Memory modules

  Terry Brown 08 Apr 12
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Currently I have 3 x 1gb memory modules (DDR2 240 pin) 1 at 667 and 2 at 533 If I change them to 2 x 2gb modules running at 800 mhz, will it make enough difference to worry about.

Motherboard Winfast 61502ma

Thanks

Terry

  Terry Brown 08 Apr 12

Just run the Crucial scanner, and It appears that I can only put 1 gb in each slot (4 slots)

Terry

  KRONOS the First 08 Apr 12

What motherboard have you?

  KRONOS the First 08 Apr 12

OOps, sorry just noticed it's a Winfast Foxconn 61502MA and I can find nothing about it.

  northumbria61 08 Apr 12

Chronus - could this be the nearest? Chipset is 6150 RAM 1 x 4gb modules.

enter link description here

  KRONOS the First 08 Apr 12

northumbria61

Well done, that looks near enough.

  northumbria61 09 Apr 12

Terry - I don't know if that link above helps you any - it isn't the correct board but one with a similar chipset (6150 series) As you are already aware you can only put 1GB in each of the 4 slots as it appears your board can only support a total of 4GB. Shop around for RAM prices - your best bet would probably be to go for 4 x 667

Run SIW to obtain the correct details - ie: memory type, memory speed, supported speed, memory timings, correct voltage in addition to what the Crucial scanner tells you.

  northumbria61 09 Apr 12

Terry - I am assuming your RAM is PC2-5300 667MHz - older RAM doesn't come any cheap these days - there are 1GB modules here enter link description here or another option would be E-bay but having had a quick look on there it doesn't appear to be any cheaper. If you would like me to look around for you I am willing to do so.

  Terry Brown 10 Apr 12

I have 3 x 1 gb memory modules 1 at 677 and 2 at 533, so the working speed (I assume ) is 533mhz.

I can get 800mhz modules from Crucical, what I was asking is 'Would it be worth paying out for new faster modules and what difference (if any) would it make?'

Terry

  KRONOS the First 11 Apr 12
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To be honest,very little. I doubt if you would notice any difference in performance.

  northumbria61 11 Apr 12

Terry - I agree with Chronus with regards to noticeable difference - but if you decide to upgrade then go for 4 x 1GB (all 667 or 800) If you go for 667 then you will just have to purchase 3. At the moment, as you rightly say your working speed is 533MHz

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