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8 GB of ram running at 800Mhz or 4GB at 1066Mhz

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January 7, 2011 2:07:33 PM

hello I have a AM2+ Phenon 9850 on an ASUS M4N82 motherboard, the manual says that if I use 4 sticks of DDR2 1066Mhz of ram they can only run at 800Mhz, wheras if I use only two stick they can run at 1066Mhz, my question is which faster and will it be noticable during gaming (I have a GTX 460 talon Attack by MSI).
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January 7, 2011 4:14:40 PM

First question is if you have 32 bit or 64 bit OS. If 32 bit, you won't be able to use the 8 gig or RAM anyway. Difference in any game I can think of from 4 to 8 gig of RAM would not be noticable by a human. As a general thing, More RAM is better than faster RAM, in your case, it won't matter.
January 8, 2011 7:44:24 AM

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit version, so 8 gb it is then thanks.
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January 8, 2011 12:49:36 PM

4 gig of 1066 memory, good 1066 memory with tight timings, would be the best for your situation.
However, it really isn't going to matter much. The 800mhz and 1066 speeds you will never tell the difference, but on the other hand, 8 gig of memory is complete overkill and you don't need it at all.
January 8, 2011 1:09:06 PM

jitpublisher said:
4 gig of 1066 memory, good 1066 memory with tight timings, would be the best for your situation.
However, it really isn't going to matter much. The 800mhz and 1066 speeds you will never tell the difference, but on the other hand, 8 gig of memory is complete overkill and you don't need it at all.

Thanks that's exactly what I needed to know, bigup to jitpublisher, word to ya muva. :sol: 
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January 8, 2011 3:37:54 PM

I don't think you need more than 4Gb for gaming at all and the memory speed and timings will make around 1% difference max.
January 8, 2011 3:49:57 PM

simon12 said:
I don't think you need more than 4Gb for gaming at all and the memory speed and timings will make around 1% difference max.

Thanks I wanted to know that too, my graphics card has 1GB DDR5 RAM, that must help surely?...
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