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ge_toe_video
Dual channel memory
on Nov 11, 2005 at 4:05:15 pm

For 2Gb of RAM, is it better to use 4x 512 MB sticks or 2x 1GB sticks? Thanks. Laughing


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Gary Bettan
Re: Dual channel memory
on Nov 11, 2005 at 4:59:16 pm

no difference other than cost. If you only hav 4 memory slots, I say get teh 2x 1GB so you have room to expand.

Gary


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scottyfree
Re: Dual channel memory
on Nov 13, 2005 at 1:26:38 pm

On many motherboards you will get a noticeable performance hit, especially when overclocking the memory when you use 4X512 sticks. For example, on my Asus P5AD2-E Premium system, I lost over 50 Mhz overclocking when I went to 4 sticks. So I got 2X1024 and all is well again. If you need 2 gigs RAM, make sure the RAM performs equally well at 2 Gigs also, so stay with OCZ, Corsair, etc. RAM and you should be fine. If you don't overclock with the tightest timings you can achieve, then by all means use 4X512. There are very few apps and games that require 2 Gigs anyway, but that will all change with the arrival of VISTA.


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ge_toe_video
Re: Dual channel memory
on Nov 13, 2005 at 4:00:04 pm

Thanks guys. i wll keep that in mind.


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