know what you think all input is needed . Thank you
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Heres is a little more info on the ram I have.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

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Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you run those two kits together, the ram speed of all sticks, will run at the lowest speed...which is DDR2-800.
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Ya basically by adding PC2-6400 you will slow down the speed of your PC2-8500 from 1066mhz to 800.
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well I thought that 800 would be ok untill i get my pc-8500 but windows dont like it one bit. Oh well I'm stuck with only 2gb for now.
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