Quick and Easy Motherboard Questions Tags: Motherboards DDR2 Dual Channel Last response: March 29, 2010 6:36 PM in Motherboards Share Quitoman 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? More about : quick easy motherboard questions | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove o1die Motherboard Master 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. | Report abuse 505090 Motherboard Expert 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 | Report abuse saint19 Motherboard Master 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. | Report abuse Quitoman 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Quick and Easy Motherboard Questions> Related ressources: ForumEasy and quick a few question ForumQuick , easy motherboard power connectors question ForumQuick upgrade easy question ForumQuick and easy question ForumEasy quick question ForumQuick questions on an ASUS motherboard ForumQuick & Easy Suggestion, please, for RAM on new build ForumQuick easy question ForumQuick question im sure its easy . ForumThis should be quick and easy . ForumUpgrading an HP Laptop: Some Quick (and not so quick ) Questions . ForumOverclocking Q9300 with MSI easy OC switch ForumQuick help plz. easy question about amd drivers. ForumWill this card go in this port? Easy quick question please answer ForumQuick , Cheap, and Easy Build ForumQuick and easy question ForumEasy First Build (is this too good to be true?) ForumQuick and Easy - Need PSU Upgrade Advice ForumCPU compatibility. More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !