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PC2-6400 vs PC2-8500

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July 11, 2010 8:51:39 AM

Hello,

Currently using PC2-8500 2GB Kit and considering upgrading to extra memory to a PC2-6400 4GB. Will I see significant improvements with the extra 2GB or does downgrading from 8500 to 6400 make them both equal? For all general sense, I am not an avid gamer but enjoy streaming HD/iTunes.

TIA

Considering this:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Currently using:
Patriot Memory PC2-8500 1066MHz 2GB (5-5-5-15) 2.3v

If my computer can support the 2GB kit, will the 4GB have any problems? Can it be plug-n-play or a BIOS issue?

Thanks again, and I apologize for my lack of tech savvy.

EDIT:
Perhaps my CPU specs will help,

Windows 7 Home Prem. 32-bit
Pent. Dual-Core E5300 @ 2.6GHz
Motherboard: MSI G41M4

and also considering the following two components for upgrade in addition to the RAM:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... (Currently none/stock using motherboard)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... (Currently @ 300)

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July 11, 2010 9:54:07 AM

You will see no difference in speed, especially with that CPU. Your CPU only has an 800Mhz FSB, so it can't utilize 1066Mhz RAM anyway. The RAM will cap at 800Mhz so there will be no problem, but I always place the slower RAM in the slot closest to the CPU, hope this helps.
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Anonymous
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July 11, 2010 10:33:25 AM

Will my CPU be able to support such a high end graphics card then? Perhaps you may direct me to the right solution. thanks
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Anonymous
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July 11, 2010 11:17:18 AM

violentlyhappy91 said:
You will see no difference in speed, especially with that CPU. Your CPU only has an 800Mhz FSB, so it can't utilize 1066Mhz RAM anyway. The RAM will cap at 800Mhz so there will be no problem, but I always place the slower RAM in the slot closest to the CPU, hope this helps.


Hi,

I actually looked at the user guide of the motherboard and it does states that the supported FSB is up to 1333MHz. Where did you get your information?

EDIT:
I doubled check the CPU and I can understand what you mean by capping at 800MHz FSB if that is what you are referring to:
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=35300

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