i am running vista 32-bit ... the issue here is not about getting all the 4GB ..its about getting 800MHz outta the 2 new kits i am gonna buy.
i am worried that if i install the 2x1 gb800 mhz along with 2x1 gb 667 mhz, will the slow sticks make the newer and faster ones work at 667 also :-/
i cant buy new 4 gb at once but i've money for 2gb so i was thinking about getting 800 mhz...
667 and 800 Mhz doesn't have much speed difference but i want to gain a lil speed.
as for saving teh 667 rams for something else and buy new 4 gb ... well i cant afford that..i built this pc just last week so there's no way i can get 4gb more ram at once and dispose off the current 667 mhz ram ...
Pair the together 677 together in 1 bank, the 800 in the other bank.
Your board should default all the memory to speed of the slowest stick.
If it does not, and will not boot, you may have to go into the BIOS and manually set the buss divider, and the timings of the slowest pair, then install the other memory.
It will ALL run at 677 though, and all at the same timings, in dual channel mode.
You really won't be able to tell any difference between the 667 and the 800mhz memory.
Later, when you have more cash, you could replace the 667 with more 800 and bump it all up to the higher speed.
aaww man , so i will be getting 667MHz if install any faster memory with the current 667MHz ram.
this sucks. i cant afford a whole 4 GB 800MHz ram right now.
i guess i'll have to go with 2 GB of 667MHz ram and burn in sadness till i build another pc 3,4 years from now :-/
lucks been so bad on my end. last week when i went to the market to buy parts for this current pc.. i was thinking about getting an e8400, to my badluck, the stupid local market was freaking outdated as usual and they said e8400 would arrive in two weeks (i am from Rawalpindi, Pakistan) ... so i had to settle down with an e6750. now i cant find 800MHz ram and even if i do get oen now it'll be still working at 667MHz ..
i just wish there isn't much difference with my 4GB running at 667MHz now. I mainly play around with PCSX2 (THE PS2 emulator (normally Play Tekken4 on it)).
i dont have a 3dcard yet and working on the onboard GMA3100 support ... prices are sooo up here as compared to online prices.
just called local computer shop to inquire price of Radeon 3850 and the sucker said it'd cost me 210$ ... compared to the 170$ price announced by AMD yesterday?? (a few days back??) ... ugh ..i am so disappointed.
667 & 800mhz won't be noticeable to your naked eyes. In fact, you can't tell. Those who say so are overclockers or benchmarkers - not the average user. BTW, almost all new pcs come with 667mhz ram by default.
The ati price cuts won't be reflected for a while. HD3850 $170 & HD3870 $190. If you ask me, HD3870 is a no brainer.