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Hey everyone.

So i am looking to upgrade my ram past the 2GB mark.

I built my moms computer with a AM2 690g board, 4400+, and 2GB of DDR2 PC667. Now i want to swap my mobo/cpu/ram for hers and buy a 4GB kit to get up to 6GB. (and this 7100 card since my mobo doesnt have onboard)

So would the 667 and 800 mix well.. scale down to 667.. somewhere in the middle?

Input?
    
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You can mix the ram, but remember, the ram will all run @ 667, even though some of it is rated @ 800. Actually, it would be better to take out the 667 stuff and go only with the 800mhz ram in dual channel.
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Yeah, the 800 would run at 667, unless you are able to overclock the 667 to 800. Then you can run both at 800.
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Ok, thats what i figured.

I wont be able to overclock at all until i upgrade around christmas due to the budget board and CPU. I will fiddle with the memory speed and stuff to see what i can get.

Is that a good kit though?
    
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Originally Posted by Higgins View Post
Ok, thats what i figured.

I wont be able to overclock at all until i upgrade around christmas due to the budget board and CPU. I will fiddle with the memory speed and stuff to see what i can get.

Is that a good kit though?
Yeah, GSkill makes quality memory.
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Ok.

And would it make a difference in anything since it would be 2x1GB and 2x2GB giving each kit a separate channel?
    
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I would think so as long as the voltage is within range.
 
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Higgens, since your in the neighborhood... I'm in Roseville. PM me, I have a Gigabyte 7200 GS PCIe 16 that only saw about a month of use. I no longer need it and you can have it if you want.
    
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