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post #1 of 16
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I'm trying to decide whether I should get 4 512MB sticks of DDR2 800 RAM, as opposed to 2 1GB sticks of 800 RAM. Would 4 512's get better performance or what?
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post #2 of 16
I think the performance would be negligible...if there was any at all. And you would probably end up spending more money no?
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post #3 of 16
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No, it would be the same amount of money, but I just thought that having 4 dual channel ram sticks instead of 2 dual channel ram sticks would give better performance.
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post #4 of 16
One, you will end up spending more money.

Two, you will not be able to "update" your ram, you will have to sell it to get 4Gb "when" it becomes required(not much of a problem)

Here are 2*1GB Geil DDR2-800 for 51.99$ after MIR on newegg.com

The cheapest 2*512MB ddr2-800 is 39$ on newegg.. EDIT: but i wouldnt even CONSIDER those...
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post #5 of 16
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Is the Geil ram good quality though?
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post #6 of 16
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I don't want my computer to explode...
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post #7 of 16
Geil is quite highly regarded
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post #8 of 16
I vote for 2x1GB.
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post #9 of 16
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Look at all the bad reviews on there though. Some say that it's unstable at stock speeds. Others say it's unstable when it's just slightly overclocked. A lot had dead sticks when they came in.
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post #10 of 16
You can always pay $25 more for these...and they're orange!
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