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RAM comparison for asus p5q se/r mobo

Hey ben, I was hoping you could help me out with this one: what's the diff between say, 4gb of 667 or 800Mhz ram and 2gb of 1066 or 1200? Is less Ram at high speed a better option? I guess it goes without saying that 4gb at 1200Mhz would be ideal, but I dont think I can afford that.

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Hi,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

Interesting choice which would seem to boil down to quantity over quality. Personally, I would rather go for quality, that is the highest motherboard acceptable/allowable speed of the memory. Even if the memory is only 2Gb and you can run it at max speed (with latency 2) it should dramatically improve performance. Additionally, the 2Gb (low compared to 4) could be compensated with an efficient memory management of the OS (hopefully XP and not Vista). Memory usage/management could be tweaked at the registry, msconfig, Startup and general ways of how the PC is used.

It would be appreciated for a postback/update if and when you have installed your choice of memory and hopefully, I can be of further assistance with a few tips on Memory usage/management; tweaking.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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