Upgrading ram advice please

December 21, 2009 at 12:14:23
Specs: Windows 7, intel quad 16600 @2.40 and 2 gig ram
Hello, I built my Pc in the summer of 2007...its still pretty fast and plays most modern games on full, especially racing games which is what im about.

The geforce 8800gts and q6600 2.40 (not overclocked cause my P5ne SLI mobo is rubbish and ill break it!) are going strong but my 2 gig of ram is letting me down thesedays. So a simple upgrade would be another 2 gig yes?

My question is this, this is my original ram http://uk.shopping.com/xPO-OCZ-MEM-...

PC2-6400 DDR2 RAM 800mhz, i wanted to get another set exactly the same but they dont seem to make this anymore. What ram can i put in? as long as its DDR2 @ 800mhz will i be ok?

Any recodmendations? I wouldnt like to spend anymore than £50, but its for high performance gaming so it must be of quality.

Thank you in advance, Jonathan


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#1
December 21, 2009 at 12:18:12
http://www.crucial.com/

run their online scanner and choose what you need...

Google is your friend

www.google.com


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#2
December 21, 2009 at 12:26:28
Start by going to the Asus site and downloading the Qualified vendors list. Anything on that list should work well.


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#3
December 21, 2009 at 15:41:09
Your board is not rubbish, it's probably just that you don't know how to overclock. DDR2-800 is the wrong RAM to run with a 1066MHz FSB CPU. For best performance, you should be underclocking it to 533MHz to match the CPU.

"I wouldnt like to spend anymore than £50, but its for high performance gaming so it must be of quality"

If you're concerned about matching the RAM, why don't you sell what you have & buy 4GB (2 x 2GB)?

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications...


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December 21, 2009 at 16:35:57
Ok i rephrase, i dont know enough about OC to do it and not worry im breaking something!! Plus when ive google'd my board and my CPU ppl have set its not such a good combo, so ive stuck with 2.40mhz, which is a shame cause i know my cpu is capable of more being a q6600.

Ok RAM, i dont mind if it doesnt match (tho the chrome look looks good thru the side window) so i dont need to sell mine, ill just settle for another 2gb.

would this be suitable please?:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/OCZ-Revision-...

It looks exactlly the same as mine except the code is 'OCZ2P800R22GK' and mine is 'OCZ2P800LP2GK' So R22 vs LP2 - would this be ok? its on a good price so im tempted, it would make a world of differance to the overall speed.

Thanks in advance (again!). Jon


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#5
December 21, 2009 at 16:41:33
Are you running the current RAM in dual channel mode?

Also, try setting the RAM at 533 as jam suggests. Then you could tighten the other RAM settings. Try a little at a time.

This is not overclocking. You would be running the RAM in sync with your processor.


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#6
December 21, 2009 at 16:48:48
This is what Asus says will work with your board. http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb...

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#7
December 21, 2009 at 17:35:48
The RAM I linked to is true DDR2-800 that conforms to the JEDEC standard. Notice that it's default voltage is 1.8v & it requires no heatsinks.

Your OCZ RAM is spec'd for 2.2v, not because it's high performance RAM, but because it's not true DDR2-800. And it has pretty chrome heatsinks because the chips run hot due to being overvolted.


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