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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by LTB-P5WD2, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. LTB-P5WD2 New Member

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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)
    BenQ DVD+RW
    Asus CDRW-DVD
    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. I do not overclock much since my case can't handle the heat in the summer.

    I have been looking at
    Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400 2GB Kit DDR2-800 XMS2-6400 Xtreme Performance Memory

    and

    Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4 2GB Kit DDR2-800 XMS2-6400 Xtreme Performance Memory Retail

    and

    Corsair TWIN2X2048-5400C4 2GB DDR2-675 XMS2-5400 Xtreme Performance Memory w/Black Heat Spreader

    I have narrowed my chice down to one of these three.the 6400 and the 5400c4 are about the same price. The 6400C4 is about $100 more. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!!
     
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  2. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Does that board support DDR2-800? By that I mean can you set it to that speed by the BIOS?
     
  3. LTB-P5WD2 New Member

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    yes the board supports DDR2-800. the 6400C4 is the most popular on the Corsair site, but I don't realy overclock so I don't know that I need that ram
     

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