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January 7, 2011 7:36:18 AM

Goodday, i like to expand my memory. I did some online memory runs and a some hours off research.
At the online memory runs i had different results.

some said i only can take this 4*1GB DDR2 PC2-5300 (667MHz) Unbuffered Non-Ecc
4*1GB DDR2 PC2-6400 (800MHz) Unbuffered Non-Ecc 4*1GB DDR2 PC2-5300 (667MHz)
At 4*2GB DDR2 PC2-5300 (667MHz) Dimm 4*2GB DDR2 PC2-5300 (667MHz) 4*1GB DDR2 SDRAM PC2-6400 (800MHz)

I pressume that it depends how much you can place, is dependent off your motherboard, which computer your using and operating system.

I have a motherboard

nVIDIA nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition (C19)

The nForce 680i SLI provides 4 DIMM sockets using Dual Channel 240-pin DDR2 with a total capacity of up to 4GB-32bit (8GB-64bit).
You can install DDR 533/667/800/1200(SLI-Ready) MHz Memory.

and using a Dell XPS 700 with operating system windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

Current i'm using 4 pieces of 512MB 667MHz, with some sites i can use 8GB of 667MHZ and other 4GB of 800MHz.

Know my question is can i not use 8GB of 800MHz or is this useless? And with configuration is best to buy?

Thank you for responding.

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a c 128 } Memory
January 7, 2011 11:43:52 AM

You may use up to 4 sticks of 2 gb pc2 5300 or pc2 6400 (should run at the slower speed of 667) for a total of 8 gb with windows 7 64 bit. guarantees it's ram to work if you order from them using their configurator software. Newegg normally charges a 15% restocking fee for exchanges but their prices are usually lower. If dell doesn't list any ram recommendations, then I would post this on the dell forum on their website as this is a popular system and I'm sure some have upgraded the ram.