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RAM Help

by yarg449 / February 14, 2010 6:18 AM PST

I have like a 4 year old computer, it originally came with two sticks of ddr2 ram each 256 mbytes and each 266mhz. i have bought new ram over the years and now i still have those two plugged in along with a stick with 1024 mbytes at 333mhz, and another stick of 2048 mbytes at 400mhz. I was wondering if it would be faster to take out the two original sticks, i would lose 500 mbytes of ram, but it would only go up to the 333mhz, Is it worth it? will it be faster to leave them in or take them out? (I have the dell dimension e510)

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i suggest you remove them
by ramarc / February 14, 2010 6:23 AM PST
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3GB is plenty and running at 333mhz will give you a bit faster performance most of the time.

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new comp
by yarg449 / February 14, 2010 6:28 AM PST
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oh and btw i am upgrading my computer i am getting my brother's old msi dka790gx platinum motherboard with an amd quad core(don't know the specifics) and i am getting a new graphics card http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-457.shtml and a new 700w power supply. i will be mainly playing games. So i don't know if that changes things or not.

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New Motherboard and other stuff
by Elljl / February 15, 2010 11:08 AM PST
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This motherboard may change things...

How old is this motherboard? Because when I looked it up on the MSI website, it said that the motherboard supports DDR3 memory. I don't know how old your board is, so it may support the DDR2. But make sure to check your compatibility. And your computer, being 4 years old, may have Hard Drive(s) that have the IDE interface. If you have more than one, you may need a different cable to connect them to the motherboard. Again, I don't know how old the mobo is so it may support multiple. Just be sure to check all the compatibility.

Good luck with the upgrade!

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new mothboard
by yarg449 / February 16, 2010 7:46 AM PST

its about a year and a half old, still does ddr2, and it only has one ide cable slot, but i am currently using a sata drive that came with the comp, it's only 60gb, but i also have a 400gb drive that is ide.

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by Elljl / February 17, 2010 6:48 AM PST
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Then it sounds like you have a decent setup.

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