which is better

Asustek / X58c
October 3, 2009 at 05:29:10
Specs: Windows Vista
IS it better to have 2GB of mixed ram ( pc2 5800s & gdd2 800) or just the 1 GB of gddr2 800

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October 3, 2009 at 06:14:18
You can't just mix ram. It has to be the same type. If you do mix the same type of ram but different speeds, it will always run at the lower speed.

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October 3, 2009 at 11:35:36
It would help if you listed the RAM correctly & got the terms right. There is no "pc2 5800s" so I assume you mean PC2-8500 (aka DDR2-1066). "gdd2 800" isn't right either. The "G" means it's graphics memory & you're missing the "R", so either you're asking about GDDR2-800 (on a video card?) or DDR2-800. I'll assume you mean DDR2-800.

If you pair up DDR2-1066 with DDR2-800, both will run at DDR2-800 speed (400MHz). Depending on your CPU/motherboard combo, 400MHz is either too slow, too fast or just right. We have no idea because you didn't bother to list your system specs.

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October 3, 2009 at 12:30:17
If you mean for the Asustek X58c notebook, in this case it doesn't matter if you mix those modules, assuming PC2 5800 was supposed to be PC2 5300 - they will all run at 667mhz ( the effective speed of the module itself) .

I looked up the ram listed for your model or X58 model series at several places - your notebook model doesn't benefit from anything faster than PC2 5300 - 667mhz - ram anyway.
Most places only list PC2 5300 - 667mhz - ram for your model or model series. Crucial lists PC2 6400 - 800mhz - modules that will work, but that can't run any faster than 667mhz on your notebook model.

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