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Buy another set of Ballistix or trash it alltoger to get G. Skill?

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Hey everyone. As you can see from my profile, I currently own a set of 2x1Gb Crucial Ballistix PC6400. They are the single sided modules and are running at stock settings right now. I want to have 4Gb of RAM, although I know it's not really needed, I just have money at the moment and just want to get another pair of memory sticks. The thing is, I'm not sure if I want to buy another set of Crucial Ballistix knowing that Crucial is making really crappy sticks now. I was wondering if I should get this set of G. Skill and just completely take out the 2Gb from my setup and take the loss. Here is the link to the G. Skill.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
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I would definitely go for the G-Skills for two reasons -
1. (4x1gb) sticks of ram (as opposed to the 2x2gb) are going to put a lot of strain on the memory controller and it will be even harder to get a good overclock.
2. the single sided modules are horrible..

I think I'm going to dump mine here soon and pick up some G Skills. Lot's of people are having success with them!

You also have to think about if you're going to OC your ram. If you want to just run them at stock settings maybe just hanging onto the Ballstix wouldn't be bad. Since, afterall, they do run fine at stock speeds. But stock speeds aren't good enough for me
    
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I had Crucial Ballistics and dumped and ran read below NEVER A PROBLEM SINCE.
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