Help Choosing RAM...

By damienb
Jan 25, 2007
  1. Hi all,

    Thanks for all your help and advise so far. I have now made all my chioces and have purchased everything except for the RAM. The PC isn't completely built yet as not everything has arrived. Here is my PC spec:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 CPU
    Giga-Byte GA-965P-DS3 Mobo
    XFX GeForce 7900GT Graphics Card
    Seagate 500GB SATA Hard Disk
    Sony MPF920-Z Floppy Drive
    LiteOn SH16A7S SATA DVD Writer
    Akasa Cool blue CPU Fansink
    X-Power 700W PSU
    Aspire X-Discovery Black ATX Case
    2x 80mm Blue Case Fans
    Belkin MIMO N1 Wireless PCI Card
    Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (Retail)
    IBM Keyboard
    Microsoft Mouse
    IBM ThinkVision 17" LCD Monitor

    As you can see, the RAM is the only thing missing. I think I'm going to purchase it from Crucial. When I bring up the list of compatible RAM for my mobo, there is quite a lot! I was decided on a 2GB kit (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-8000for £283 but Crucial are also recommending a 2GB kit for £163 which is DDR2 PC2-4200.

    My mobo is compatible with 4200, 5300, 6400 and 8000.

    My question is, am I going to actually notice the difference is RAM speed? What RAM speed would you guys recommend??

  2. Zippster

    Zippster TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Your motherboard supports DDR2 800/667/533 ram. I'd say that you went for the DDR2 PC2-8000 or if not then the DDR2 PC2-6400 for a Vista System.
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Zippster has a good suggestion. Be aware that you can often by Crucial memory more cheaply at or
    If you are into gaming in a big way, it is good to get your memory in matched pairs.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

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