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I don't think you should get any of those. 2x2GB kits are not as fast as 4x1GB kits. Plus, XP doesn't need 4GB by any means (this is the main argument). Stick with the 2x1GB until you upgrade to 64bit, THEN buy the RAM. You won't see any gains right now, and you might actually see a slight decrease in performance.
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going with the Gskill I guess.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Untrue. 32-bit XP can support up to around 3.2-3.5GB. Then minus your video card memory.

Everyone really needs to read this: http://www.dansdata.com/askdan00015.htm
It all makes so much more sense now. Interesting point about 64-bit OS keeping the memory hole for backwards compatibility. Did not know that. I also now know what the memory remapping feature does! hooray!
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Get the ddr2 1000 g. skill PQ's, at 2.2 volts they can hold 1100 mhz with timings at 5-5-3-15 2t and with the intel chipset its extremely fast. Also i dont know what batch i got stuck with but my chips are WinBond UTT............*** the only other time ive seen the winbond were on the KQ's, but my sticks are marked PQ's. Testing them at 1266 atm and no errors in 45 mins.
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