4x 512 ddr400 ram vs 2x1gb ddr2 667/800 ram?

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hey guys currently i'm using 4x 512 ddr400 kingston valueram. i'm getting a new c2d processor and mb in a week's time, so should i change my rams as well? or will 2x 1gb ddr2 667/800 perform basically the same as what i have now? also, would new motherboards have any issues running the ddr400 ram? i shouldnt' think so but just thought i might ask.

thanks in advance!
 

Maziar

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Hello and welcome to the forums mate :)
well u have to change your RAM (the only Core2Duo motherboard which uses DDR RAM is an ASROCK board which i dont recommend)
so get a DDR2 800 RAM with good timings (if u want to OC) like 4-4-4-x or lower
 

athenaesword

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thanks! i spent all afternoon reading some of the articles here and i must say they're pretty informative =]

wow i didn't know that!
would 800 have a significant performance boost over 667? reason i'm asking is cus 667 rams here are real cheap. about 25usd for 1gb
 

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LOL i just realised that i think i'm using the ASROCK board that you mentioned. i bought it about 2 years ago. i've been having problems like occasional inability to boot, and it's around time to upgrade anyway so i'm changing both mb and cpu as well.
 

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your probably not using the one he suggested ;)

However I will agree with their suggestions :)

And heck..for the same price (if not lower) go with 800 ram..its silly not to :)
try and go for 4-4-4-12 if possible.
 


ASUS P5PE-VM also supports DDR1 and AGP thanks to the Intel 865 chipset
 

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why not? it supports dual core, and runs ddr1.

the rams are not of the same price. 667 rams here cost 23bucks/1gb. and 800 rams cost 35/1gb.

still think it's worth the extra price?
 

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