View Full Version : Pump up the memory

07-12-2011, 07:29 PM
Anyone run 8GB DDR2-1066 on Asus P5K-E?

07-12-2011, 07:50 PM

Answer is no :)

07-12-2011, 08:19 PM
Is that no to 1066 or no to 8GB?
Iv'e had a look on several memory advisors, but didn't get a firm answer.
Specs on the board are a bit misleading too.

07-12-2011, 08:20 PM
No to 8GB

Speedy Gonzales
07-12-2011, 08:22 PM
It says the max is 8 GB DDR 800 /1066 / 1333 on the ASUS site. I'm using 8 GB 800 DDR2 here tho not 1066. But, not on the same mobo

07-12-2011, 08:34 PM
Oh good, so it will take 8Gb.
We are just not sure if it will run 1066.

07-12-2011, 08:38 PM
Ive got 1 set of G-Skill F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ.
Might just grab another one the same.
Is it likely to run any better with 1066?

Speedy Gonzales
07-12-2011, 08:46 PM
Specs are here. It can also take 1600 ram (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5KE/#specifications). Is the CPU 1066 FSB as well. As it says on that site

*The chipset officially supports the memory frequency up to DDR2 800MHz. Tuned by ASUS Super Memspeed Technology, this motherboard natively supports up to DDR2 1066MHz

07-12-2011, 08:53 PM
It running a E8500

Speedy Gonzales
07-12-2011, 09:01 PM
It'd probably be better / faster if the ram matched the CPU (the CPU is 1333 isnt it)?

07-12-2011, 09:28 PM
So what would you recomend.

Speedy Gonzales
07-12-2011, 09:33 PM
I suppose 1066 should be K. Dont know if it'd be faster or not...Im using a 1066 cpu and 800 fsb ram. Its not that slow

08-12-2011, 12:01 PM
RAM speed doesn't make a very noticeable difference to system performance. Going up a speed step is barely measurable in most cases. For most people the amount of RAM is more important than the actual speed.

08-12-2011, 01:04 PM
Got a 4GB set of dual channel 1066 CL5 comming, so will see how they go.