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2Gb sticks have horrible transfer rates. Having more ram (2gb vs 4gb) might allow you to have 30 things going on at once, but how fast those applications open/load is more important imo. I have yet to see a set of 2gb modules (from any manufacturer) that come within 1500mb/s of good Micron D9 IC's. In a year 2Gb ddr3 Modules will be the norm and they will have excellent transfer rates compared to all ddr2 sticks (2 or 4gb).

For ddr2, stay with 1gb modules as they have much better transfer rates. Good PC2 6400 with Micron 9's will OC to 1066 with ease and save you some money.
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I really see the 4x1 vs 2x2 debate a lot like pepsi vs coke.

If you board has a finicky memory controller 2x2 MAY oc better due to less load, but 2x2 does give your upgrade potential to a ridiculous (and unneeded but hey this is OCN) 8G
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I really see the 4x1 vs 2x2 debate a lot like pepsi vs coke.
I OC with 4 modules and dont have a problem. I did have one bad stick so I had to go through and run mem test 4 times instead of 2 but that wasnt a big issue. If you plan to have a need for 8gb of ram in the future get 2x2GB. OTherwise, I dont think it really matters
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I OC with 4 modules and dont have a problem. I did have one bad stick so I had to go through and run mem test 4 times instead of 2 but that wasnt a big issue. If you plan to have a need for 8gb of ram in the future get 2x2GB. OTherwise, I dont think it really matters

My p5n-e didn't like 4 sticks at all... my dfi ate it up. I've decided (based on some PMs I was just sending) I should never be used as an example though --- my stuff usually sucks
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if running windows then thier wont really be any need for 4Gb. 2Gb will be enough. windows wont even use the last chip. unless you go for a 64bit OS.

Of you could alternatly run OS X or even Linux. that would use 4GB then you'll see the difference.
    
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I really see the 4x1 vs 2x2 debate a lot like pepsi vs coke.
Ok , soo 4x1 is Pepsi , and 2x2 is coke....

coke is better.....thus ill take the 2x2
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windows wont even use the last chip. unless you go for a 64bit OS.
that's really a whole other debate.

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Ok , soo 4x1 is Pepsi , and 2x2 is coke....
coke is better.....thus ill take the 2x2
ha! touche!
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I think my comment might have been a bit misleading or hard to understand.

In SiSoft Sandra / Everest memory benchmarks, my sets of PC2 6400 DDR2 800 sticks clocked at 900mhz 4-4-4-10 are 25% faster than any 2x2gb kit on the market clocked at 1100 (the highest I have seen 2x2gb).

My memory has DDR2 Micron D9 IC's. There are several manufacturers that rebrand the the same IC's including Corsair, OCZ, G.Skill etc., and I would recommend going that route as an upgrade path.
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2x2 ftw
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