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Old 06-12-2008, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Not sure which ram to buy, ddr2 800 ghz or 1066 ghz

I am assuming 1066 ghz is faster right?

But is the difference that noticeable?

(this is for my computer in the long run.)

Also, how do I know if my computer is pc2 6400 or 8500 and so on?

By the way, this is my motherboard:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3P LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Default Re: Not sure which ram to buy, ddr2 800 ghz or 1066 ghz

There is very small difference in speed in terms of ddr2 800 and ddr2 1066. It's just that the ddr2 1066 will give you abit more head room when overclocking.
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Default Re: Not sure which ram to buy, ddr2 800 ghz or 1066 ghz

And regarding my pc?

IS it pc2 6400 or pc2 8500? or higher? lower?

So if am not overcloking I should go with 800?
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Considering the memory standard of the board is 1066, I'd go with it.
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Yea, but considering its around a 30 dollar difference, (not sure how much exactly) and if there is not a somewhat difference well.....
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Default Re: Not sure which ram to buy, ddr2 800 ghz or 1066 ghz

id just get the 800....more stable for OCing if you get a good brand.
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Default Re: Not sure which ram to buy, ddr2 800 ghz or 1066 ghz

What RAM would you recommend for Q6600 and GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3P ?

(like brand, and everything.)

Quick question: Can you have more than one brand of ram in your motherboard?

Like lets say, 4 different brands?
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yes you can....and you can have 4 diff speeds if your mobo supported all them, but lets say you had 1066 and 800 then your 1066 would run down to 800...so better to just get one speed. this is good ram for you-
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

or 4gb-

Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Crucial are bad ram

u can just overclock the 800 to 1066

the OCZ looks good and cheap
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Default Re: Not sure which ram to buy, ddr2 800 ghz or 1066 ghz

With a Q6600 you dont need 1066 memory. At most you will only be running 3.6ghz-3.8ghz, and that will give you 800mhz on the memory running 1:1 with the FSB.
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