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4x 512 ddr400 ram vs 2x1gb ddr2 667/800 ram?

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November 23, 2007 1:29:53 PM

hey guys currently i'm using 4x 512 ddr400 kingston valueram. i'm getting a new c2d processor and mb in a week's time, so should i change my rams as well? or will 2x 1gb ddr2 667/800 perform basically the same as what i have now? also, would new motherboards have any issues running the ddr400 ram? i shouldnt' think so but just thought i might ask.

thanks in advance!
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November 23, 2007 1:36:22 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums mate :) 
well u have to change your RAM (the only Core2Duo motherboard which uses DDR RAM is an ASROCK board which i dont recommend)
so get a DDR2 800 RAM with good timings (if u want to OC) like 4-4-4-x or lower
November 23, 2007 1:53:54 PM

thanks! i spent all afternoon reading some of the articles here and i must say they're pretty informative =]

wow i didn't know that!
would 800 have a significant performance boost over 667? reason i'm asking is cus 667 rams here are real cheap. about 25usd for 1gb
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November 23, 2007 2:11:06 PM

800 ram won't give you a difference of night and day, but it would probably be better to just go with the 800 anyway.

or 1066, if your processor/motherboard support it.
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November 23, 2007 2:16:05 PM

1006 isnt worth it because the difference with DDR2 800 isnt much and also DDR2 800 OCs very well too
November 23, 2007 2:39:46 PM

okay thanks guys. think i'll go with the ddr2 800 =]
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November 23, 2007 2:43:34 PM

good luck :) 
November 24, 2007 2:16:44 AM

LOL i just realised that i think i'm using the ASROCK board that you mentioned. i bought it about 2 years ago. i've been having problems like occasional inability to boot, and it's around time to upgrade anyway so i'm changing both mb and cpu as well.
November 24, 2007 10:20:44 AM

your probably not using the one he suggested ;) 

However I will agree with their suggestions :) 

And heck..for the same price (if not lower) go with 800 ram..its silly not to :) 
try and go for 4-4-4-12 if possible.
November 24, 2007 10:48:27 AM

Maziar said:
Hello and welcome to the forums mate :) 
well u have to change your RAM (the only Core2Duo motherboard which uses DDR RAM is an ASROCK board which i dont recommend)
so get a DDR2 800 RAM with good timings (if u want to OC) like 4-4-4-x or lower


ASUS P5PE-VM also supports DDR1 and AGP thanks to the Intel 865 chipset
November 24, 2007 11:25:30 AM

DoMTaR said:
your probably not using the one he suggested ;) 

However I will agree with their suggestions :) 

And heck..for the same price (if not lower) go with 800 ram..its silly not to :) 
try and go for 4-4-4-12 if possible.


why not? it supports dual core, and runs ddr1.

the rams are not of the same price. 667 rams here cost 23bucks/1gb. and 800 rams cost 35/1gb.

still think it's worth the extra price?
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November 24, 2007 3:56:36 PM

apache_lives said:
ASUS P5PE-VM also supports DDR1 and AGP thanks to the Intel 865 chipset


Thanx for the info mate :) 
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