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currently running ddr2-6400 800 mhz. can i run take out this ram and run lower speed say ddr2-5300 667mhz? motherboard is http://www.computerpartsreview.com/asus-p5n-d.html Read More
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banned6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
currently running ddr2-6400 800 mhz.

can i run take out this ram and run lower speed say ddr2-5300 667mhz?

motherboard is http://www.computerpartsreview.com/asus-p5n-d.html
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banned6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#1
yup you can! but there may be an impact on the performance (depending on your CPU)
banned#2
pvp26
yup you can! but there may be an impact on the performance (depending on your CPU)

impact as how? only running a dual core 2.2 which will be OC soon to 2.8ghz
#3
It will in theory take longer for the pc to access the RAM, Hence slight reduction in speed.

Not sure how much.
#4
It should only make a tiny difference
banned#5
thanks all
#6
you selling the 6400 ram? if so how much
banned#7
hutchir9
you selling the 6400 ram? if so how much

£15-£20. wont be selling untill i get replacement.

if your interested in it il hold it for you, unless you have any trades.
#8
shauneco
It will in theory take longer for the pc to access the RAM, Hence slight reduction in speed.

Not sure how much.


Actually, it probably won't take longer to access it, since lower memory frequencies tend to accompany lower latencies. So, the 400MHz stuff probably has a CAS latency of 7, while the 333 has a latency of 6, or thereabouts. The only difference is likely to be in how fast the data is transferred.

Although, to be less pedantic and more just nerdy, RAM performance is a pesky ****. I've been messing around with my laptop recently, and have found that variations of modules bare remarkably little effect on performance, with a 2GB + 512MB module from different companies and of different speeds offering the best performance, by a margin of about 2% above a single module of 2GB or 2x512MB. Turns out, RAM is pretty much the most unexciting aspect of a computer, and whatever you do with it, it means ****-all for performance.
banned#9
thnx dxx
#10
how much ram do you have and how many sticks. definately interested
banned#11
hutchir9
how much ram do you have and how many sticks. definately interested

only have 1 x 2gb stick Geil gaming ram. perfect condition scores good on WIE.

any more info?
#12
HybridTheory
hutchir9
how much ram do you have and how many sticks. definately interested
only have 1 x 2gb stick Geil gaming ram. perfect condition scores good on WIE.any more info?
Interested mate let me know and if i haven't got any by the time you are selling i will buy it from you. Thnaks Mark
banned#13
hutchir9
HybridTheory
hutchir9
how much ram do you have and how many sticks. definately interested
only have 1 x 2gb stick Geil gaming ram. perfect condition scores good on WIE.any more info?
Interested mate let me know and if i haven't got any by the time you are selling i will buy it from you. Thnaks Mark

no problems mark. il keep you posted.
banned#14
dcx_badass
dxx
and whatever you do with it, it means ****-all for performance.
Unless you are overclocking. Anyway OP why are you doing this, you'll lose money and be downgrading.

struggling to find another 2 gb stick to add in ( thats cheapish anyways ) and finding it hard to find good price pc2-6400

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