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Well I know this has been ask a million times before but, here it goes... I want to upgrade to some non-value ram. And my mom needs more ram so i'm going to give her some of mine when I upgrade. So I figured I might as well get some. Heres what i'm looking at. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227219

Is this good ram, I dont know much about timings and all that, I might buy 2 kits and go with 4GB of ram.

If this is good ram, my mobo only supports PC3200, when I stick this in will my motherboard automatically down grade it to PC3200, or will I have to adjust this in my bios?
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More PC-#### means that you get more overclocking headroom. So even though it says the mobo supports PC-3200, yes, you can stick in PC-4000 or anything higher/lower than PC-#### (in this case, you're going higher. GOOD!!)

Timing just indicates how fast RAM works. As of now, there are not that many PC-4000 1GB RAM that have great timings. I have this RAM, and it's great. If you don't mind a tad difference in timings between the OCZ and the GeIL, then go for GeIL. A very good RAM for less price. You can save some bucks and have a great RAM.

EDIT: Now that I see that you have AMD (hehe.. missed the profile and the avatar... ), my limited knowledge tells me that RAM timing really does not matter in AMD setting? Because of that Hyper-Transport or something like that... I'm pretty positive that RAM timings dont' really matter. Also, I don't think PC-#### really matters, either, if you want to overclock higher. I'm not sure about this, so hopefully an AMD guru will answer this.
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If I buy 4x512mb of non-value ram (OCZ or GEIL) which will still stick me at 2GB of ram still, am I going to notice a difference in games/loading compared to this kingston value ram lol. And I dont think im gonna do any overclocking really...
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Sure thing. Larger RAM size will definitely help. From what I know, the real difference between non-value and value RAM is the overclockability.

However, it does help to have more RAM because it helps load applications faster, playing games is smoother (like BattleField 2), etc.
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So in other words, if im not going to overclock I should stick with my 2GB of kingston value PC3200. =)

Reason I wanted "faster" ram because this ram seems to be having loading problems. Like in fast paced games where things fly by you. GTA/GUN/racing games/etc. The textures sometime dont load and I have to stop and wait for them to load. I've had this ram for 5 years.
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I would sy that it doesn't help to have loads of cheap stuff. It's better to have soething of more value. Go with the OCZ or GeIL. It'll help. More bandwidth and non-value.

BTW, I think it's the dual-channel ability that doesn't matter in AMD set up. Especially with your FX-57. Again, I'm not sure about this, so hopefully a guru will answer it. Sorry for providing unsure facts, but thought it'd be good for you to know what's important and what's not in your set up, so you can make a wise decision.
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