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Originally Posted by PeaceMaker View Post
Hey guys,

I will be purchasing new ram because (in case you didn't know) the Ballistix and Ballistix Tracers have compatibility issues with the P35/X38 chipset (right from Crucial).

Anyway, this has forced me to purchase new ram. I have Vista 32 and don't plan on spending the $$ to upgrade right now. Should I purchase 2x2gb or 4x1gb? I want to spend around $100, any ideas? I am thinking G. Skill, Corsair Dominator or XMS2, OCZ Reaper.

Suggestions welcome

Thanks guys!

For sure 2x2. While it has been said that 32bit is best at 3gb & 64bit is best at 3gb and above...you can upgrade to 64bit for $15...anyways that was what I paid...it maybe less now.
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2x2GB is the better option
 
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Originally Posted by coffeejunky View Post
You just go here -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...a/default.mspx
And enter your product key to see if you can get a $10 upgrade disk. And yes, I would also go for the G.Skills.
Thank's for the link. However, this is for the retail copy of Vista. I have an OEM edition of Vista Business 32.

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2x2 gig sound good.Budget?
around $100.
Edited by PeaceMaker - 5/29/08 at 8:10am
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post #14 of 15
2x2 GB for a few reasons:

For overclocking, it gives you more OC potential, why? Because there are only 2 lanes of DIMM for the bus to communicate with versus 4. Someone explained this to me a while back with the scenario of 2 houses on 2 roads, versus 4 houses on 4 different roads. Which would be quicker for the UPS guy to visit? same scenario applies.

Futureproofing. If you ever happen to need more RAM in the future, you can always get another 2x2 set.
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post #15 of 15
4x2 GB.


What, don't want 8 GB?!

2x2, for many reasons.
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