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DDR2 RAM - 12-16GB DDR2 800 (PC2-6400) or 1066 MHz ( PC2-8500 )

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Hi all,

I have a bit of a dilemma. I want to upgrade from 8GB memory to either 12 or 16GB. Ideally I wanted 4x4Gb of 1066 MHz Corsair Dominator memory but they don't seem to make a single module above 2Gb.

So I was looking around and saw that you can get 4Gb modules in DDR2, but they are PC2-6400.

Should I go for it and get 4x4Gb PC2-6400 modules making 16GB, or should I just stick with the faster 8Gb of 1066 Mhz Corsair memory that I have at the moment?

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If you really max out your current 8Gb then volume increase will outweigh the frequency drop.
However, 4Gb DDR2 modules are rather expensive, so I would recommend at least considering switching the board or the whole platform to something DDR3-based altogether.
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If you really max out your current 8Gb then volume increase will outweigh the frequency drop.
However, 4Gb DDR2 modules are rather expensive, so I would recommend at least considering switching the board or the whole platform to something DDR3-based altogether.
Agreed. You will likely spend less money going for a P45 board with DDR3 and 16gb of DDR3 that you would for just the 16gb of DDR2.
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If you really max out your current 8Gb then volume increase will outweigh the frequency drop.
However, 4Gb DDR2 modules are rather expensive, so I would recommend at least considering switching the board or the whole platform to something DDR3-based altogether.

Yes I've soon realised that getting together that amount of DDR2 memory isn't worth it.

I think I am going to first get a SATA III SSD and run it on my SATA II socket and go from there. At least I then have a SSD that will work on a new motherboard (at SATA III 6GB/s speeds) if I finally upgrade.
    
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What is the reasoning for wanting so much ram?
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