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Asus P5K-E memory upgrading


Moog1337

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Hi,

 

first time posting here,

 

im trying to find out what the best option would be as far as upgrading my memory on my system.

 

i'm currently running an Asus P5k-E mobo with a TWIN2X2048-6400C5DHX 2gb kit and CORE 2 DUO E6750 2.66G (1333Mhz)

 

I'm contemplating buying an additional 4gb of ram.

 

After doing some reading, it seems that it wouldnt be a good idea to combine a 4gb kit with my old 2gb kit? Would that really hurt performance and stability?

 

so if that's the case, i guess i would be better off going for a pc8500 kit instead of pc6400 since i plan to do some overclocking.

 

So i'm looking at the

 

Corsair CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 4 GB Dominator PC2-8500 1066Mhz 240-pin Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit

 

and

 

Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-8500C5C 4 GB PC2-8500 1066mhz 240-pin DDR2 Dual Channel Desktop Memory

 

as seen in these 2 links

 

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CMD4GX2M2A1066C5-Dominator-PC2-8500-1066Mhz/dp/B002JIMVU8/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1251350419&sr=8-22

 

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-TWIN2X4096-8500C5C-PC2-8500-1066mhz-240-pin/dp/B002CHIFEC/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1251350742&sr=8-5

 

Would i feel a significant benefit with the dominator series and is it worth upgrading to a higher speed?

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so was i correct in saying that using my old ram in conjunction with the new one would slow it down?

 

so im practically limited to 4 gigs of ram?

 

Most likely, you will not be able to OC as well with 4 modules as you will with 2. But, the only way to know for sure is to install and test as it can vary across individual systems.

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