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Hey guys just wanted to ask whether Buffered RAM modules are better for my PC & are they compatible with my system (specs below) cause i'm using Sisoft sandra 9 which gave me the following suggestion :---

"Large memory systems (1GB or greater) should use Registered/Buffered memory, especially if more than 2 are installed on the same channel. This improves signal quality by reducing the load on the chipset channel. While these modules add an extra clock delay due to the on-board buffers (thus CL2 effectively becomes CL3), the stability will be worth it. Server chipsets with many memory slots generally require Registered memory.

Fix: If you plan on adding more memory, consider replacing the modules with Registered/Buffered modules. Do note that you cannot mix Unbuffered and Registered/Buffered modules on the same channel, but you may be able to if the chipset has multiple memory channels."

Also I switched from Dual channel RAM( 2 x 512 MB ) to single channel 1024 MB nd I'm experiencing slowness in the system especially games. Dunno what to do Please advice!!
    
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no, stick with unbuffered memory, buffered/ECC memory is for servers, and yes there is a performance loss going from dual channel to single channel. shouldn't be that much though. nothign TOO noticable.
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I've gone from DC to SC, and have noticed a drop in 3DMark01 from 17k to 16k - I'm going back to DC soon so I'll let you know if this was cos of the RAM
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