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 Raiddinn a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard 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. m 0 l jsc a b Ĉ ASUS a c 172 à CPUs a c 156 V Motherboard 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer truegenius a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIntel I7 920 + Asus P6T-SE + 12Gb RAM DDR3 1333Mhz worth upgrading? Forum SolvedIs it worth upgrading my RAM in my i7-3770k Gaming Rig Forum SolvedIs it worth upgrading RAM on netbook? Forum SolvedUpgrading to faster RAM worth it? Forum Solvedis upgrading from 8 to 16gb of ram worth? Forum P5N32-E SLI with Q6600 and PC2-8500 RAM Forum SolvedWorth upgrading RAM? Forum SolvedWorth me upgrading RAM in my situation? Forum Solvedworth upgrading ram? Forum Why does my pc28500 ram run at ddr2 800 Forum SolvedIs it worth upgrading my RAM? Forum E6750 at 533mhz for PC2-8500 ram? Forum AMD 64 processor 3700+ 1.77 Ghz 960 MB of RAM, Windows XP, worth upgrading? Forum SolvedWorth upgrading ram go Dell latitude e5400? Forum Running Linux MInt, is upgrading my RAM 1GBDDR2-->2GBDDR2 worth it? Forum Is it worth upgrading to 32 GB RAM? Forum SolvedWould it be worth it to upgrade my RAM and HDD to an SSD in my laptop? Forum i have corsair 16gb ddr3 ram worth upgrading ? Forum Worth upgrading RAM from 8 to 12 for intell hd4000 ? Forum SolvedIs this ram upgrade worth it? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !