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Hey guys , if im gettin ram , will it make a difference in what combination I get them? , they both the same make and speed , just they different sizes?

I wana oc my PC more...heres the ram Im gonna order :

http://www.take2.co.za/electronics-o...t-3367389.html

Or should I get just 4x1GB of this ram :

http://www.take2.co.za/electronics-c...b-3121935.html


what else on that site would be a good buy ?
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post #2 of 25
I think many here have said that it's easier to OC 2 sticks instead of 4....so the 2x2GB is best for OC'ing.
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ye read that post.......


is my choice of ram good that I posted? for overclocking?
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post #4 of 25
I know a lot of people who are very happy with their OCZ RAM. I have never used it - so I'm probably not the best person to answer that one.
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post #5 of 25
4x1GB is still fine, but your more likely to have trouble overclocking with 4x dimms as you have 4x the likelyhood of getting a stick that is bad or simply a terrible clocker.

2x2GB would be my advice.
 
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post #6 of 25
Half of boards I tried before had some issues on 4x1GB so I would go for 2x2GB.
post #7 of 25
4x1GB hinders upgradability. Most 2x2gb modules aren't that great, my OCZ work well but are stubborn to OC. Stock speeds are fine though, unless you're a synthetic bench whore it should be fine
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i wana hit atleast 3.8ghz on my rig......
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post #9 of 25
Higher density sticks such as those in 2x2GB kits don't overclock as high as 2x1GB kits (normally) but 4x1GB can be tempermental to overclock to begin with. That's always been my understanding.

I'd rather have stability with lower frequencies.
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post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by Perry View Post
Higher density sticks such as those in 2x2GB kits don't overclock as high as 2x1GB kits (normally) but 4x1GB can be tempermental to overclock to begin with. That's always been my understanding.

I'd rather have stability with lower frequencies.
Also, 2gb sticks build more heat, but I just came off three sets of 2x2gb corsairs and didn't like the way they overclocked..

I bought 4x1gb Patriots, installed 2x1gb and overclocked them to my satisfaction making sure they passed memtest 2.01. then I swapped out the first two for the second two and they passed as well. so I installed all four, and to my surprise they passed with flying colors.

I'm not planning >4gb at least on LGA 775.
    
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