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Im adding sum ram to the specs i have in my sig.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

I heard that my ram will run at 333mhz... Also would this help my system alot?
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I really would use more money on value select save up for some nice geil or something high end
    
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post #3 of 27
Most likely your MB will default to 333 w/4x modules.
The only 2 MB I believe wont be effected are the Asus 32 series and the DIF Experts.
    
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To be quite honest, I would never buy those sticks. They will not help you out much more than generic ram. I would save your money until you can scrape up $100 + for a nice gig.
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but i already have 2 sticks of value selects installed
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post #6 of 27
Ive had those sticks since my first build and ive never had any problems with them. Obvioulsy they are not going to overclock well at all. I think I could only get mine up to 210 or something around there. But they are good if your not planning on pushing them.
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post #7 of 27
I don't know what your budget is.. but personally, I would pull the existing RAM and try to sell it. Then, I would buy two 1GB sticks of quality RAM (roughly twice the cost of the RAM you have now, but more than worth it).

Some options might be:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231047
(latency 2.5 and currently a good deal)

or, the already famous one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021

I know these are much more expensive than you have in mind. But the deals are quite good now. If lucky, you can get some money for your old RAM.

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post #8 of 27
Honestly, go for it. If you don't overclock your ram, and don't care about the tightest timings there is no reason not to get it. Its cheap, reliable, basic ram that will increase the performance of your PC without breaking the bank.

On another note, I'm thinking about getting some of that G.Skill PC4000 stuff so I can run a 1:1 divider
    
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post #9 of 27
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I've had my ram at 225 for a while... So if I get this ram will this improve my loading speeds...
i might get ozc ram for my next build.. This is my first one so im not really trying to making it an overkill.
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post #10 of 27
Yes, your PC will have access to more memory. After all, RAM stands for - Random Acess Memory. So essentially, the more the better. However, using all 4 slots on your mother board might set your speed down to PC2700 (333mhz), but it shouldn't make too much of a difference.
    
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