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I have 2 sticks of OCZ SLI-Ready (1GB Each) sticks, and I wanted to get more memory for my computer. i was wondering what is the best memory out there, my motherboard has 8GB max and I wanted to get 2 more sticks. So basically best memory out there, that isn't outlandishly expensive. (i.e. 400 dollars for 2GB) Also, would my sticks and the new sticks work together? or would they both have to be the same. Thanks a lot in advanced!!
post #2 of 11
I would get another 2GB of that OCZ Ram, or RMA it all of it and get:

2x1GB of G. Skill DDR2-1000 (PC2-8000) HZ Ram for $200

I would get two of those kits, it would only cost your $400, and only ~$200 if you RMA your current OCZ Ram.

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Do you have Vista 32 or 64 bit?
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You should get 2 sticks of the exact same memory that you have now or you might have problems.

Mixing up ram usually causes problems, and some times doesnt even work at all.
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Jeez, thats why I love this board, quick answers! I am running vista 32 bit right now. Thanks for the responses!! What is RMA'ing my memory??
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to use more then 3gigs you will need to upgrade to vista 64 or xp 64.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
to use more then 3gigs you will need to upgrade to vista 64 or xp 64.
Yea good point, I totally forgot about this.

On Vista 32-bit if your 8800GTS is 320MB you will only see around 3.6GB, and if its the 640MB you will see around 3.2GB.

32-Bit Oses have a max of 4GB of ram, including video card ram and sound card ram (X-Fi)
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post #8 of 11
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okay so my game plan is to get vista 64 bit, and then when choosing my memory get 2 of the same sticks... to use vista 64 bit with no problemo? right? thanks a lot for the help. Also... what is better, XP or Vista? I know there is another million threads with opinions but just quick answers if possible!
post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingdavid216 View Post
okay so my game plan is to get vista 64 bit, and then when choosing my memory get 2 of the same sticks... to use vista 64 bit with no problemo? right? thanks a lot for the help
Correct.

There is a very small % of people that experience a BSOD during startup with more than 2GB of ram in Vista x64 (Will be fixed in SP1).

If you experience this here is the fix:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777
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post #10 of 11
I would just get 2 more gigs of the same ram you currently have.
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