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Ddr2 Ram Pc-5300 Dual Channel 667mhz Question

By nateatthebeach
Sep 6, 2005
  1. dont know the motherboard yet as i will not be getting the pc in the mail until friday, however my question is about Dual-Channel DDR2 RAM

    my mobo will have 4 DIMMS capable of 1GB each for a total of 4GB
    it will be stock with 2 512MB DUAL CHANNEL DDR2 PC5300 667MHZ sticks
    can i add 2 more aftermarket 512MB DUAL CHANNEL DDR2 PC5300 667MHZ sticks and maintain DUAL CHANNEL performance, for a total of 2GB instead of 1GB?

    if so do they have to be the same latency, if so how will i determine latency as this is a DELL XPS GEN 5 pre-assembled?

    or would i be better off removing the 2 512MB original sticks, selling them on ebay, and putting 2 sets of brand new CORSAIR Memory 2 x 512 MB PC2-5300 DDR2 RAM DUAL CHANNEL MATCHED PAIRS???


    DELL XPS GEN 5 (SEP 2005)
    Pentium D830 (3.0GHZ),DCT
    1GB DDR2 SDRAM AT 667MHZ-2X512MB
    WIRELESS KYBD/ MOUSE
    20 IN WIDESCREEN ULTRASHARP LCD
    256MB PCIE X16 ATI RADEON X850 XT
    RAID 0 W/ 2X250GB HARD DRIVES(STRIPE)
    WIN XP PRO,SP2
    48X CD-RW/ 16X DVD+/-RW
     
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