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Asus P5K and Corsair Dominator 8500C5D


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Sorry to start a new thread on this, but the old one seems to have been forgotten.:):


I have just bought the Asus P5K Premium WiFi and want to get the best RAM possible (I do professional video editing and compositing, so I need as much speed power as I can get). Btw, I use Win XP 32 bit.


According to the Corsair mem configurator these are my option:


Enthusiast TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX

Overclocker TWIN2X2048-8500C5D


The 8500 is 1066 and according to Ausus this MOBO supports 1066, although they don't say for how much RAM. Now, if I get 3GB (leaving one slot free) of the 8500, is the MOBO going to recognise 3GB with 1066 speed? If not, is it worth getting 3GB of the 6400 series, or 2GB of 8500?


Thanks in advance, and sorry if this sound obvious but my RAM knowledge is very limited:o:

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  • 3 weeks later...

Thanks for the response. Which possibility would be the fastest for WinXP 32bit: 2GB@1066 (Twin2x2048-8500C5D) or 4GB@800 (Twin2x4096-6400C5DHX).


If I get the 2GB@1066 can I put 2 modules of 512MB to make it 3GB? Do they have to be 1066, too?


Thanks a lot.

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