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Old 08-16-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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Afternoon!

I'm hoping you can help me a little here.

So I have currently:

4GB (2x2GB) of DDR3-1333 PC3-10600

and a want to upgrade to either:

8GB (2x4GB) of DDR3-1066 PC3-8500 latency: 7

or

8GB (2x4GB) of DDR3-1333 PC3-10600 latency: 9

Question is which should i go for?!

Theyre the same price (from crucial.com) but PC3-8500 is lower latency (7) and 10600 is faster speed (1333)

Whadda you reckon?!

Thanks!
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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What sorta mobo do ya have??
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:25 PM   #3
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It's a Dell Studio 1747 with:

Mobo - Dell Model 0J509P
Dell BIOS

CPU - Intel Core i7 720QM

GFX - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560V

Thanks very much for your response!
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:49 AM   #4
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That's a really good pc you got there

Emm from what I can see they look the same:/ but maybe go onto dell and look at your pc's upgrade options to be sure
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:42 AM   #5
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You arent going to be able to tell much a difference between the 2 sticks if I'm being honest. The only difference really is the second stick you put up has a higher stock speed.

If you intend to overclock your RAM, you will get a bit more from the RAM, with the higher clock speed, but if you dont - you wont really see any difference between the two.
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@amanikshot - I've done what you've suggested and it seems dell offer the 8GB of PC3-10600 as an upgrade and since i currently have 4GB of PC3-10600 i think i'll go with that! Good idea! Thanks!

@Luke_Uk_Baggy - Thanks! At least i now know it doesnt really matter so as i said above ill go with 8GB of PC3-10600 from crucial.com

Thanks for your help guys!

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Old 08-18-2011, 03:57 AM   #7
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No problem

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Old 08-18-2011, 01:56 PM   #8
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Ah I added you as a friend 'cause i didn't know how to give reputation, now I see it says it right there in front of my eyes! I've done it now! Cheers Again!
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