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8gb of DDR2 pc6400 or 4gb of DD2 pc8500?

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Hey guys,

Just looking for some solid knowledge here. Performance wise is it better to have 8gb of PC6400 or 4gb of PC8500?
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4gb. Unless you are dioing some heavy video editing/decoding or CAD work, 4 gb is plenty. Usually, faster is better.
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Pc 8500 is just a guarantedd oc on pc6400 chips tested by maufacturer if im not mistaken.
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Hmm sounds like a hard question. If ur gonna game the 8GB PC6400 will be the best choice cuz memory is not really a gaming standard and u will most likely not see any improvements on 4gb pc8500.
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You shouldn't need any more than ddr2800 for your quad core especially running 1:1
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get 2 sets of these and call it a day

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
i have em stable @ 1000mhz
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Just get 8 GB, ram speed is way overated! What's better, 512 mb of 100000000 mhz ram or 2 gb of 800 mhz?
As long as it's not holding your overclock back it's fine.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dolo001 View Post
get 2 sets of these and call it a day

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
i have em stable @ 1000mhz
Voltages?
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post #9 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pegasus View Post
Just get 8 GB, ram speed is way overated! What's better, 512 mb of 100000000 mhz ram or 2 gb of 800 mhz?
As long as it's not holding your overclock it's fine.
lol, way to exaggerate. There is no need for 8gb of RAM. (barring reason in my earlier post) Since you will never use that much, why would you get quantity at the price of speed? Hell, most people don't use more than 4gb. Granted, you can often OC 6400 to 500mhz or higher anyways, but thats not the point.

Not to mention the added stress on the NB 4 sticks cause.
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post #10 of 38
i have voltage set @ 2.14 right now
had to bump it up to pass memtest
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