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Today i recieved my 4Gb Gskill ddr2-800 kit so i played with it got it stable to about the same as my previous 2x1gb ocz ddr2-800 kit so after some test i threw all in ran memtest everything is playing nice should i keep the 6gb in the machine or go down to just the 4gb of g skill?
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I say that if they play nice and you don't have any need for the $ you would get from selling the OCZ then you may as well keep them and put em to good use. If you are still on the fence though run some benchmarks and see what if any difference it makes, they will help you in determining whether they are worth keeping for your purposes or not.
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If nothing else you could keep them in case you have problems with the memory installed and have to process an RMA.

I'm thinking that I may try to keep some lower end replacement parts on hand just in case this happens since I hate being without a computer.
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Why did you switch to a 2x2GB kit in the first place? If you were going to fill 4 slots anyway, why didn't you just grab another 2x1GB kit?
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Originally Posted by dankoni View Post
Why did you switch to a 2x2GB kit in the first place? If you were going to fill 4 slots anyway, why didn't you just grab another 2x1GB kit?
4 sticks = extra stress on memory controller = lower overclocks on some boards.

Personally I'd just use the 2x2 for now. It's unlikely you'll use all of it anyway.
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4 sticks = extra stress on memory controller = lower overclocks on some boards.

Personally I'd just use the 2x2 for now. It's unlikely you'll use all of it anyway.
I realize that, but if he is going to fill 4 slots ANYWAY at this point, he should have just bought another 2x1GB kit.
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