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ASUS Motherboard Memory Problem

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March 31, 2010 5:07:30 AM

DDR2 1066*/800/667

* Due to AMD CPU limitation, DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+/AM3 CPU for one DIMM per channel only.

Is there any way I can expand my memory and still see a notable performance increase?

I don't understand the memory standards (1066/800/667)

I'd get 4 GB x2 to expand, but what type should I get?

Price range is like $75 MAX.
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March 31, 2010 7:23:19 AM

The memory standards 1066/800/667 is simply the speed at which the memory runs at in MHz. According to the ASUS, you can only run one DIMM per channel, which means one DIMM per two slots, or two DIMMs in total as AM2/AM2+/AM3 CPUs run in dual channel. There are no 8GB (4GBx2 kits) that cost under $200 let alone $75, however, you're much better off with a 2GBx4 kit, or if you're out of slots, a 2GBx2 DDR2 kit.
March 31, 2010 4:36:07 PM

So if I bought 2 more 2GB sticks of ram, matching the ones I have, I'd be good?

Or rather, buying a kit of 800 RAM instead of 1066?

would the 8GB of RAM there be superior to the 4GB of the 1066 I have now?