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adding new memory??????

By nateatthebeach
Sep 10, 2005
  1. i have a dell xps gen 5 with motherboard OGCO68

    cipset Intel i955X
    with a intel pentium D 830 3.0Ghz

    current memory
    2x512MB PC5300 DDR2-SDRAM 667Mhz with CL 5-5-5 running Dual Channel

    which would be smarter and run better

    adding

    $200 (Kingston)
    2x512MB PC5300 DDR2-SDRAM 667Mhz with CL 5-5-5 running Dual Channel
    or
    $310 (Kingston)
    2x1GB PC5300 DDR2-SDRAM 667Mhz with CL 5-5-5 running Dual Channel
     
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    It all depends on what you use your computer for really.

    If you just have basic needs 2x512 is all you need. Even for gaming, there is not much of a noticable difference in going from 1 gig to 2 gigs. That money is best spent elsewhere.
     
  3. nateatthebeach

    nateatthebeach TS Rookie Topic Starter

    gaming is a must indeed, i have CS:Source along with HL2 on it now, as well as the FEAR demo, and cant wait for FEAR this november

    money isnt really an object here as the memory is a gift from the parentals

    my real question is how will the mobo react due to the fact that 2 chips are 512MB and 2 chips are 1GB

    as long as i put them in pairs will it work fine?
     
  4. Eleventeen

    Eleventeen TS Rookie Posts: 55

    Yes it should work fine. I have 2 x 512 and 2 x 256 and it works great.
     
  5. What can I order for Christmas?
     
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