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. 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. 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources PC2-8500 : Kingston or Corsair? Forum P5N32-E SLI with Q6600 and PC2-8500 RAM Forum PC2-6400 or PC2-8500 ? Forum PC2-6400 vs PC2-8500 Forum Is GA-MA770-UD3 compatible with OCZ OCZ2RPR10664GK PC2-8500 ? Forum is an upgrade of ram worth it? Forum Need a little CPU upgrade advice - worth it? Forum Lenovo T400: Upgrade HDD and RAM Forum Asus M2N-E and Phenom 9950 BE (125w) - Worth It? Forum P35 worth it ?? Forum Windows 7 Won't Boot After RAM upgrade Forum Upgrading from 4GB PC-6400 to 8GB PC-8500 on a P35 Mobo w/ Q6600 cpu Forum Did DDR2 RAM prices just go up?!?!????? Forum PC 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? Forum I5-2500K RAM Forum I installed 2x4 GB sticks of RAM and windows 7 won't recognize it Forum Choosing RAM for purely gaming: Latency or speed? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !