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October 29, 2010 12:07:24 AM

All I'm looking to move to Widows 7 from Window XP. I'm currently have 3 mb (PC-5300). I did a scan on Crucial website. Their recommend upgrade was PC-5300 DDR2-667. I noticed there were option for PC-6400 and PC-8500. Would those others work. If so, would I notice a difference?

sms1295

System: XPS 720
OS: XP Pro (All updates applied)
CPU: E6600 Socket 775
MOB: Dell 0CK520
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI SPP
Memory: 3 mb PC-5300 DDR2
Graphic: 2 Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS in SLI configuration

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October 29, 2010 12:48:07 AM

sms1295 said:
I'm currently have 3 mb (PC-5300).


I think you mean GB. :) 
The new memory would only run the lower stated speed if mixing modules (If the MOBO accepts it). You would notice no differnce unless you like running benchmarks.

How many of which RAM modules have you got installed already? 4 slots in XPS 720?

A few points.
Firstly, you woud want the 64bit Windows 7 as 32bit can only use 3-3.5GB.
Secondly, you only have four slots, so upgrades would have to replace current modules depending on the current set up.
Thirdly, You may not notice much improvement unless you are performing memory intensive tasks.

Hope that helps.
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October 29, 2010 12:53:08 AM

I'm looking to upgrade the 4 slots with 2 mb for a total of 8 mb. I'm looking to move to Windows 7 64 bit.
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October 29, 2010 1:03:28 AM

If your PC is a gaming PC, you will have little benefit with going 8GB of RAM. I would stick with just 4GB of memory.
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October 29, 2010 1:10:52 AM

Fair enough.
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October 29, 2010 2:01:24 AM

I use Access and manipulate data with a couple other programs for work, and I'm starting to get into video editing.
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October 29, 2010 2:06:23 AM

For those applications, you will be more CPU limited with the dual core over the memory. They will benefit great by raw power of a quad core.
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October 29, 2010 2:15:17 AM

I'm not ready to purchase a new PC and there are very few quad core processor that are still available for Socket 775.
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October 29, 2010 9:44:15 AM


Excellent tips.Really useful stuff .Never had an idea about this.Keep it up

Thanks
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