Ram upgrade to 8GB Tags: Memory DDR2 Windows 7 RAM Windows XP Last response: January 21, 2010 2:43 PM in Memory Share azreal1983 January 19, 2010 7:52:24 PM I currently run windows XP (32 BIT) with 4GB of RAM. I am upgrading to Windows 7 64 Bit version. I have a Asus Motherboard P5K-VM. My question is about the Ram to buy. I plan to get 4 x 2GB modules. Will i not a massive difference between the follow: DDR2 PC2-8500 CL5 - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY... PC2 -6400 (800MHz) DDR2-SDRAM Unbuffered Non-ECC CL6 (as in http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?prodID...) I understand the second the second is slower but will i notice with 8GB? Its a lot cheaper but i dont wanna cripple my machine On a second point which is going to be quicker PC2-8500 CL5 or PC2-6400 CL4 Cheers More about : ram upgrade 8gb saint19 a c 163 } Memory a b $ Windows 7 January 19, 2010 8:22:53 PM Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum. 1- The difference between 800MHz (PC2-6400) and 1066MHz (PC2-8500) isn't significant. 2- For Win 7 x64 is enough with 4GB or 6GB, this depends of your processor. 3- Maybe you never use the 8GB with the games and applications that exist today. azreal1983 January 21, 2010 11:52:34 AM Thank you for the help. I have read that setting up 1066MHz ram can be a bit of a pain. Is it work just sticking to 800Mhz? Cheers Related resources RAM Upgrade 4Gb to 8GB - Forum Upgrade from 4GB RAM to 8GB or 16? - Forum Upgrade from 4gb ram to 8gb ram, but games performance low - Forum How to upgrade to 8gb RAM from 1x4gb - Forum Shutting down after RAM upgrade(from 4gb 1066mhz to 8gb 1600mhz) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer azreal1983 January 21, 2010 11:54:18 AM Also I have found this RAM: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY... and http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY... are they the same thing just own in overclocked. Could I run the cheaper fast ram at 800Mhz? saint19 a c 163 } Memory a b $ Windows 7 January 21, 2010 1:34:34 PM azreal1983 said:Also I have found this RAM: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY... and http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY... are they the same thing just own in overclocked. Could I run the cheaper fast ram at 800Mhz? -- Aren't the same RAN. The 1st is PC2-8500 (1066MHz by default) and the 2nd is PC2-6400 (800MHz by default), a OC RAM is a 800MHz by default running at 1066MHZ azreal1983 January 21, 2010 1:37:02 PM So its best of going for the cheaper PC28500 saint19 a c 163 } Memory a b $ Windows 7 January 21, 2010 2:20:48 PM azreal1983 said:So its best of going for the cheaper PC28500 -- No, the PC2-8500 is more cheap, but is not too good. The CL is high and the Voltage too (2.1v). The recomended voltage is 1.8V or less. azreal1983 January 21, 2010 2:22:16 PM The motherboard can support upto 2.1v saint19 a c 163 } Memory a b $ Windows 7 January 21, 2010 2:43:46 PM Yea, but isn't recomended. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUpgrade from 2GB to 8GB RAM Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my ram from 4GB to 8GB? Forum Solved8GB ram upgrade Forum Solvedupgrade help ( geforce gtx 580 / email@example.com / 8gb Ram) Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my laptop RAM to 8gb? Forum Solved[RAM upgrade] 8GB DDR2 or 8GB DDR3 and new motherboard. Forum SolvedI have windows8, with 8GB of ram, can I upgrade to more ram? Forum SolvedUpgrade C2D to C2Q and DDR2 RAM from 2GB to 8GB Forum SolvedAcer 6935 4GB to 8GB ram upgrade possible? Forum can you upgrade acer v5 471g to a 8gb ram? Forum i5 4670k + 8gb ram, enough to game at 4k? Should I upgrade? Forum SolvedUpgrading 8gb DDR2 RAM Help Forum SolvedMacBook Pro 8Gb ram upgrade frequency? Forum SolvedIs it worth it to upgrade to 8gb of ram? Forum SolvedBuy new PC or upgrade 4G 800hz RAM to 8GB DDR3-1066MHz for Core2 Duo CPU T6600@2 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !