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 m 0 l 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? m 0 l Related resources Reusing RAM help!? Also system opinion - Forum Need help configuring new RAM with old mobo / brand selection - Forum Do This Ram Support My MOBO ? Urgent Help Needed ! - Forum Low Profile Ram help - Forum Mobo/Ram Issues... Appreciate The Help - 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. m 0 l boomer34 November 27, 2011 10:24:49 PM Any potential problems going with the faster of the 3 choices? m 0 l rolli59 November 27, 2011 10:26:39 PM Absolutely none over the other ones. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedRAM question help. Forum Solvedwill ddr4 ram help speed up Civilization 5 game ? Forum SolvedAdding more RAM to my Rig, Need Help Matching Forum SolvedRam and CPU help! Forum SolvedNeed help picking RAM Forum SolvedHelp with RAM Forum SolvedHelp with this PSU and RAM!!! Forum SolvedNeed help finding a graphic card for intel core duo @ 2ghz and 4 gb ram Forum SolvedWeird problem I can't find any help on, PSU/RAM related I think. Forum SolvedNeed help with CPU, GPU And RAM etc. Forum SolvedRAM Timings Help! Underclocking High Freq RAM Forum SolvedOverclocking ram/memory help. Forum SolvedNeed help picking right gaming ram! Forum SolvedNeed Help with ram Forum SolvedHelp me decide which Ram with maximus vii hero + 4690k Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !