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ASus P5WD2 Premium Ram upgrade?


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I have the Asus P5WD2 Premium and am runing Corsair VS1GBKIT667D2 1GB Kit DDR2-667 PC2-5300 Value Select on it and I want to upgrade my Ram. Here is my system build:


P5WD2 Premium

Pentium D830-Zalman CNPS9500 LED CPU Cooler

Powercolor Radeon X800GT

Corsair VS1GBKIT667D2 1GB Kit DDR2-667 2X512

Maxtor DiamondMax 250GB SerialATA 7200rpm w/16m Buffer (Media storage)



Lian-Li PC6070 Plus Case-Stock fans

Antec NeoPower 480

Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6V300F0 300GB Serial ATA (3.0Gb/s) 7200RPM Hard Drive w/16MB Buffer (OS XP Media Center))

Samsung 215tw 21" widescreen monitor, Win-TV PVR500


I would like to add more memory to it. I had no clue what I was doing when I built this system and I used the least expensive Ram at the time. I would like to increase the amount of ram and I don't know if I should get another gig of the same or should I get 2 gigs of a different type? If I get a better ram do I need to remove the old? What is a good amount of Ram to run with this mobo? I mostly use my PC for multimedia and surfing. I record alot of TV and I stream video to a media center extender. I want good stable performace without spending a fortune.

Also, what is ECC/Parity? Sandra 2007 says I should use Ram that has this.

Thanks for your help.

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There are a lot of options available. What would be the difference between a Value Select that I have and TWIN2X2048-6400C4? Do I need the TWIN2X2048-6400C4 or would TWIN2X20485400C4 be OK? Is the TWIN2X2048-6400C4 worth the extra $70? My system has been running Corsair VS1GBKIT667D2 1GB Kit DDR2-667 PC2-5300 Value Select Memory for almost a year with no problems that I know of but when I tried 3DMark my scores where low. I could only get about 8FPS in the first video test. All video test where choppy. Will new Ram help?
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