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Nov 27, 2011, 10:01 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:
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...
Nov 27, 2011
Nov 27, 2011, 10:10 PM
You are right I would go with the fastest one as well! the 12800 is 1600MHz
Nov 27, 2011, 10:15 PM
And I am guessing I will have to go into the OS somewhere and adjust some settings to utilize this...correct?
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Nov 27, 2011, 10:16 PM
You might have to go into BIOS to set your ram speed manually.
Nov 27, 2011, 10:24 PM
Any potential problems going with the faster of the 3 choices?
Nov 27, 2011, 10:26 PM
Absolutely none over the other ones.
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