Difference in RAM speed?! Anyone know?

umdjb

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Hey everyone,

Can anyone tell me if there is a noticeable difference between RAM that is at 533Mhz or 667Mhz? If I am doing simple applications such as web browsing, music listening, or picture viewing, or using MS Office does the lower RAM speed impact the performance at that level or is the higher RAM recommended for gamers?

Thanks
 

theheyes

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I gonna go out on a limb and say no you probably wouldnt notice much of a difference doing those sorts of tasks. There are other sideline factors involved though, such as how the RAM is configured.

Give some more details. :)
 

topgunn

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umdjb said:
Hey everyone,

Can anyone tell me if there is a noticeable difference between RAM that is at 533Mhz or 667Mhz? If I am doing simple applications such as web browsing, music listening, or picture viewing, or using MS Office does the lower RAM speed impact the performance at that level or is the higher RAM recommended for gamers?

Thanks
I am assuming you have an Intel Mac.

There are no Apple computers that are designed to accept 533MHz DDR2 RAM. Although it may run it, you will be operating outside the realm of Apple support. The cost difference between 667MHz and 553 MHz is so small there really is no reason not to go with RAM that is specified for your computer.
 

umdjb

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I am actually referring to a PC computer. I was configuring a DELL the other day and couldn't decide between 533 and 667.
 

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