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March 29, 2010 5:30:44 AM

1. Can DDR2 800 ram work on a DDR2 1066 mobo? i.e. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. How much of a difference am I going to see upgrading from a mobo with FSB of 1000MHz Hyper Transport (2000 MT/s) to a FSB of 2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s)?

3. Is it worth spending $40 - $70 to go from 4GB DDR2 Single-Channel (my mobo isn't working in dual-channel mode right now) to 4GB DDR2 Dual-Channel and also have the increase in FSB mentioned above?
a c 435 V Motherboard
March 29, 2010 10:13:05 AM

1. yes
2. very small difference
3. How do you know it doesn't work in dual channel? Is this mentioned in the board specs? The performance difference is only 5-7%, so you decide.
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a b V Motherboard
March 29, 2010 4:18:08 PM

1. no that board doesn't support 800
2. no sure but i would think so
3. probably not worth $55, what makes you think it's not in dual channel now
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a c 295 V Motherboard
March 29, 2010 4:39:06 PM

o1die said:
1. yes
2. very small difference
3. How do you know it doesn't work in dual channel? Is this mentioned in the board specs? The performance difference is only 5-7%, so you decide.


+1, and you need OC the RAM for the 1066MHz.
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March 29, 2010 6:36:13 PM

The motherboard doesn't boot when I have the 2 ram sticks next to each other. It only boots when the ram sticks are in slot 1 and 3, and CPU-Z tells me that they are running single-channel when they in this configuration.
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