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April 4, 2010 9:40:43 PM

Hi, I have on my system 2 gb of Mushkin HP2-8500 clocked at 1066mhz with 4-4-4-12 and 2.19v
I have an additional 1gb kingston kvr800d2n5
Should I put this too ? I would gain some performance or I will just loose ? Can i even clock it at the same as my other memory?

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April 4, 2010 10:15:57 PM

It's fine if the Mushkin is stable at 1.8V-1.9V and at the Kingston timings which probably are 5-5-5-15 or 6-6-6-18. Since you already have the RAM, you lose nothing trying it. You'll know if there's a performance gain or not.
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April 4, 2010 10:20:20 PM

Hi.

If your mobo don't have chipset Intel, you won't see a big difference. Also, i think that your RAM can run stable at 2.0V.
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April 4, 2010 10:49:45 PM

My motherboard is an asus p5n-t deluxe 780i Sli and i have a e8200
a c 163 } Memory
April 4, 2010 11:04:05 PM

So, you won't see a big difference.
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April 4, 2010 11:04:50 PM

monten said:
Hi, I have on my system 2 gb of Mushkin HP2-8500 clocked at 1066mhz with 4-4-4-12 and 2.19v
I have an additional 1gb kingston kvr800d2n5
Should I put this too ? I would gain some performance or I will just loose ? Can i even clock it at the same as my other memory?


You will gain performance if you are doing something that needs the extra memory. If you are not, then your performance will drop slightly.

First important thing with memory is "do you have enough?" If you don't, then more memory, no matter what the speed or configuration, is better. As even the slowest, cheapest, most mis-matched memory you can get to run is still 10 times faster than having to go to the hard drive if you are running low on total memory available.

If you have enough memory, then the concern changes to timings, matched sets, dual channel mode, bus speed, things of that nature to tweak the speed of the memory. But this is a much, much, much minor thing compared to your PC running short on memory.
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