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This looks like a real good DDR2 667 512MB single stick: Crucial Technology Ballistix 512MB 240-Pin DDR2 667 for $57.99

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x2 3800+
Any supporting arguments? You read the thread, and basically concluded that one is too expensive.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
I was looking at 1GB kits for $100, not a single 512MB stick....

This looks like a real good DDR2 667 512MB single stick: Crucial Technology Ballistix 512MB 240-Pin DDR2 667 for $57.99
IMO 2x512 will be far better, because it is running in dual-channel mode.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gonX
IMO 2x512 will be far better, because it is running in dual-channel mode.
I know, but we're trying to cut costs here... I suggested two sticks at first, but then Pook said he was looking at a single stick. With my original choice, the budget will be $400 on the spot (excluding shipping). with the single stick, it's be around $360 + shipping.

RAM is expensive right now. Unfortunately taking up too large a chunk of his budget.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
This looks like a real good DDR2 667 512MB single stick: Crucial Technology Ballistix 512MB 240-Pin DDR2 667 for $57.99

Any supporting arguments? You read the thread, and basically concluded that one is too expensive.
A set of numbers, pwns "805". But seriously, he said he wanted AMD over Intel.
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The difference in Dual Channel vs Single Channel is minimal. Unless you are running Photoshop, Maya, etc. with very large sized graphics one will not see any appreciable difference. Yes, there is a difference, but it is marginal and for the use The Pook has stated, single channel is fine. If she wants more ram in the future, she can always move to another stick and gain both more ram and the dual channel nature.

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he ambiguity in most of the benchmark results we saw today sends a very clear message: on today’s systems, the advantages of Dual Channel memory setups are negligible for average users.

While some memory specific benchmarks, those designed to saturate bus bandwidth, demonstrated the Dual Channel system’s superiority, very few real-life applications took advantage of it, and some games even managed to perform better on the Single Channel setup.
http://www.tcmagazine.info/articles....e=1&pagenum=13

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post #36 of 62
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
This looks like a real good DDR2 667 512MB single stick: Crucial Technology Ballistix 512MB 240-Pin DDR2 667 for $57.99

Any supporting arguments? You read the thread, and basically concluded that one is too expensive.
Right now, it looks likes Imma spring for that RAM...
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post #37 of 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox
A set of numbers, pwns "805". But seriously, he said he wanted AMD over Intel.
Read the original post... didn't say he wanted AMD over Intel, just open for both options.

The cheapest X2 3800+ is the AM2 version, for $153 or so, That's too much a chunk out of the budget. Too many offers on the rig need to be made to make that happen.

The D805 rig is nicely balanced, and with taht Ballistic RAM I linked, I am sure it'll run nicely and within budget.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox
A set of numbers, pwns "805". But seriously, he said he wanted AMD over Intel.
Uh, no I didn't...?

I said I really don't care which, and that I don't have my mind set on Intel.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gonX
@ Ropey, that is heading Canada, which means a good 60$ in USD.
You may note that I performed the conversion.

Good Ram Chozart.
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Ok, so the 805 rig. Just checking, but aren't there two verisons of the 805, one that ocs well and one that does not at all, or very little?
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