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8GB ddr2 800 vs. 4GB ddr2 1066

post #1 of 12
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Well the title pretty much explains it. It seems nowadays the 2x2gb sticks are coming down quite a bit and was wondering if it would be more practical and more effective to do with 8GB of DDR2 800 or do 4GB of the DDR2 1066 Ram for about the same price. I'll be running Vista Ultimate x64 and some pretty intense games.

Thanks!
post #2 of 12
Depends what CPU you have. You might not even need the 1066. And vista doesn't need that much. 4gb is plenty really.
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post #3 of 12
I would get 8Gb of good DDR2-800 and OC it to DDR2-1000ish. I dont think you will notice much of a performance difference between the 800 and the 1066 to be honest.
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I'll be running the Kentsfield Q6600 with the new 8800 GTS (G92) evga card. You're probably right about the performance thing but I guess you can never have TOO much ram. I'll probably do the DDR2 800 stuff...and besides I'll have some bragging rights lol.

Thanks
post #5 of 12
Going to go for the 4GB DDR2 1066 because 8GB isnt needed for 99.9% of users unless your doing some heavy CAD editing or something... and it'd have to be pretty extreme.

Or get 8GB of DDR2 800 that is known to OC well.

All ram is DDR2 800, its just factory overclocked. So if you can get good ram than you can just get DDR2 800 and set it to 1066 yourself.
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post #6 of 12
You don't need any more than 4gb.
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post #7 of 12
8Gb is useful... really you can never have too much.



Granted, it isn't really necessary either. But if you plan on running Vista 64bit and you only have 4Gb RAM then 8Gb isn't a bad idea since x4 with 4Gb is like having less than x32 with 3.5Gb (all you can use out of 4Gb with x32)
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regardless, go for the bragging rights haha
    
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do ittttttt haha
    
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post #10 of 12
I have 8GB, and honestly, I don't use more than half of it unless I'm gaming, IMing, foruming (Yes I just made that up), listening to music, and converting movies all at the same time. Nice thing about it is that you can turn off the Page File and never worry about having to run out of RAM
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