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Good ol ram question

By Surkitz
Nov 13, 2006
  1. i currently run 2 sticks of 256 mb ddr 400 pc 3200 in my system. i know, 512?! sucks. anyways, time for a boost. my question is, since my system has been out ive seen ddr2 533/600/800 etc. im sure i cant run the latter of the afformentioned, but is it possible for me to run anything higher than ddr400 in my system? I have a gigabyte 8IPE 1000pro-G mobo. i went to crucials website and put my mobo in and it listed that i can actually have something higher than ddr400 pc3200 in my system. it only listed a few choices but im just wondering if it was detrimental to running ram outside your mobo's specs. would i be getting the benefits of running say corsair ddr2 533 pc 4800 or whatever the next step is up from pc3200?
     
  2. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    You wouldn't be able to run ddr2 on that mobo, and i am pretty sure that ddr stops at 3200, so that would be your only option. I think a better idea would be to get another 512 or gig of ram.
     
  3. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    I agree with Twite!!!!

    Also i have found the crucial database to be accurate!! I have tested it with many different mobo's and the info it gave matched what was in the manuals!!!!
     
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