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Why would DDR2 or DDR3 type have to do with being great at memory size? It is the chipset and application that utilize it that matters.
Well if you have a total of 100Gigs of memory operating at 20Gigs/sec you can't even fill it up. On the other hand, if you step up to DDR3 you suddenly have 100Gigs of memory at 120Gigs/sec. The numbers, of course, are exaggerated.
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Well if you have a total of 100Gigs of memory operating at 20Gigs/sec you can't even fill it up. On the other hand, if you step up to DDR3 you suddenly have 100Gigs of memory at 120Gigs/sec. The numbers, of course, are exaggerated.
Memory bandwidth and memory size are two different things. In your example, 100GB at 20GB/s... I am 100% sure I can use all the memory... just give me 5s. The entire memory set is not read/written at a time.

It would be like saying a hard drive over 130MB is useless since the best hard drives can only transfer 130MB/s. No, you only take pieces of data out to be utilized by the processor at a time.
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Memory bandwidth and memory size are two different things. In your example, 100GB at 20GB/s... I am 100% sure I can use all the memory... just give me 5s. The entire memory set is not read/written at a time.

It would be like saying a hard drive over 130MB is useless since the best hard drives can only transfer 130MB/s. No, you only take pieces of data out to be utilized by the processor at a time.
My point primarily is this: DDR's sweet spot was 512mb DIMMs, DDR2's (most likely) is 1gb DIMMS.

There is evidence to believe that 4x1gb setup gives you more overclocking headroom than 2x2gb right now (with current kits out there).

While we are gradually increasing how much ram we use in games, I dont think I will need more than 4gb by the time DDR3 is VERY mainstream (1-2 years). I dont WANT the two DIMM slots im saving with 2x2gb kit by then.

Sorry if my previous post didnt make any sense.
    
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My point primarily is this: DDR's sweet spot was 512mb DIMMs, DDR2's (most likely) is 1gb DIMMS.

There is evidence to believe that 4x1gb setup gives you more overclocking headroom than 2x2gb right now (with current kits out there).
Ummm...could you post that evidence?
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Now I dont claim these to be official sources, but these are the discussions that I gather my information from. The general consensus of the community leans toward 4x1gb.

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardw...ict240912.html

http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...ht=4x1gb+2x2gb

http://www.hardforum.com/showpost.ph...1&postcount=16


Most of all, just look at the overclocking post between 4x1gb and 2x2gb. There aren't even any entries for 2x2gb. Yikes

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=114977


Lastly (and probably where the LEAST faith should be put) there are a couple newegg reviews that said the G.Skill (black PCB, hz's?) 2x2gb kits didnt OC all that great. Bleh.
    
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Jesus 1Gb modules are modern but 2Gb just seems pointless.
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Listen kids:

The more RAM the better. Always. If you can afford 8GB f___ing go for it.

Why would you say someone doesn't need something when you know nothing of what they do
    
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Listen kids:

The more RAM the better. Always. If you can afford 8GB f___ing go for it.

Why would you say someone doesn't need something when you know nothing of what they do
First of all, please do not swear (even if you bleep it out).

Second, yes, the more memory the better, but up to a certain point. Right now, 3GB is more than what you'd need, but of course 4GB allows dual channel and is more logical.

Anybody that need more than 4GB would most likely be running a server, with ECC-registered RAM.
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First of all, please do not swear (even if you bleep it out).

Second, yes, the more memory the better, but up to a certain point. Right now, 3GB is more than what you'd need, but of course 4GB allows dual channel and is more logical.

Anybody that need more than 4GB would most likely be running a server, with ECC-registered RAM.
You can do 3GB dual channel with 2x1GB + 2x512MB.
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You can do 3GB dual channel with 2x1GB + 2x512MB.
That would overclock like crap in most cases.
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