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    Question What memory for my new X2 3800+ ?

    I have 1GB of DDR2-667 already - is that good enough, or should I install DDR2-800 to take full advantage of this CPU ?
    What performance difference would there be ? Can anyone point me to some articles on DDR2 memory performance for AM2 chips ?

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    That's good enough The memory doesn't really matter on AM2 chips afaik.

    edit: oops, I take that back. Seems to scale a little bit - though not enough in real terms IMO to worry about:
    http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2800

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    I'd spend the money on a matching stick of 667, the performance of 2gig will be better than one gig of faster memory.

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    Thanks kalniel.
    chuckskull - my 1GB is infact 2 x 512MB

    Hmm, so it does look like it scales quite well actually.....think I might buy some DDR2-800 then....

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