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dennykyser

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My MB supports 4GB, 4X DDR2 667 ram and when I built it I made the mistake of ordering DDR2 533 ram (2X512)

I have just ordered 2 gb (2X1gb) DDR2 667 ram but want your advice on what to do.

Do I just remove the 2 slots of the slower ram, and run the 2 gigs of correct ram, or leave it in and have 3 gigs of ram.

I understand the ram will only perform as good as the lowest speed so not sure which would be better, better perfomance or more ram?

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i'd also take out the 533 sticks. 2 gb are plenty. if you left the 533 sticks in i reckon you'll see a performance DECREASE.

you can use that 1gb for another build for your family or if you have a younger sibling or something.. (something i'm considering.. )
 

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Take out the 533 and put in the new sticks. You'll see a performance increase with the new sticks, and a decrease if you put the new sticks in with the old sticks.
 

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aliasaid said:
i'd also take out the 533 sticks. 2 gb are plenty. if you left the 533 sticks in i reckon you'll see a performance DECREASE.

you can use that 1gb for another build for your family or if you have a younger sibling or something.. (something i'm considering.. )
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