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hey guys i have a 2 gb ddr2-667 ram in my pc
i just want to ask if i add another 2 gb ddr2-800 ram is the performance worth it? or i will just buy two 2 gb ddr-800 in my pc so that i can see noticeable perfomance?

i need your advice guys
tnx in advance
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If you add a 800mhz stick while having a 667mhz, the new stick will downclock to 667mhz as well since they have to run at the same speed and you will not see any upgrade from the speed.
For it to be worth it you should replace the 667mhz stick with another 800mhz then they will run @ 800mhz.

And good luck finding 800mhz sticks cheap, they are vintage now and are more expensive than ddr3
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Originally Posted by Ivan TSI View Post
If you add a 800mhz stick while having a 667mhz, the new stick will downclock to 667mhz as well since they have to run at the same speed and you will not see any upgrade from the speed.
For it to be worth it you should replace the 667mhz stick with another 800mhz then they will run @ 800mhz.

And good luck finding 800mhz sticks cheap, they are vintage now and are more expensive than ddr3
shud i go for two 2 gb ddr2-800 for noticeable speed?
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Originally Posted by Ivan TSI View Post
If you add a 800mhz stick while having a 667mhz, the new stick will downclock to 667mhz as well since they have to run at the same speed and you will not see any upgrade from the speed.
For it to be worth it you should replace the 667mhz stick with another 800mhz then they will run @ 800mhz.

And good luck finding 800mhz sticks cheap, they are vintage now and are more expensive than ddr3
yah youre right its more expensive than ddr3...why is dat so?
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You wont notice much of a difference between the two, if any at all really. Wouldn't hurt to go with 800mhz I guess...either way you'll be paying a premium for DDR2...it's literally twice the price of DDR3 now. See if you can find some used on ebay or even here on the OCN forum.

First you should check to see if your motherboard supports 2GB sticks. Some of the older DDR2 motherboards only support max 1GB per slot. If it supports 2GB sticks then yes, go with 2x2GB sticks.

edit: It's more expensive because its not really being made anymore. It's basically "dead", so you're paying a premium to buy it new...I guess its a way for companies to force people to upgrade, no idea.
    
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You wont notice much of a difference between the two, if any at all really. Wouldn't hurt to go with 800mhz I guess...either way you'll be paying a premium for DDR2...it's literally twice the price of DDR3 now. See if you can find some used on ebay or even here on the OCN forum.

First you should check to see if your motherboard supports 2GB sticks. Some of the older DDR2 motherboards only support max 1GB per slot. If it supports 2GB sticks then yes, go with 2x2GB sticks.

edit: It's more expensive because its not really being made anymore. It's basically "dead", so you're paying a premium to buy it new...I guess its a way for companies to force people to upgrade, no idea.
tnx for the reply dude yah i have 2 slots in memory and 2 gb max per slot... kinda feel a little bit disappointed about the price i really want to upgrade so that i will have more frame rates than usual in gaming. i can actually afford to buy 2 2gb ddr3 but my motherboard wont support it... i tend to plan many things like shud i w8 to become a professional and then buy my dream pc or small upgrades in my low end gaming pc..
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