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New memory ordered, but is it acually needed?

djmonstadjmonsta London, UK Member
edited Jul 2009 in Hardware
I ordered this today:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=1018761

I already have this:
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0531498708.1248409492@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccckadehleikgkicflgceggdhhmdgmh.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=539847&category_oid=-28477

Looking at CPU-ID, i saw that my memory was running at 400mhz, so thought it would be in my best interests to buy some faster memory, especially as i'm getting into overclocking my E8600 :wink:.

Thing is, looking at the specs, and recently discovering that my memory is probably running at 800mhz because its ddr2, is this a waste of time and money??? someone please tell me straight!!!
:werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr:

Comments

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Jul 2009
    PC2-6400 = DDR2-800 = 400MHz.

    With that said: Your board may need a chipset voltage bump to run 8GB of DRAM, but if you think you need 8GB, who am I to stop you?
  • lordbeanlordbean Ontario, Canada
    edited Jul 2009
    If your thoughts were to get faster ram (in MHz) to allow for further increases on the FSB for overclocking, then yes, I would define this purchase as a waste of time and money. It's the same speed as the ram you already have. If you just want to upgrade to 8GB of ram, then all should be fine.
  • Dilbert-FirestormDilbert-Firestorm Nuclear Wasteland, Gretna, LA New
    edited Jul 2009
    djmonsta wrote:
    I ordered this today:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=1018761

    I already have this:
    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0531498708.1248409492@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccckadehleikgkicflgceggdhhmdgmh.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=539847&category_oid=-28477

    Looking at CPU-ID, i saw that my memory was running at 400mhz, so thought it would be in my best interests to buy some faster memory, especially as i'm getting into overclocking my E8600 :wink:.

    Thing is, looking at the specs, and recently discovering that my memory is probably running at 800mhz because its ddr2, is this a waste of time and money??? someone please tell me straight!!!
    :werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr::werr:


    from looking at your ddr2 ram specs, I'm not sure why're ordering another 2x2 ddr2-800 sticks when you already have one in your machine. Its not goto make any OC difference with the DDR2 you''re getting.

    if your mobo can take in one at higher rated speed than 800mhz, then get a different one.
  • lordbeanlordbean Ontario, Canada
    edited Jul 2009
    That'll do you much better in terms of overclocking potential. DDR2-1066 = 533MHz, which you'll be hard pressed to even reach on most motherboards.
  • djmonstadjmonsta London, UK Member
    edited Jul 2009
    from looking at your ddr2 ram specs, I'm not sure why're ordering another 2x2 ddr2-800 sticks when you already have one in your machine. Its not goto make any OC difference with the DDR2 you''re getting.

    if your mobo can take in one at higher rated speed than 800mhz, then get a different one.

    Because i thought that my ram was cheap and slow, as it was from pc world, but i since discovered that it is actually 800mhz
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Jul 2009
    Realize that unless you're substantially overclocking your CPU's front side bus, having faster RAM does nothing for a Core 2 Duo.
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