Originally Posted by silentace
i tried pulling the stick out and having 2 1gig sticks and still no dice... i get to windows every time no BSOD and very few errors... windows just locks up after most/all of the tasks are started. I don't know what to do... its like riding a bike without legs here
i believe the sweet spot for RAM right now is a 2x2GB kit.
Two DIMMs provides a more stable overclock than four DIMMs, because it is extra lanes the motherboard has to worry about. Think of the DIMMs as streets and the RAM as houses... It would be a lot easier visiting 2 houses on 2 roads each than to visit 1 house on each of the 4 roads.
If I were you, I would use two 1 GB sticks and be sure they are in dual channel mode (color coded on your mobo)
ex (these are the DIMM slots):
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So for two dimms, you would have them in both of the blue slots.
Also make sure you manually give the memory the correct voltage to spec (based on the manufacturer) to ensure RAM stability. Then when you start getting stable overclocks, you can start playing with the RAM timings etc...
Hope that helped