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I might have to consider doing something similar, I have a pretty large amount of cards lying around at the moment.

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I'm selling my current machine, X3220, Xigmatek s1283 heatsink, GTX285, 8GB DDR2 (4x2GB modules).

 

 

Also maybe the motherboard and PSU but they'll be as is.

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Probably not. The 1066 stuff tends to be 5-5-5-15 whereas the 800 modules tend to be 4-4-4-12. You'd have to overclock your 800 and increase the latencies and slightly underclock the 1066 to get it to run properly, and you still might have issues. I ran 2x1 of 4-4-4-12 800 and 2x2 of 5-5-5-15 1066 and it didn't work too well so I just went with the 2x2 on its own after getting frustrated. 

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i kinda figured...just didn't want to spend $60 (as surely it's better to run 8GB slower than 4GB slightly faster) when $30 would do.  :whistling:

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Do you think 2 of those DDR2-800 modules will play nice with the 4GB in my sig HTPC?

They'll run slower but they'll run just fine.

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Do you think 2 of those DDR2-800 modules will play nice with the 4GB in my sig HTPC?

They'll run slower but they'll run just fine.

 

 

Do you think he'd be able to pull 4-4-4-12 at 800 if they're 5-5-5-15 at 1066 stock? 

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Do you think 2 of those DDR2-800 modules will play nice with the 4GB in my sig HTPC?

They'll run slower but they'll run just fine.

 

 

Do you think he'd be able to pull 4-4-4-12 at 800 if they're 5-5-5-15 at 1066 stock? 

 

I've done it, even if he doesn't, the capacity gain would be much more beneficial than the speed "loss"

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Do you think 2 of those DDR2-800 modules will play nice with the 4GB in my sig HTPC?

They'll run slower but they'll run just fine.

Do you think he'd be able to pull 4-4-4-12 at 800 if they're 5-5-5-15 at 1066 stock?

Probably, but if not, do you think the timings matter much versus having twice as much RAM?

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Do you think 2 of those DDR2-800 modules will play nice with the 4GB in my sig HTPC?

They'll run slower but they'll run just fine.

Do you think he'd be able to pull 4-4-4-12 at 800 if they're 5-5-5-15 at 1066 stock?
Probably, but if not, do you think the timings matter much versus having twice as much RAM?
I'd say that depends. Back when I had 4 gigs I never really had an issue with ram to justify spending $20 and getting more, and that's when ddr2 was dirt cheap. Today with all the new software, I'd say capacity might matter more in that situation. Edited by Onion

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