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    I have a question about uprading my desktop. I want to add more RAM. I currently have 2GB DDR2 at 667mhz.
    I have space for 2 more sticks.

    Would it be better to get 2 sticks of RAM as I have heard DDR2 works alot better in pairs, as my moneys are limited.
    And also, should they be the same speed i.e 667mhz (the RAM I have at the moment) or would it be possible to get maybe 800mhz instead?

    Sorry if its a complicated question, i'd really appreciate your advice!

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    Regarding RAM speed, you have to check to see if you motherboard supports higher speed.
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    (Original post by JammyRaven)
    I have a question about uprading my desktop. I want to add more RAM. I currently have 2GB DDR2 at 667mhz.
    I have space for 2 more sticks.

    Would it be better to get 2 sticks of RAM as I have heard DDR2 works alot better in pairs, as my moneys are limited.
    And also, should they be the same speed i.e 667mhz (the RAM I have at the moment) or would it be possible to get maybe 800mhz instead?

    Sorry if its a complicated question, i'd really appreciate your advice!

    J x
    if you mix and match 667 and 800mhz then all memory will run at the speed of the slowest, so unless you are looking to completely replace the 667, 800mhz isnt worth it.
    and yes ddr2 does work best it pairs of 2 but the performance gain is pretty marginal, so dont worry too much about it.
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    (Original post by Dhanoo)
    Regarding RAM speed, you have to check to see if you motherboard supports higher speed.
    No you don't. If your motherboard doesn't support it the ram will run slower, simples.

    OP, unless you know the latencies of your 667Mhz ram it might be safer to err on the side of caution and go for higher speed DDR2, since the new 667Mhz ram you buy might have higher latency specifications, and would be forced to run outside of specifications and cause corruption.
 
 
 
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