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would it affect my overclock if I upgrade from 2x1gb of ram to 6?(2x1,2x2.)
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If you are bandwidth limited possiblely but you shouldn't have any issue with your CPU. You memory overclock might fall a bit if you get another DDR2 800 kit of less quality. Get a DDR2 1000 kit and you will be just fine.
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If you are bandwidth limited possiblely but you shouldn't have any issue with your CPU. You memory overclock might fall a bit if you get another DDR2 800 kit of less quality. Get a DDR2 1000 kit and you will be just fine.
My motherboard doesn't support 1000 though.(At least I don't think.) I was gonna get a similar G. Skill 800 Kit except it's 2x2.
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post #4 of 13
I only recommended 1000 because, if you have your RAM OCed, then 1000 would have no problem meeting that overclock. If you have your RAM at stock then get the cheapest thing with a heatsink you can.
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Well does my motherboard support it? I know that I can set the RAM lower...So even if it didn't support it I would still be able to set the RAM lower back to 800 right?
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post #6 of 13
Your motherboard probably doesnt explicitly support 1000mhz ram but it will set it to the same reference speed as the other ram you have installed and 1000 mhz ram will have a much easier time keeping up with you overclock than any 800mhz ram will just make sure your asus motherboard (thats the one your talking about right?) supports ram from whatever company you choose (it will have a list of compatible ram in your asus booklet)

In simpler terms say Asus supports Kingston ram of up to 800Mhz, if you get a stick of Kingston ram rated at 1000Mhz your motherboard will still accept it, but clock it to match the current reference speed of other ram in the same channel, the reason 1000mhz ram was reccomended was due to the fact that it will have an easier time keeping up with your overclock than any 800Mhz ram will.

so yes, your motherboard will lower it to 800Mhz god i talk (type) to much.
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you sure can all that runing on yoour motherboard, but i would not recomend having sticks of diferent sizes , if you do that yoou wont be able to run dual channel mode so yoou will end up runing slower then before with single channel speeds
    
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you sure can all that runing on yoour motherboard, but i would not recomend having sticks of diferent sizes , if you do that yoou wont be able to run dual channel mode so yoou will end up runing slower then before with single channel speeds
What if I have in two yellow slots*2x2*

Then in the two black slots, *2x1* both dual channel, doesn't that still enable dual channel?


Oh yeah and the motherboard is the one below(M2N-E). It currently has a 2x1 sticks of G. Skill 800 RAM.It's working rather nicely, but I was wanting at least 4, and 4 gigs of ram is only 10$ more than the 2x1 sticks.
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post #9 of 13
it depends on your motherboard, if it supports memory in interlinked mode then yeh go for it, if not the it will all work in single channel and you will loose speed,

i would not recoment even if youmobo suports it, using all 4 sticks on the same size is a lot better, if you overclock or plan to overclock hardcore, sell you current sticks and get 2x 4gb, having 2 sticks makes overclocking easier compared to 4 sticks
    
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it depends on your motherboard, if it supports memory in interlinked mode then yeh go for it, if not the it will all work in single channel and you will loose speed,

i would not recoment even if youmobo suports it, using all 4 sticks on the same size is a lot better, if you overclock or plan to overclock hardcore, sell you current sticks and get 2x 4gb, having 2 sticks makes overclocking easier compared to 4 sticks
So, having 2gb's of dual channel RAM is faster than 6gb's in dual channel?
(2x1 in black.)
(2x2 in yellow.)
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