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post #11 of 25
Ehh I have 4x1gb crucial 8500's and they are doing great. Running at 500mhz with 4-4-4-9 and 2.15vdimm. Good stuff.
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post #12 of 25
And even then, NewEgg is selling 2 x 2gb G.Skill kits for 209.99

I would recommend 2 x 2gb Kits over 4 x 1gb. I'm personally trying to work on ath 700.00 2 x 2gb Mushkin 1066 kit.
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post #13 of 25
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Ehh I have 4x1gb crucial 8500's and they are doing great. Running at 500mhz with 4-4-4-9 and 2.15vdimm. Good stuff.
Nobody said that 4x1 is bad, it is just that when compared to 2x2, even though VERY close, the 2x2 is still the better option if set aside from cost.
    
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2 sticks of 2GB will give you dual channel too...I think.
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Nobody said that 4x1 is bad, it is just that when compared to 2x2, even though VERY close, the 2x2 is still the better option if set aside from cost.
True I wasnt arguing that fact.

Just saying is all. Plus total after MIR I paid $190 for all four sticks. Pretty cheap for 4 gigs. I think that the 2g sticks will cost alot more for the same performance.

Either way its more preference then anything I guess.
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post #16 of 25
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2 sticks of 2GB will give you dual channel too...I think.
You'll have dual channel either way. (using 2x2gb or 4x1gb)
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post #17 of 25
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True I wasnt arguing that fact.

Just saying is all. Plus total after MIR I paid $190 for all four sticks. Pretty cheap for 4 gigs. I think that the 2g sticks will cost alot more for the same performance.

Either way its more preference then anything I guess.
Yeah I see what you are saying. When it comes to this 2x2 vs 4x1, it is a very iffy subject because most people will argue the 2x2 for future proof but to say you will need anything even close to more than 4 gigs of ram any time soon is ridiculous and when that one day finally comes, I am sure a new motherboard will be in order. It is iffy but if you have the money, the 2x2 USUALLY will give at least a some what higher performance.
    
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post #18 of 25
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You'll have dual channel either way. (using 2x2gb or 4x1gb)
Oops wasn't looking straight thought it was one stick of 4GB ram....lol
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post #19 of 25
Someone willing to provide proof of memory controller stress. I have never heard of such nonsense.

The 2GB on one PCB have high capacity and high latency when compared to 1GB on each PCB. I suspect you will get more performance out of the 4 x 1.
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post #20 of 25
exactly what paul said the timings wil be higher on the 2gb sticks so you will lose performance. but paul the problem with the memory controler does exist but it is on amd system with the on die MC intel has never been affected.
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