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post #1 of 21
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Am tryin to get all bottlenecks outta my system and my next big one is ram.
Right now i've got 512 of 533mhz memory and when i go to get more ram i wanna have atleast 1.5gigs in total.
is dual channel worth me getting rid of current memory and getting a gig or 2 of D.C. ddr2 sticks?
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post #2 of 21
Getting 2gbs is worth it but dual channel is a smll performance booost. Bu matched ram (new kit) will be best for overclocking
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post #3 of 21
For the price of a 2GB Kit i dont see why not...a decent one can be had for like...75
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post #4 of 21
Dual channel can provide a significant performance increase and with how cheap DDR2 is right now there is no reason not to.

$90 kit of 2x1gb G. Skill DDR2 800 sticks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
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post #5 of 21
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thanx for the info. i take it new egg is the best vender for this product. Just checkin cuz for me to import these i wont enjoy that lovely rebate u guys get.
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterShake View Post
thanx for the info. i take it new egg is the best vender for this product. Just checkin cuz for me to import these i wont enjoy that lovely rebate u guys get.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565

70 bucks after MIR. I hear they have d9's too so OCing is fun
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post #7 of 21
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565

70 bucks after MIR. I hear they have d9's too so OCing is fun
is higher stock voltages better? i noticed these are at 2.2 volts.
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post #8 of 21
higher stock volts just means it runs hotter. not all motherboards support higher volts too.
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post #9 of 21
Any half way decent 2x1G set would behoove you.
As far as the "newegg" links go, doubt there much good to you other than referance, being I do not believe they ship to the Bahamas.
    
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post #10 of 21
Dual channel DOUBLES your ram's bandwidth friend.

its worth it! -esp from a gaming point of view (FPSs)
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