RAM Help Tags: DDR3 RAM Components Last response: November 27, 2011 10:26 PM in Components Share boomer34 November 27, 2011 10:01:29 PM So I have a new T3500 Dell workstation with the Intel X58 chipset. I am looking to upgrade to 12GB (4GBx3). (I have the 64 bit OS) I have checked the crucial site to verify I am getting the proper RAM type... But my question centers around the RAM speed. Crucial says my PC will accept these 3: DDR3 PC3-10600 DDR3 PC3-8500 DDR3 PC3-12800 I am not a PC guru...but I am guessing the numbers at the end are the speed, and the higher the number, the faster it is. So would there be any reason I would not want to just go for the "12800"? It is only $5 more than the "10600" model in the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series I am looking at... Thanks for any insight... More about : ram rolli59 November 27, 2011 10:10:46 PM You are right I would go with the fastest one as well! the 12800 is 1600MHz boomer34 November 27, 2011 10:15:59 PM And I am guessing I will have to go into the OS somewhere and adjust some settings to utilize this...correct? Related resources New Build RAM Help , DRAM LED light flashing red, not porting to monito - Forum XMS2 DDR2 ram OC help - Forum Help me choose RAM please - Forum Motherboard ram list is from 2009, need help - Forum Help diagnosing a potential ram issue - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rolli59 November 27, 2011 10:16:41 PM You might have to go into BIOS to set your ram speed manually. boomer34 November 27, 2011 10:24:49 PM Any potential problems going with the faster of the 3 choices? rolli59 November 27, 2011 10:26:39 PM Absolutely none over the other ones. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumASUS P5K-SE and RAM help ForumHelp to make my ram timings equal ForumRAM upgrade help ! ForumHelp ? Dell Poweredge 1800 - RAM UPGRADE ForumHaving problems getting 1866mhz ram ...please help (MSI) ForumPlease help me with upgrading ram ForumRAM Clock speeds - HELP - ForumNeed Help computer not reading new RAM ForumHelp me find a ram for a toshiba laptop! ForumRam help ForumHelp me to choose RAM ForumHelp with a ram issue ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question Forum[Solved] Help on choosing RAM ForumI have 2.99 Ghz core 2duo processor,Asrock G41M-S Mother Board,2GB DDR2 Ram,500 More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !