Worth upgrading to PC2-8500 Ram? Tags: Asus CPUs Motherboards Last response: December 7, 2011 4:28 AM in Motherboards Share avalanchis December 6, 2011 7:46:58 PM I have an ASUS M3N78-VM motherboard and I just upgraded to an AMD Phenom II X6 2.8GHz 1055T cpu. During the upgrade, it appears that one of my (4) 2GB PC2-6400 SDRAM modules died, so I need to replace it. I'm wondering if it would make a noticeable difference to upgrade all 4 modules to PC2-8500 (DDR2 1066) or if I should just replace the one that died with another PC2-6400 module. Also, the ASUS web site states "DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+ CPU only". Does this mean it isn't supported by my AM3 CPU? Any recommendations on the best brand of RAM to buy? Thanks! Alan More about : worth upgrading pc2 8500 ram | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Raiddinn CPUs Master Motherboard Authority December 7, 2011 1:39:31 AM I don't think that 4 x 8500s would be hugely better than 4 x 6400s. I would just get another one of the exact same kind you already have if it were me. | Report abuse jsc CPUs Master Motherboard Master December 7, 2011 1:58:49 AM Considering the price of DDR2 RAM, I'd recommend just replacing the dead stick. Besides, most DDR2-1066 RAM is simply DDR2-800 RAM that has been tested to run at the higher speed, usually at an increased voltage and more relaxed timings. | Report abuse truegenius CPUs Authority Motherboard Expert December 7, 2011 4:28:56 AM ^+1 but if you want a high speed ram then upgrade your board, get one that support ddr3. ddr3 is 3-4 times cheap than that of ddr2, and then you can have more ram and more speedy ram | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Worth upgrading to PC2-8500 Ram?> Related ressources: ForumPC2-8500 : Kingston or Corsair? ForumP5N32-E SLI with Q6600 and PC2-8500 RAM ForumPC2-6400 or PC2-8500 ? ForumPC2-6400 vs PC2-8500 ForumIs GA-MA770-UD3 compatible with OCZ OCZ2RPR10664GK PC2-8500 ? Forumis an upgrade of ram worth it? ForumNeed a little CPU upgrade advice - worth it? ForumLenovo T400: Upgrade HDD and RAM ForumAsus M2N-E and Phenom 9950 BE (125w) - Worth It? ForumP35 worth it ?? ForumWindows 7 Won't Boot After RAM upgrade ForumUpgrading from 4GB PC-6400 to 8GB PC-8500 on a P35 Mobo w/ Q6600 cpu ForumDid DDR2 RAM prices just go up?!?!????? ForumPC hangs at BIOS screen after updating graphics driver. Forum[Solved] Upgrading RAM for games Forum(Question) RAM placement of same type and speed? Forum[Solved] How do I add more RAM to an already-built computer? ForumI5-2500K RAM ForumI installed 2x4 GB sticks of RAM and windows 7 won't recognize it ForumChoosing RAM for purely gaming: Latency or speed? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !