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I currently have this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231087 ram installed in my computer, g.skill ddr2-800 2x1gb. My system is currently running at stock, 266mhz fsb, which if I understand correctly, means my ram is running at 2x266(533mhz).

I have some old ram from my previous computer thats ddr2-533(no idea what brand, samsung I think, 2x 512mb).

Would it degrade my system at all if I added this to my system? Would the timings need to be the same for it to run correctly?

And, is the ddr2 number, like 533, the maximum speed that ram could run at, like if I bumped my fsb to 300mhz, would it fry the ram, or harm my motherboard, or the ddr2-800 ram?
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your matched gskill sticks should be running dual channel. if u mix sticks, chances are you'll be in "virtual" dual channel which outright sucks.

stick with your new 2x1g, they're nice!!!!
    
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Go check your bios for memory deviders, you may be able to run your Ram at the 800mhz while keeping your CPU at the 266, or you could do the RIGHT thing and OC that cpu!
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your matched gskill sticks should be running dual channel. if u mix sticks, chances are you'll be in "virtual" dual channel which outright sucks.
it would be 'virtual' dual channel, even though both sets of ram are dual channel?

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Go check your bios for memory deviders, you may be able to run your Ram at the 800mhz while keeping your CPU at the 266, or you could do the RIGHT thing and OC that cpu!
I did actually oc the cpu to 3ghz, but I honestly didnt notice that much of a difference to be worth running the system hotter. My Pi speeds were only a few seconds quicker, 3dmark05/06 was about 5% higher, overall system performance and in games, I didnt even notice a difference...fps in cs:s seemed to go down alittle actually. I dunno, maybe i'll give it another try
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Why are you running an E6600 at stock speeds?

If I were you, I'd use a minimum of 334fsb overclocking on a 4:5 ratio but running stock?
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I think he already answered that.
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yeah..i bumped the fsb up again last night to 333mhz, and again saw hardly any gain in performance. The system ran warmer, but thats about all that went up. How much of a increase should I even be expecting to see going from the e6600 at 2.4ghz vs 3ghz?
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