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would it be better to get 1gb of faster ram..or 4x512mb of value ram.
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2GB of slower RAM.
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Yup, quanity >>> quality if you don't have enough RAM.
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post #4 of 16
Really depends how slow your talking you want somthing that will match with your cpu to keep the perf up. id go with 2x1gig faster over 4x512 4 chips sometimes have problems in certain motherboards.
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post #5 of 16
Even with 2T command rate, high timmings, and a decreased frequency, the greater amount of ram would be more benifical than a smaller quantity of "faster" ram.

I find it funny that some people spend $180+ on a CPU, then dump almost $300 on memory.
    
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post #6 of 16
his motherboard uses ddr1 don't it so he should be able to get 1gig or 512 pretty cheap.
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
his motherboard uses ddr1 don't it so he should be able to get 1gig or 512 pretty cheap.
DDR is more expensive than DDR2 right now, just sold 2 gigs of DDR500 for $130, turned around and bought 2 gigs of DDR2 800 for $85...
post #8 of 16
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this is my current ram..is it worth it to double up?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

and yeah, I was wondering why DDR2 seems cheaper? o.0
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post #9 of 16
Because ddr2 is in high demand now with more people upgrading to it from ddr1. So your not running slower ddr with 4 sticks i was thinking you had like ddr266 or somthing.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-1GB-PC3200-D...QQcmdZViewItem
2 of those be less then 80 bucks with shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211023
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post #10 of 16
Yeah unfortunately DDR is about double the price of DDR2 at present.

I'd say 2gb is a good option over 1gb. I had 4x512mb and it was good but then I got 2x1gb and currently using that.
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