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Hi,
As per my specs below, I have 2 x 512MB Corsair XL PRO DDR ram.
The system is overclocked.....

So, should I get 2 more sticks of 512MB XL PRO?
Seems much cheaper than selling what I got for some 2 x 1GB LLPRO.

If I just add 2 more sticks of XL PRO, will that change anything on my overclock, or can I just add them and continue?

Thanks.
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I would highly recommend you don't buy new DDR. Besides, socket 939 usually does not play well with 4 sticks of ram.
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post #3 of 6
Replace without a question

It's DDR, they're 512 sticks - nothing good about them
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post #4 of 6
I do know that some cores (ie, Manchester etc) don't like 3 or 4 sticks AT ALL, and other cores don't mind them (usually, you need to drop to 2T, looser timings, and/or lower speed).

IF you are able to return the 2 512MB sticks if your core doesn't like them, then go for them. If a return is outta the question, then do some research on your core.
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I think I have the Venice Core. I was going to get the "my new ram" from Ebay. It's used ram for about 125.00. I can always resell on Ebay...
My timings are loosened to 2-3-3-7 2T right now
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post #6 of 6
OCed AMD processors do worse with more sticks due to the memory controller being right on the die. With AMD, the less sticks, the better! At least when it comes to OCing!
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