I have an ancient A8N-SLI based system, about to get a refresh with 2 x 9800GT graphics cards. I'm thinking of upgrading to Win7 and sorting the memory out too - it currently has 4 x 512 DDR400.
Someone suggested that the motherboard will only cope with 4GB at DDR333 - is that true? If so, is it worth upgrading?
How much difference will there be between CL3 and CL2.5 memory? Is there anything else I should be looking out for? I will probably play around with overclocking it a bit...
Finally, can anyone suggest some specific memory and a retailer (I'm in the UK)? It's been so long since I've been up-to-date with memory specs and these are so out of date that my brain is starting to hurt!!
Some of those motherboards will lower the speed down to 333mhz when the ram is maxed out. I just recently bought me some Crucial DDR400 ram off Amazon. They were about $25 USD a piece. You won't notice a difference between CL 2.5 and CL 3.
I you're gonna go to Windows 7, then having more than 2 gigs of ram is worth it. Windows uses up almost 1 gig of ram which doesn't leave you much room to play with.
But, if you're gonna spend $100 on ram, add another $200 and get a new motherboard and CPU as well.